Many are anticipating the Feb. 18 release of Marvel’s “Black Panther.” However, people are losing it on social media, after many tweeps began accusing black women of boycotting the movie because of actor Michael B. Jordan's alleged girlfriend.
The star was recently spotted with someone suspected to be his girlfriend. When pictures of the duo hit the internet, many were reportedly outraged that the woman pictured was not black and threatened to boycott his upcoming movie.
In November, Jordan shared the biggest rumor he’d heard about himself. He said it was “that I don’t date black women.”
Despite disputing that rumor, several were quick to share their thoughts about the 30-year-old’s personal life. A few criticized him and other black actors for not dating within their race.
Michael B. Jordan and Marvels Black Panther is trending because Michael is dating a White girl and a number of Black women and some men want to boycott the most anticipated movie of 2018 because he is dating outside of his race lol. pic.twitter.com/68zru8VASJ— BrandenLee (@BrandenLee1) January 2, 2018
When Michael B Jordan’s fans see his girlfriend, they gone cancel him 😭.. the same way they cancelled Michael Ealy, Taye Diggs, & Jesse Williams— Tony Soprano 🌺🌸 (@ShaylaJadore) January 2, 2018
I guess Michael B Jordan is Michael bae Jordan no more. 😬— Courtney Roberts (@CourtneyTRL) January 2, 2018
On the contrary, many people’s support of the flick did not waver. They said they still plan to flock to the theaters, and some even accused the critics for not condemning other black celebrities who’ve dated outside of their race.
Y’all mad Michael B Jordan girlfriend is not black??? I’m mad his girlfriend is not MEEEEEE! What’s this issue ?😂 pic.twitter.com/RIpXFy69Cw— 𝒥𝒶𝓃𝓊𝒶𝓇𝓎 𝟦𝓉𝒽 🎈 (@NyotaStarr) January 2, 2018
Y'all were cheering and rooting for Meghan Markle, Serena Williams and Rihanna for dating outside their race but as soon as Michael B Jordan does the same thing, y'all mad and outraged & probably say he hates his momma. But don't mind me... pic.twitter.com/YI2vaIVVYX— Kεnføʀɗ Sтᴀrɢαʀуєɴ🇬🇭 (@Negreauxdamus) January 2, 2018
Lmfao y’all really trying to boycott black panther because Michael B. Jordan’s girlfriend is white? pic.twitter.com/6fvxUvsxRz— 🥀 (@paristhepIanet) January 2, 2018
Several noted they saw lots of people saying black women were boycotting “Black Panther,” but they weren’t actually hearing about the protest from black women.
I’m seeing a whole lot more tweets from black men saying black women are boycotting black panther and are upset about Michael B Jordan dating a white woman than actual black women being upset.... pic.twitter.com/YOIdgQaG1a— . (@algeesmiths) January 2, 2018
I just searched "Michael B Jordan" and it's 50 tweets saying some form of "why y'all hating?!??" And i have t yet got to one hating tweet. Might be an overreaction to a couple of solo opinions. pic.twitter.com/vOQ9CCgC38— Ra'sclat Al Ghul (@Felonious_munk) January 2, 2018
Then, there were some who thought the entire idea of a boycott was bogus, calling it fake news.
Black people falling for the fake news regarding Michael B Jordan is just sad. Do better.— Nakia🐼 (@kia_swinton) January 2, 2018
If you NoTeps don't stop trying to make it look like #BlackGirlMagic has aimed our collective ire at Michael B Jordan for "dating outside his race." Y'all the ones talking about bed wenches & what not. Rumor or fact, we've seen this many times before. Never stopped our support. pic.twitter.com/Y2BOUy48dC— Kyra Kyles (@thekylesfiles) January 2, 2018