Angela Bassett‘s son apologizes after pranking the actress Michael B. Jordan is dead.
Slater Vance, the 16-year-old son of Angela Bassett, apologized to Michael B. Jordan after facing criticism for participating in the TikTok habit of staging celebrity deaths.
In a since-deleted video, Slater captured his parents’ reactions to the fabricated death of Michael B. Jordan, Angela, 64, and Courtney B. Vance, 62.
Angela Bassett’s son apologizes after pranking the actress Michael B. Jordan
After deleting the video Vance then shared an apology, stating, ‘I would sincerely like to apologize for taking part in such a harmful trend.’
He continued, saying, ‘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.’
‘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,’ he added.
He wrapped up the video saying, ‘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.’
The original 20-seconds-long now-deleted clip showed him asking, ‘Did you hear this: Michael B. Jordan dead at 35?’
The Waiting to Exhale actress put her palm over her chest and her mouth dropped, speechless.
Courtney could be heard saying, ‘Stop it. You’re playing,’ as Angela rushed toward her teenage son repeating, ‘Unh-uh.’
Before things changed, the long-time couple was checking up on their son after returning from an outing.
The silver screen siren, wearing a beige boiler suit, inquired where he had placed his lunch order, and her son nonchalantly answered, “Chik-fil-a.”
After that, Bassett and Vance started moving in the opposite direction when Slater told them to “wait.” “Mom, Dad”
The What’s Love Got to Do With It actress set the water bottle she had been holding with a startled expression on her face.
The segment ended abruptly and she groped for her son’s phone.
Given that Angela recently had to deal with the devastating passing of another Black Panther co-star, Chadwick Boseman, the popular prank was especially disgusting.