Welp, that plan backfired.
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:
Michael B Jordan is talking about all lives matter after being in Fruitvale Station? How sway?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lazer Gun Carrier (@branfire) September 23, 2015
Muy disappointed in Michael B. Jordan. Watching Fruitvale Station will never be the same.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ deb. (@era_extrana) September 23, 2015
Michael B Jordan said he doesn’t see color but made sure to mention how “THE BLACKS” reacted to him being seen with Kendall. Mmmmkay
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ NaijaGal (@Naija4LifeO) September 23, 2015
You don’t see white & black?? But the producers who cast your ass sure does…so..
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) September 23, 2015
I don’t get how Michael B. Jordan can be on the “All Lives Matter” tip knowing as much as he knows about the life and murder of Oscar Grant
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ the other one (@imfromraleigh) September 23, 2015
Well we hope Mikey just wants to diversify his roles and isn’t throwing any shade. Can’t we all just get along?!
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