2018 literally has no chill man! Y’all can’t let us get into Wednesday without pushing provocative topics! I went on Twitter today and saw that Entertainment website TheJasmineBrand released a story saying that 30-year old Actor Michael B. Jordan is dating a young woman named Ashlyn Castro. Allegedly, they were spotted at a Kwanza party on New Years Eve. No, I’m not tripping!
TheJasmineBrand said, “We’re told that the pair spent New Years Eve together and she also celebrated Kwanza with the Black Panther star and his friends.” They even dropped YouTube videos of the pair together. You can see them below!
It’s safe to say that Black Twitter was not pleased. A contentious debate started that catapulted Michael B. Jordan’s name to start trending on Twitter.
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
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
Black men fell for troll accounts on Michael B jordan’s instagram acc regarding the imaginary black panther boycott and threw black women under the bus. pic.twitter.com/5i0rNfdV6k
— Jason (Wakanda) 🌈 (@RoseIsotope) January 2, 2018
I was confused and conflicted. I didn’t know what was going on or where this all came from. I also wondered why I should care. I still really don’t but it’s definitely interesting. I saw Fort Valley State University Sophomore and HBCU Pulse Ambassador Rodesha Elam chime in on the matter, echoing the sentiments of several other tweeters.
So back in November, Michael B. Jordan said the craziest rumor he’s heard about himself is that he doesn’t date black women…. Here we are in January & y’all are upset bc he may have a white gf? 🤔
— ®️ (@RowdyRodee) January 2, 2018
I then started to dig deeper and found that Michael B. Jordan did an interview with Vogue responding to rumors that he didn’t date black women. He said that the craziest rumor he’s heard about himself is that “he doesn’t date black women”. Verbatim! The video is below.
I’m just gonna leave this here. Michael B Jordan does date Black Women, as he said in this video that the craziest rumor that he’s head is that he DOESN’T date Black Women. Let this man live his life the way he wants and NO we’re not boycotting Black Panther. 😑😒🙄 pic.twitter.com/KOCojfpW68
— HBCU Pulse (@thehbcupulse) January 2, 2018
At the end of the day, we should really just let this man live his life. If he didn’t defame black women, it doesn’t too much matter what he does when he isn’t entertaining us on our screen. And no, we aren’t boycotting “Black Panther”.
- Thejasminebrand. “Michael B. Jordan Rumored Girlfriend Ashlyn Castro Revealed [Photos].” TheJasmineBRAND, 2 Jan. 2018, thejasminebrand.com/2018/01/02/michael-b-jordan-rumored-girlfriend-ashlyn-castro-revealed/#ixzz534Kc03wl.