Michael B. Jordan Ruffles Feathers on Twitter
Is the tweet below a little hint of what was to come?
That moment you put your thoughts and energy into the universe. Let’s see what comes back
— Michael B Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) September 8, 2015
Michael B. Jordan is on everybody’s ‘bae” list, however, since the release of his GQ interview, where he discussed his relationship or lack thereof with Kendall Jenner, Twitter has shifted a few side-eyes his way.
Expressing his views on the rumored romance, Jordan dismissed Interweb responses with the following statement:
“It’s the world we live in. They see white and black. I don’t. Kendall’s a friend of mine, you know. I don’t know her, like, that well, but I know her enough. People’s perspective on that is what it is. I don’t f*cking know. I don’t live my life to make other people happy. It’s so weird, though, right? A lot of black fans were feeling like ‘Oh, my god, he should have been with a black woman’ and that whole thing. I get it, but on the other hand it’s, like, relax. You know—it’s 2015. It’s okay! People can like one another, not necessarily from the same history or culture or whatever the fuck it is. It’s just the new world, you know what I mean?”
He even put on record that he is currently “emotionally unavailable.”
The drama continued following his #AllLivesMatter snap chat which curbed adoration for the Creed actor and planted a sour taste in the mouths of fans and wishful MBJ “boo thangs.”
Michael B. Jordan is #AllLivesMatter? Well, we’ve officially found the flaw.
— SSGG (@sydneysimonexo) September 23, 2015
Michael B Jordan knows that if he says “Black Lives Matter” on Monday he’s doing Tyler Perry movies by Friday.
— Parappa Tha Trappa (@GuyNamedTawanda) September 23, 2015
From the GQ interview, Michael appears to handle situations and scenarios as they come. For the past 15 years, his career has demonstrated a diverse trajectory where his work and looks were applauded and admired. As prominent roles progress, fame grabs at you and now you’re on everyone’s “it” list for photographs, interviews and the like.
What’s happened on MBJ’s journey is the hypersensitive topics of Hollywood diversity and #BlackLivesMatter have made their entrance. Regardless of how diverse or inclusive his roles are, these subjects will be part of the conversation. With the social scope tight on the quality of Black life due to the numerous injustices, how one responds will be ever-more critical and the truth of the matter is that some will say “okay,” while others won’t.
Prior to his “breakout” performance in 2013’s Fruitvale Station, interviews for the budding actor were scarce, however the talk of Hollywood as it pertained to African Americans scratched the surface of opportunity or the lack thereof and further focused on the talent, once said actor/actress got their foot in the door.
Will Michael lose fans over this? Maybe not, but his social following is surely not holding their tongue on feelings of disappointment.