- Facebook has removed an anti-Disney Facebook group that planned to sabotage the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for Marvel’s upcoming film “Black Panther.”
- In December, the same group took credit for driving down the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
- Rotten Tomatoes also denounced the group in a statement on Thursday.
Facebook has removed an anti-Disney Facebook group that planned to tank the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for Marvel’s upcoming film “Black Panther.” The same group took credit for sabotaging the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in December.
The group, titled “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” described itself as an advocate for the DC Extended Universe films and opposer of Marvel and Disney franchises. Earlier this week, a member of the group created an event labeled, “Give Black Panther a Rotten Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes,” that drew over 3,700 participants, as The Hollywood Reporter notes.
Rotten Tomatoes previously denounced the group on Thursday with the following 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,” which opens February 16 nationwide, set a pre-sale ticket record for all superhero movies this week while receiving laudatory advance reviews from critics, ahead of the film’s February 6 critical embargo.