Actor Michael B. Jordan has proven his star power, moving from a breakout child actor to Hollywood influential producer over the course of his career so far. In addition to now possibly becoming a director, he’s been very vocal about diversity. That diversity on set might not be reflected in his dating opinions, however.
“Inclusivity has always been a no-brainer for me, especially as a black man in this business,” Jordan said back in 2018. “[But] it wasn’t until Frances McDormand spoke the two words that set the industry on fire — inclusion rider — that I realized we could standardize this practice.”
Jordan referred to McDormand’s speech at the 2018 Oscar Awards in which she mentioned the term, coined by director of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Stacy Smith, during her acceptance speech for Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
“The WarnerMedia family has introduced an approach that accomplishes our shared objectives, and I applaud them for taking this enormous step forward,” Jordan said at the time. “I’m proud that our film, ‘Just Mercy,’ will be the first to formally represent the future we have been working toward, together. This is a legacy-bearing moment.”
In 2018, Jordan also faced rumors that he didn’t date Black women, which he of course at the time, put down immediately.
“It’s so funny to everybody because it couldn’t be further from the truth,” he told Essence in 2018. “My dad and my mom both said, ‘If they only knew.’ If they only knew. And that’s the thing that keeps me not tripping about it, you know what I mean?”
When he supported rapper Nick Grant’s song “Black Woman” in 2018 on his Instagram, commenters accused him of pandering to Black women and Jordan shared that the accusations have hurt him.
“It makes me hesitant about whoever I’m seen with. I’m finally starting to get to a place now where I don’t care, but it bothered me for a minute,” he said. “It made me more conscious of things I say and how I move, and what could happen if I leave a club or a restaurant or the movies. If I leave anywhere any known place with anybody, there’s going to be speculation.”
Now that Jordan has seemed to clear up those rumors and his track record is proven in terms of diversity, what else is there to be said about him? The young actor is set for his directorial debut with the Creed 3 sequel, co-star Tessa Thompson recently confirmed in an interview while promoting her latest release Sylvie’s Love.
Well, the eligible bachelor apparently doesn’t get down on the first night, so if that’s your thing, you might have to set your sights upon someone else.
In a resurfaced interview, Michael B. Jordan told Glamour magazine while promoting That Awkward Momenthis views upon sex on the first date.
The interviewer asked a question that comes up often during press junkets. “So, let me ask you the eternal ‘are you going to respect me if we have sex on the first date?’ question.” While his co-stars responded in the affirmative, Jordan said no.
Jordan said the reason was he was “old school,” and prefers a woman that is more “comfortable in the kitchen.”