Social Media Criticizes Movie About Tory Lanez And Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Social Media Criticizes Movie About Tory Lanez And Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Streaming provider Tubi is under fire for its new movie about the Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion shooting.

A movie is under fire for its theme around the Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion shooting.

On Thursday, Dec. 14, social media caught wind of a poster promoting the movie, The Rapper Who Got Shot In The Heel. Seemingly recreating the 2020 shooting incident between rappers Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion, movie stills show scenes that appear to directly replicate the details surrounding the real-life case. Social media users assumed the film was produced by the streaming network Tubi.

“Now Tubi…What is this?!” The Neighborhood Talk captioned a post that included side-by-sides of the movie stills and real photos/screenshots of Tory and Megan.

Fans took quick notice of the drastic similarities and called out Tubi for seemingly making a mockery of Megan being shot by the now-incarcerated rapper.

“Hell yea let’s make fun of a black woman that got shot…everything a joke…,” one person wrote.

“It’s all fun and games but she just revealed to us how all this had her suicidal & we’re trying to cash in on her traumatic experiences… idk but it’s kinda weird in here,” said another user.

“Weird … The trend of laughing at blk women’s pain😒🥴,” added someone else.

Tubi reps confirmed with BLACK ENTERPRISE that “Tubi does not have this title on its service and has no plans to host it.”

This isn’t the first time Tubi has faced backlash for a movie centered around a Black woman’s real-life traumatic experience. In September, Tubi was served a cease-and-desist for an episode of its Street Legal series that used aspects of the real-life tragedy surrounding the death of Shanquella Robinson, Revolt reports.

Season 2, Episode 2 of Street Legal, titled “Frenemies,” has a log-line that reads, “Within 24 hours, a group of friends traveling to Cabo, Mexico, for a birthday celebration turns into a crime scene, and everyone has a different story. Are they friends or enemies?”

The cease-and-desist accused Tubi of having “covertly exploited” Shanquella’s likeness for the show.

“This unauthorized use has caused significant emotional distress and harm to the Robinson family, as it has dredged up painful memories and portrayed our loved one in a manner that is inaccurate, disrespectful, and damaging to her reputation,” the filing read.

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