Angela Bassett's 16-year-old son Slater Vance has issued an apology after he received backlash on social media for pranking his mom on TikTok, by telling her Black Panther and Creed 3 actor Michael B Jordan had died at the age of 33.
via Just Jared:
The actress’ son shared a video on TikTok where he told his mom that her Black Panther co-star had passed away suddenly. Her reaction was one of panic before she realized that it was an inappropriate prank.
Slater has since deleted the video from his social media account. He then uploaded a video apologizing for his actions.
“I would sincerely like to apologize for taking part in such a harmful trend,” Slater said in the video that was shared on December 31. “I apologize to Michael B. Jordan‘s entire family, his extended family and Michael directly as he is an idol of mine and taking part in a trend like this is completely disrespectful.”
He continued, “I don’t wish any bad ramifications of my actions upon his family nor my parents as they deserve none of the backlash. I own this was a mistake and I hope this can be a teaching lesson to anyone else who uses social media as a tool and a source of entertainment to truly understand that your actions can have consequences that extend beyond you.”
“I apologize for any hurt that my actions might have caused Mr. Jordan or my parents or anyone else who could have been involved in this, and I am truly, truly and sincerely sorry,” Slater said near the end of the clip.
I can't believe out of all the things in the world kids on TikTok think using death as a prank is something cool and funny, especially when she just starred in a hit film that lost it's lead actor in real life to cancer.
Angela also knows MBJ, and in my opinion death is not something to be played with, especially since the grim reaper has already collected the souls of so many celebrity's in 2022.
Y'all need to do better, and come up with something a little more creative in regards to your pranks.