The teenager apologized for the video he posted on social media and told his parents that actor Michael B. Jordan has passed away.
Angela Bassettson, Slater Vance, has publicly apologized for his cruel prank after ending 2022. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star.
Jumping on the recent TikTok trend of telling someone your favorite celebrity has died and documenting their reaction, the 16-year-old shared a video asking his famous parents if they heard the (fake) news. Did: Actor Michael B. Jordan died at age 35.
Bassett and her actor husband, Courtney B. Vance, were visibly shocked by the announcement of their son, with Bassett repeating “no” as she hurriedly confirms for herself.
The video has since been deleted, but Vance has been ruthlessly accused of participating in tasteless trends, and the teen posted a video on Instagram apologizing for the “disrespectful” TikTok.
“I would like to sincerely apologize to the entire Michael B. Jordan family, his extended family, and for being my idol. Joining a trend like this is completely disrespectful,” Vance deleted. , shared by Pop Crave.
“I don’t want this or my actions to have a negative effect on his family or my parents because they don’t deserve the backlash.”
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Celebrity death pranks aren’t the best pranks for anyone, but Bassett caught the teen for being “extremely insensitive” as she was still grappling with the loss of her and Jordan’s pals. black panther Star, Chadwick Boseman.
“Angela Bassett pranked Michael B. Jordan as ‘not alive’ when he had to shoot a movie without the lead character Kass passing by..? That joke was very insensitive.
Other users urged fellow users to give Vance reprieve by not only publicly apologizing for the teen, but also reminding critics that he was still a child and that only Bassett should be punished. I got
“Okay, I think Angela Bassett’s (underage) child gets the idea now. And I’m pretty sure Angela Bassett was already biting her own child.” shared by another user In a series of tweets, he wrote, “It’s her minor. Leave it to her.”
As for Vance, he seems to have learned his lesson and concludes the emotional video by taking responsibility for his mistakes.
“I acknowledge that this was a mistake and truly understand that your actions may have consequences beyond yours for others who use social media as a tool and source of entertainment. I hope it’s a lesson to understand.Once again I apologize for the hurt he caused.