Some people just want to see the world burn.
Trolls on several social media sites have been claiming that they were assaulted by black assailants while at screenings of the new movie "Black Panther," which opened Friday and is setting all kinds of box office records.
The posts on Twitter and Instagram look authentic, right down to pictures of people with bruises or bloody faces. But one actually shows White House staffer Rob Porter's ex-wife Colbie Holderness with a black eye, while another shows 19-year-old Sophie Johansson from Sweden, who was hit with a beer bottle, leaving her bloodied.
"Went to the #BlackPanther premier tonight and my wife was assaulted. Three black women approached us and one said 'This movie ain't for you white b****' and then attacked her. Security escorted us to the parking lot and we left. We just wanted to see a movie." The photo, though, shows Holderness in a widely-circulated photo after her former husband was drummed out of the White House for past domestic abuse.
Another message says, "I went to see #BlackPanther with my gf and a black teenager shouted 'u at the wrong theater' and smashed a bottle on her face." But that picture showed Johansson and was outed right away as fake.
Still another made the same claim of a racial attack but showed a picture of a woman who was locked in a flat and subjected to a four-hour beating because she wouldn't get her boyfriend cigarettes.
Said one internet detective who was calling out the phonies: "'Fake posts are being created to make black people look bad and the sad part of it is some people will believe them #BlackPanther."
Another post was also outed.
That video shows two performers from South Korean Kpop group "Black Pink."
"People also chimed in that white men in MAGA hats were also harassing moviegoers, going as far to supposedly say 'blacks are subhumans who deserve to be beaten.' But those too were revealed to be false," the Daily Mail wrote.
And while all these people were quick to try to derail the excitement surrounding the film, there were those who were quick to defend the film and those watching it.
Oner user stated: 'if I see anyone making fake claims they “got beat up” when seeing #BlackPanther I’m gonna find you and literally beat your white a**..cause let’s face it, it’s always white people..I saw the movie this morning, full theater, all cheering, 20/10 recommend seeing it multiple times.'
Another added: 'There's a bunch of people on here posting fake assault pictures and saying it was black teens at #BlackPanther showings. God I hate people.'
Black Panther hit theaters late Thursday night and has been applauded for its diverse cast that shows representation of the African diaspora and what a Black superhero could do.