In an effort to stop review sabotage, Facebook and Rotten Tomatoes have taken steps to curb a group planning on tanking Black Panther movie scores. Facebook first removed the anti-Disney group from its social network. The group calls themselves “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” and has been making negative waves. It first took credit for tanking Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores back in December.
One member created an event this past week called “Give Black Panther a Rotten Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.” Before the event was taken down, it pulled in over 3,700 participants. The group describes itself as an advocate for the DC Extended Universe films and was taken down for violating Facebook’s “community standards.”
Facebook wasn’t the only company to get involved. In fact, Rotten Tomatoes expressed its disdain for the groups actions as well. The company had this to say in a statement:
“We at Rotten Tomatoes are proud to have become a platform for passionate fans to debate and discuss entertainment and we take that responsibility seriously. While we respect our fans’ diverse opinions, we do not condone hate speech. Our team of security, network and social experts continue to closely monitor our platforms and any users who engage in such activities will be blocked from our site and their comments removed as quickly as possible.”
Black Panther is set to hit theaters in a few weeks on February 16th. The movie is expected to do quite well, despite a February release. With the title role being played by Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther will be the first Marvel movie this year leading into Avengers: Infinity War. It will then be followed by Ant-Man and the Wasp shortly thereafter.
Are you excited to see Black Panther when it debuts? What do you think about Facebook and Rotten Tomatoes’ pre-emptive move to attempt to head off review sabotage? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Business Insider