Chadwick Boseman's Last Post Becomes Most-Liked In Twitter History

Written by on August 30, 2020

A tweet posted to Chadwick Boseman’s account saying the actor’s dying is now the most-liked put up in Twitter’s historical past, surpassing a 2017 tweet from former President Barack Obama.

“A tribute match for a King,” Twitter stated in an announcement on Saturday, referring to Boseman’s iconic function as King T’Challa within the groundbreaking Marvel superhero movie “The Black Panther.”

The tweet saying Boseman’s dying had been appreciated greater than 7.2 million instances as of Sunday night. 

Boseman, who aso performed pioneering Black figures reminiscent of baseball participant Jackie Robinson, singer James Brown and Supreme Court docket Justice Thurgood Marshall, died at his house in Los Angeles on Friday after a personal four-year battle with colon most cancers, in response to the assertion his consultant and household posted Friday.

“A real fighter, Chadwick persevered by all of it, and introduced you lots of the movies you’ve gotten come to like a lot,” the assertion stated. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Backside and several other extra – all had been filmed throughout and between numerous surgical procedures and chemotherapy. It was the respect of his profession to carry King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

Obama’s 2017 tweet within the wake of the lethal white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was appreciated over 4.three million instances. In it, he quoted a exceptional passage from the autobiography of Nelson Mandela, the primary Black president of South Africa.

Obama and former first girl Michelle Obama had been among the many 1000’s of people that paid tribute to Boseman over the weekend. They hosted the actor on the White Home in 2013, the place he met with college students and mentioned his function as Robinson within the biopic “42.”

“To be younger, gifted, and Black; to make use of that energy to present them heroes to look as much as; to do all of it whereas in ache – what a use of his years,” Barack Obama wrote.

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