Trump supporters are making false claims that white people are being attacked at screenings of the Marvel film Black Panther.
The first blockbuster superhero film with a black director and mostly black cast grossed a record-breaking $25.2m at the box office when it opened on Thursday night.
But Trump supporters are attempting to stir up hatred by using social media by falsely alleging that they had been attacked by black cinema-goers because they were white.
One of them using a Twitter handle that declared them a Christian “hater of Sodomy”, showed a photo of a bloodied handkerchief and wrote: “Was at the Black Panther premiere but a group of black youths said this wasn’t for me.
“I am white. They then proceeded to assault me. I’m heading to the ER now.”
Another Trump supporter claimed: “I went to see Black Panther with my gf [girlfriend] and a black teenager shouted ‘U at the wrong theatre’ and smashed a bottle on her face’.”
However, a lot of people also continued to herald the movie as a major moment in American cultural history.