"Black Panther is a black character, isn't it racist to have a white kid modelling it on the packaging?"
"Isn't it more racist to imply that only black children can buy Black Panther merchandise? Anyway, haven't we had black kids on the packaging wearing white character's accessories?"
"Ah, well, we can't go back in time. Whatever we do, people on the internet will say we're racist."
"So… given that they say we are going to be racist anyway… which version will sell more?"
And that was all that needed to be said.