Michael B. Jordan issues a statement regarding Black Lives Matter.
The “internets” sprinkled Lawry’s on Michael B. Jordan and roasted the talented young actor for comments he made during a recent GQ magazine interview and an alleged Snapchat video where he reportedly said, “All Lives Matter.”
In an exclusive statement to Essence magazine, Michael set the record straight by confirming he does believe Black Lives Matter and denied ever saying anything to the contrary in print or video.
But, then there was the comment he made in GQ magazine, where he said he only wanted to go after roles written for white actors.
I want to be part of that movement that blurs the line between white and black. I told my team after I finished Chronicle [the successful low-budget sci-fi movie that first partnered him with Fantastic Four director Josh Trank] 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.
Michael says the comments were misinterpreted and misrepresented in the article.
He also apologized to black women for another comment in his GQ interview where he referred to women as “The females.”
All the extra sh*t is extra sh*t, you know. The females…they’ll always be there. Like, honestly, bro. Oh, my God. Female-wise from now? I ain’t got to do too much work. And it’s weird, because I’m the same guy. I haven’t f**king changed, right? I don’t look any different. I haven’t done anything different. Okay, maybe a blockbuster film.
Michael B. Jordan also apologized to black women for using the word “female” in a dismissive way.