This Man Isn't Black

This Man Isn't Black

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Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 12:38PM EDT by Adam.

Added Apr 19, 2018 at 12:37PM EDT by Adam.

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This Man Isn't Black refers to a scene from the english dub of Dragon Ball Super in which a soldier is about to fire at Goku, mistaking him for the series' antagonist Goku Black, before he's stopped by Future Trunks who exclaims, "Hold your fire! This man isn't Black!" Fans joked about the scene because out of context it sounds as though Future Trunks is telling the soldier not to fire because Goku is not of the black race.


The scene comes from episode 56 of Dragon Ball Super, titled "Rematch With Goku Black! Super Saiyan Rosé Appears." The episode aired in Japan on August 28th, 2016.[1] The English dub aired on March 25th, 2018.[2] The same day, several YouTube users uploaded the "This Man Isn't Black" scene to YouTube. One by WaChu Doin gained over 74,000 views (shown below).


After the episode aired, several Reddit threads appeared making fun of the line. Some threads include a post to /r/AccidentalRacism[3] that gained 84 points and a post to /r/anime[4] that gained over 3,700 points. Remixes of the clip began to appear on YouTube as well. For example, YouTuber Auxano mixed the clip with a Nintendo Direct reaction by Twitch streamer Etika, gaining over 16,000 views (shown below, left). YouTuber Absolutely Geek'd posted a video of himself reacting to the clip, gaining over 7,800 views (shown below, right).

The clip saw greater attention when it was included in a PewDiePie video on April 16th, 2018 that gained over 4.9 million views (shown below, left). Etika also reacted to the video in one of his streams, which was uploaded to YouTube by user RapBattle on March 28th, 2018 (shown below, right).

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[1] Google – Episode 56 Dragon Ball Super

[2] Reddit – /r/dbz

[3] Reddit – /r/accidentalracism

[4] Reddit – /r/anime

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