Actor Michael B. Jordan is a heartthrob among many Black women and as such, his rumored Latina girlfriend isn’t going over well. The “Black Panther” star was reportedly spotted over the holidays with Ashlyn Castro, whose Instagram account reveals little else about her. According to Hip Hop Wired, Castro has been involved with at least one celebrity before — Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram — via Instagram comments.
But some seem to want Castro to step away from Jordan, who has not commented on the uproar.
There’s also been a rumor that Black women are boycotting “Black Panther” because of Jordan’s new reported girlfriend. It led several people to call Black women hypocritical for backing Serena Williams‘ and Meghan Markle’s relationships. However, Black women — who have no clue where the rumor came from — have swiftly pushed back against that idea.
While the two issues differ, the rumored boycott of “Black Panther” is reminiscent of Black women and feminists abandoning Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation” amid his resurfaced rape allegations in 2016.
Black women wanting to "boycott" Black Panther bc Michael B Jordan's gf isn't black yet were head over heels for Meghan Markle marrying a white prince
The hypocrisy is outstanding
— SNACKS4🏁 (@Snacks4Tweets) 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
— вℓαᴄƙғуʀε🇬🇭 (@1stOfHisName) January 2, 2018
This despite the fact that Jordan told Vogue in November that the craziest rumor he’s heard about himself is “that I don’t date Black women.”
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And others weren’t even convinced the boycott was real.
"BW are boycotting Black Panther because Michael B. Jordan is dating a non-black woman"
LMAOOOOO fake news. Hunny he could date a light lavender Martian for all we care. If he hasn't said anything reckless about BW this is how we're going to that theater. pic.twitter.com/EeKER7oZn6
— Simply TC (@BienSur_JeTaime) January 2, 2018
This Michael B Jordan thing is a manufactured controversy that I wish y'all would stop feeding into.
Black women are more concerned by his faux locs, pls
— Comorienne 🇰🇲 (@_ShamGod) January 3, 2018
BM: BW are boycotting Black Panther because Michael B Jordan’s Gf isn’t black
All the BW on my TL: pic.twitter.com/pBMj1ExoxJ
— #SayHerName (@_omnificent_) January 3, 2018