Michael B. Jordan on Tuesday posted a video praising the beauty of Black women but while some applauded the clip, others took it as a chance to shame his non-Black dating history.
“My bruh @nickgrantmusic w/ that new heat 🔥🔥🔥🔥#blackwoman,” he said on Instagram May 15 of pal Nick Grant’s music video for the song, “Black Woman.”
Several fans praised the clip and also took it as a sign that he is into Black women — contrary to January reports linking him to model Ashlyn Castro.
“@michaelbjordan this is 🔥👌🏽” a fan commented.
“Now that’s tight! 👏🔥🔥,” another wrote.
“Now stop with the comments about him not dating Black women! 💁🏾♀️,” said another.
“Just goes to prove believe little of what you see and NONE of what you hear! This man’s dating life is all his own!” someone else said.
Still, a debate re-emerged over the notion that Jordan is only into non-Black women.
“[Where] is your lame girl Ashtray? Nah don’t be making $$ off of us,” someone said. ‘We already know you like dating teenage white girls..you ain’t slick🙃.”
“N—- u don’t date Black women.. Stop! ✋✋✋,” a separate user wrote.
“Lmao I respect you as an actor and love your work, but we all know this post is just another attempt to pander to Black women,” said a different fan. “If you truly cared about us, there’ll be no need to state that in every interview. It’s like you’re trying to prove something to yourself. Anyway, comments didn’t disappoint. Glad that ladies see through [it].”
“Y’all so dang DUMB,” another commenter said in opposition. “He’s had relationships with people from different ethnic backgrounds….who are y’all to tell him who to date or not date?! (Unless you’re telling him to date me? [Because] then I’d be fine with that!🤗😭).”
Similarly, another fan said, “Unnuh leave the … man alone. Him free to date whoever. He’s always put Black women on a pedestal. Y’all need to grow up.”
“People have a right to voice their opinion. You can’t get mad about how others feel,” someone else added. “I personally don’t care who or what race @michaelbjordan dates. He is very talented and blessed. If others feel some kind of way then that’s how they feel. It’s too much conflict on social media for no reason. People, it’s not that deep.”
Despite the debate, Jordan told Vogue in November that the craziest rumor he’s heard about himself is “that I don’t date Black women.”
Still, he avoided answering any relationship questions while on “The Breakfast Club” last week. When Charlamagne asked, “did he cut off white women…?” Jordan responded, “I like women period, all women.”