This Writer Thinks Lupita Nyong'o Is Actually From 'Wakanda'

Should we break the bad news to them?

Lupita Nyong'o is gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated Marvel superhero flick Black Panther, which she stars in, and while the film is set in the fictional land of Wakanda, one writer didn't seem to pay attention to the operative word as he mentioned in the piece that the actress is from there in real life.

The blunder appeared in British Airways' High Life in-flight magazine with the Oscar-winner standing in a lineup of several other celebrities.

In the accompanying text below the graphic, each celeb's name and where they're from is stated and while everyone else's information checks out, those who know better raised an eyebrown when reading, "The Marvel: Lupita Nyong'o (Wakanda)."

Take a look, below:

While the fictional African nation may sound like it actually exists — that's the magic of genius screenwriting — it, unfortunately, doesn't, and many fault the publication and the writer for not double checking this before publishing the piece.

So, what do you think of this careless mistake?

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