Friday, September 29, 2023

France condemns Black Panther for portraying its soldiers as looters

Black Panther Wakanda Forever Queen Costumes And Characters
In Black Panther, Soldiers Come To Plunder Wakanda’S Resources. Photo: Afp

Despite being a work of fiction, it tries to influence the image of France, taking into account The Defense Minister condemned the “false representation” of the French military this Sunday in the second part of the Marvel movie “Black Panther”, where they accuse the armed forces Intended to plunder Wakanda’s natural resources,

Why did the French government talk about Black Panther?

On this 12th February through his Twitter account, the French Minister Sebastien Lecornu He called the army’s representation false and deceitful, which he strongly condemned a few months after the launch.

“I think and pay tribute to the 58 French soldiers who died defending Mali against Islamic terrorist groups.”

sebastian lecornu

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” by Ryan Coogler, to be released in France in late 2022, shows a group Prisoner of France kneeling before the Queen of the fictional WakandaA French minister is being tried before the United Nations (UN), with the uniform used by the French army stationed in Mali.

However, even though “Rogue French Mercenaries” They wear uniforms similar to those of Operation Barkhane, an integrated counter-terrorism operation by France and allied countries in the Sahel’s African region of the Ministry of Defence. acknowledges the freedom of an “artistic work”, insisting that France does not censor or withdraw,

While the response of the French minister made a Tweet by journalist Jean Bexon from La Reunion Islandwhich published video of a scene at the soldiers’ hearing at the United Nations, a session interrupted by the Queen of Wakanda, who arrives to judge the alleged robbers.

Instead, ministry sources said that “There can be no revisionism on the recent French action in Mali”since there was an intervention “far from the story told in the film, ie a French army that arrives to plunder its natural resources, at the request of the country to fight against terrorist armed groups”.,

France takes special care of its image in West Africa after the military junta of Mali and Burkina Faso called for the withdrawal of French troops. Deployed in Sahel region since 2013 to fight jihadists,

While the minister’s response is part of Paris’ willingness to respond to “The Narratives of Our Competitors” in Africa, as he recognized in the ministry.

This is a direct indication of the deterioration of the image of France in public opinion in the Sahel, by Russian propaganda and in particular by the media system of the Wagner paramilitary group.

Nation World News Desk
Nation World News Desk
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news