Don't make Chadwick do it anymore Image: Twitter
Consider this our official #JusticeForChadwick petition — because y'all have been unfair to the boy. He may not say it out loud, and he will do it if you ask him to, but for the last time — stop asking Chadwick Boseman to do the Wakanda Forever salute.
"If I don't want to do it, I have to not leave the house, pretty much. I have been chased in cars!" Chadwick said during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month.
The past week, the Internet has been flooded with 'Tired Chadwick' memes, which feature the Black Panther giving out verbal cues, to not make him do the Wakanda salute.
Since MCU's Black Panther came into existence, Wakanda Forever has transcended from a salute to a state of being. Millennials are straight up using that instead of emojis.
And you can imagine what happens when they see the king of Wakanda passing by. Chadwick, aka King T'Challa, recently opened up about the origin of the salute at Stephen Colbert's talk show.
"We were doing the scene in the throne room, and Ryan (Coogler, the director) came to me and was basically like, 'We need some way for the Dora Milaje, the king's guard, to sort of salute you.' We had been talking about these sort of poses that have ancient meanings. This was sort of a like an Egyptian pharaoh. It was that idea — and it means a lot of different things, too. You could also turn it into a fighting style at certain moments. So 'Wakanda Forever' could be 'Wakanda Never,'" said the actor.
We're pretty sure that's him telling people to stop.
Nevertheless, people are still going to go for it. And Chadwick says stop. In his mind, at least.