“Wakanda Forever” is a phrase made popular by the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the introduction of Black Panther or King T’Challa in Avengers: Infinity War (2018 Film). Wakanda refers to the fictional character’s home which turns out to be a technologically advanced country located in Sub-Saharan Africa.
After seeing South Africa’s candidate Zozibini Tunzi on Miss Universe 2019, “Wakanda Forever” started trending on Twitter.
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Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it. May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine. I proudly state my name Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019!
As it seems, netizens have in fact been greeting Tunzi with it. Local artist Vice Ganda also tweeted about Tunzi’s resemblance to the representation of the Wakandan tribe in the film.
I love South Africa!!! Gandang ganda ko sa kanya!!! Pero di mo ko maloloko ikaw yung sundalo sa Black Panther!!!!
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) December 9, 2019
Here are some of the tweets from netizens:
However, some people think that it is offensive and people have got to stop associating a ‘real’ country with a fictional one.
“Wakanda Forever” is not only trending in the Philippines but also worldwide.
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