Supermarket faces backlash after naming a Black Panther costume the "Dark Panther."
Fans of the latest Marvel film Black Panther noticed that British supermarket chain Tesco had an item named "Marvel Avengers Dark Panther Fancy Dress Costume" on their website. Following the backlash, Tesco told BBC Newsbeat: "This was a mistake and we are extremely sorry for any offence caused."
No offcial statment has been released on why the mistake occurred, just an apology that it did. However you know twitter had something to say about it!
@Tesco #Tesco please can you explain this to me? Why does this costume say 'dark' #panther there is no dark panther in the kingdom of #Wakanda it is #BLACKpanther why have you done this what is it? Dark what? U dont remix #IronMan 2 #metalman so why this? #EpicFail #fixthis pic.twitter.com/hV8wD5RnLY
— meeee (@missluvalot) February 25, 2018
— MaQeda (@MaQeda_MUA) February 25, 2018
@Tesco there's a pretty big movie out at the moment called Black Panther, not sure if you've heard of it. The merch you sell is called "Dark Panther". Is this a tesco own brand super hero?
— BrumGirlReviews (@Brumgirlreviews) February 25, 2018
Just read that @Tesco named a #BlackPanther costume "Dark Panther", lol, who comes up with this? Publicity? Surely someone at the top can't think that they would get away with it! ???? pic.twitter.com/M9C5wfbQTd
— Karl Holtby (@karl_holtby) February 27, 2018
That ‘Urban’ Panther film was really something.
— David Sagoe (@sagoe_david) February 26, 2018
I want to know why #Tesco has called this a "DARK" Panther outfit. @Tesco who is the DARK Panther? Confused I am kmt ????????????#Author #BlackPanther #Tesco #kmt #EpicFail #FixThis #DarkPanther #DontPlay #notnewsnews #myresponse #TescoDotCom #ChangeIt #DarkPantherWho #FOH #Love pic.twitter.com/vYcYYMv811
— Makala 'Kelz' Thomas (@MissKelz90) February 25, 2018
A) It's a genuine mistake/oversight
B) It's due to licensing
C) It's an incredibly clever marketing ploy to get people talking about the costume
— J_Allonby (@Jack_Allonby) February 27, 2018
— delcrookes (@hairydel) February 26, 2018