Yes, we wish Wakanda—the fictional African nation where Marvel’s Black Panthertakes place—was a real city too, but it’s not. Someone should inform British Airways’ High Line Magazine of this.
The in-flight magazine recently published an article in which they listed Wakanda as Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o‘s country of origin.
I have just a few questions:
How is this even possible? When—once again—Wakanda is not a real country? When most magazines have editors? When the internet exists as a practically endless source of information?
There are just so many layers of incompetence presented here, that I’m not quite sure where to begin.
Peep the absurd blunder below:
The British Airways in flight magazine really thinks Lupita Nyong’o is from Wakanda. pic.twitter.com/Pjnytkf68A
— Denizcan Targaryen (@MrFilmkritik) September 4, 2017
— Mask & Hammer (@MaskandHammer) September 6, 2017
Reactions immediately rolled in, because—come on, man—this is way too ridiculous for people to not have a field day with.
Wakanda is lovely this time of year
— AG (@5horizns) September 5, 2017
White people: we know places in Africa! There's Pride Rock, Wakanda, Africa Near, Africa Far, Africa Wherever you are! We bless the rains https://t.co/iK9s5zICpx
— ⚡️Nea Odinson⚡️ (@agentcutiepie) September 5, 2017
Buttt……never mind .. pic.twitter.com/zHF4sjXkHI
— PhoenixRose (@PhoenixRose731) September 6, 2017
Those idiots… everyone knows she's from Zamunda
— Steve (@uber_steve) September 5, 2017