Let’s get one thing established from jump: movie theater shootings are not a common occurrence nor should they ever be anticipated. However, in wake of the heinous act that happened during the opening day of Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana, Universal Pictures agreed to reimburse theaters for the extra security during Straight Outta Compton’s opening weekend, primarily because it was a “Black movie.”
The end result was a clear-cut reflection on what the Hip-Hop culture has stood for since its inception. The music reflects the violent nature of the world opposed to bringing it into fruition. Not only were there zero incidents and/or altercations reported, the movie, which details the rise to prominence of legendary rap group N.W.A, exceeded all expectations by bringing in a total of $60.2 million.
CNN covered the tranquil aftermath of Straight Outta Compton’s big debut and instead of championing the movie content and fan response relationship, they went totally right-wing and acted like something bad was supposed to happen.
“Some movie theaters were worried about violence when Straight Outta Compton hit the screen. Instead, it only led to longer lines, ticket lines and some big money, too,” anchor Ashleigh Banfield told viewers. CNN law enforcement analyst Cedric Alexander got to cooning and told the public, “We really have to get away from this whole ‘f the police’ to ‘support the police.’”
Anyways, go see Straight Outta Compton if you have yet to do so. Watch the ridiculous CNN report down below.