TikTok trend makes the actress’s son apologize
The son of actress Angela Bassett has issued an apology after receiving backlash for a viral video of him telling his parents that actor Michael B. Jordan has passed away.
“I sincerely apologize to the entire family of Michael B. Jordan, his extended family, and speak to him directly because he is my idol,” Slater Vance said in an apology video on his Instagram account. mine. “Participating in a trend like this is completely disrespectful. I don’t want any negative consequences from my actions on his family nor on my parents as they don’t deserve the reaction. What a backlash,” Vance said.
In the 27-second Tik Tok video, actress Angela Bassett and actor husband Courtney B. Vance are in the room with 16-year-old Slater, who is heard asking her parents if they had heard of the death of actor Michael B. Jordan or not. Bassett, who was clearly emotional after hearing the news, was seen walking up to her son as if she was looking to see where he was reading the news.
The video has now been deleted and does not show Bassett’s reaction when he learned he was being pranked.
The Vance boy joke is part of a viral Tik Tok trend in which users lie about celebrity deaths to their parents to see their reactions.
Bassett and Jordan were co-stars in the “Black Panther” series.