Michael B. Jordan: People Didn’t Want Me Dating Kendall Jenner Because Of “Black And White”
Michael B. Jordan addresses the backlash to rumors romantically linking him to Kendall Jenner in his new GQ cover story.
Though Jordan and Jenner never dated, they were the subject of some brief speculation earlier this year. And during that time, some on social media didn’t react too kindly. The movie star thinks the reason why boils down to one thing: race.
“It’s the world we live in. They see white and black. I don’t,” Jordan tells the magazine. He notes, “Kendall’s a friend of mine, you know. I don’t know her, like, that well, but I know her enough. People’s perspective on that is what it is. I don’t f*cking know. I don’t live my life to make other people happy.”
Still, Jordan goes on, “It’s so weird, though, right? A lot of black fans were feeling like, ‘Oh, my God, he should have been with a black woman’ and that whole thing. I get it, but on the other hand it’s, like, relax. You know — it’s 2015. It’s okay!”
“People can like one another, not necessarily from the same history or culture or whatever the f*ck it is,” adds Jordan. “It’s just the new world, you know what I mean?” Elsewhere in the interview, the Fantastic Four star talks about purposefully seeking roles written for white actors and refusing to be in a committed relationship. TELL US: What do you think of Jordan’s comments about the Jenner situation?