Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney Marvel Studios’ Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was briefly detained by police in Atlanta in January after a bank teller mistook a note he wrote as an attempted robbery.
Ryan Coogler entered an Atlanta outlet of the Bank of America wearing a hat, sunglasses and a medical mask and handed a teller a note asking for $12,000 in cash. The note also added that he wanted the money counted away from the front counter because he wanted to “be discreet,” Variety reported.
The teller , who according to TMZ is a pregnant black woman, misunderstood the note and alerted her superiors out of fear that Coogler was attempting to pass her a robbery note.
The Atlanta Police soon arrived and detained Coogler and two associates who were waiting outside in an SUV.
After a police interview, though, the incident was chalked up to a misunderstanding and the Creed director and his associates were released without charges. Director Ryan Coogler during the #FightFor Mural presentation and red carpet for the film CREED, at Jones College Prep High School, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 in Chicago. (Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP) Variety added that bank official apologized for the incident, saying in a statement, “We deeply regret that this incident occurred. It never should have happened, and we have apologized to Mr. Coogler.”
As far as Coogler is concerned, the matter is closed. “This situation should never have happened. However, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction, and we have moved on,” he told TMZ.
Coogler is in Atlanta filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , the much-anticipated sequel to Marvel Studios’ 2018 hit Black Panther .
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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