Black Panther's impact is impossible to ignore. It's the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time, making a whopping $1.2 billion worldwide. It's also the first Marvel Studios movie to score a Golden Globes nomination in the Best Motion Picture, Drama, category. But its legacy is more than just box-office records and dollar signs. The movie features an all-black cast, which is unfortunately a rarity in Hollywood.
The film made a significant impact on everything in pop culture — from toys to clothing — and it's still going strong.
Case in point: Forever 21 just released a "Wakanda Forever" Fair Isle sweater, just in time for Christmas. But the way it promoted the sweater had people dragging the brand in droves.
Forever 21, whether purely from ignorance or totally intentionally, posted an ad showing off the Black Panther–themed sweater on Twitter.
The brand even issued an apology, because this is how 2018 goes. "Forever 21 takes feedback on our products and marketing extremely seriously," it said. "We celebrate all superheroes with many different models of various ethnicities and apologize if the photo in question was offensive in any way."
BTW: It's $35 on Forever21.com in case you still want to buy it.