Welp, that plan backfired.
In the GQ cover story released on Tuesday, Michael B. Jordan opened up about growing up on the east coast, Kendall Jenner dating rumors, and being a black actor in Hollywood.
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The 28-year-old Fantastic Four star expressed his desire to blur the line between roles meant for certain races:
"I told my team after I finished Chronicle that I only want to go out for roles that were written for white characters. Me playing the role will make it what it is … Instead of taking something conceptually written for a black guy, I want the stuff that was written for a guy."
We can't blame him for wanting to play a variety of roles — right?
But for fans on Twitter, some commenters thought Mike forgot where he came from.
Remember: the actor gained a lot of traction in his career after his role playing Oscar Grant, a black man who was killed by transit police, in Fruitvale Station.
And an alleged Snapchat sent by Jordan with an "All Lives Matter" message didn't help.
Outrage ensued on social media, with fans and foes sharing:
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