Mixed reactions trail Coming 2 America trailer as movie describes Africa as Ebola (video)
- The teaser trailer of the film Coming 2 America left quite a number of African social media users offended
- The clip that was posted online showcased Americans making fun of African stereotypes and was insensitive to some
- Social media users from around the world voiced their opinion on what they thought about the trailer for the film
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The highly anticipated movie, Coming 2 America has received mixed reviews after a teaser trailer dropped recently.
The cast of the film includes big names such as Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, and Teyana Taylor to name a few. Mzansi's Nomzamo Mbatha will also be making an appearance in the film.
Senior front page editor of Huffington Post USA, (@Phil_Lewis_) posted the trailer to his Twitter page and it definitely received some mixed reactions from social media users. Quite a number of people found it offensive, especially people from Africa.
According to Wikipedia, the movie is a sequel to the first film Coming to America, where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is set to become the King of Zamunda when he learns that he has a son he never knew about in America.
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Here are a few reactions from users from all around the world on what they think about the upcoming movie:
"If Africans come out and say that this movie insults them and mocks them, we all need to hear them out. We need to acknowledge and embrace the diversity in cultures within the black community. In saying this, if African people say "this is offensive." We have to listen."
"In 2020 Hollywood still cannot produce a black comedy that is not offensive to African people."
"Derogatory and insulting to us Africans. So Africa is synonymous to Ebola, Hotel Rwanda (people died), babies with flies on the face? The creators of this movie are just idiots!"
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerians trolled Kanayo O Kanayo over a new photo.
The photo which racked over 12,000 likes had several Instagram users sharing their thought about what the 'fate' of the ladies in the photo would be.
While some people questioned if they were the ladies meant for sacrifice as his movie characters are known for, others were pretty convinced that they were.
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