Michael B. Jordan Pulls Race Bait and Switch With ‘White Roles’ Comments: Wrap Trends (Video)

TheWrap’s Jordan Burchette imagines a post-racial America where the “Fantastic Four” star plays all 320 million characters

Last Updated: September 24, 2015 @ 1:06 PM

“Fantastic Four” star Michael B. Jordan drew a firestorm of criticism with comments regarding race and his career.

In a recent cover story for GQ, the actor said that after finishing “Chronicle,” he only wants to play roles written for white characters. “I want to be part of that movement that blurs the line between white and black,” the actor said before admitting to being drunk during the interview.

“I told my team after I finished ‘Chronicle’ that I only want to go out for roles that were written for white characters,” Jordan told the magazine. “Me playing the role will make it what it is.”

Like clockwork, Jordan was skewered on social media, with users pointing out his rise to prominence with a role in the true story “Fruitvale Station” as a young black man shot to death by San Francisco transit police.

So is Jordan overstepping with his post-racial career aspirations? Or should we just turn over all future roles to the rising* star? Watch the latest Wrap Trends for more!

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