The world lost a king yesterday in Chadwick Boseman. The actor, who portrayed civil rights icons and a technocratic African Superhero-King succumbed three months shy of what would have been his 43 birthday. Black Panther remains the only movie in the 23- film Marvel Cinematic Universe to win an Academy Award and grossed over $1.3 Billion at the global box office.
Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years. https://t.co/KazXV1e7l7— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 29, 2020
An outpouring of remembrance is coming in from everywhere: tweets of tribute from former President Barack Obama and current Democratic Presidential Nominee, Joe Biden, expressions of mourning and loss from Super Bowl winning NFL Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes, and respect from innumerable esteemed Hollywood contemporaries.
In a year of near-apocalyptic levels chaos and polarization of every sort, it seemed as if the entire a world hit pause to collectively mourn Boseman as one united voice. At least until Jennifer Lopez, aka “Jenny from the Block,” aka “J.Lo,” went off the rails on social media lamenting her displeasure at her and Major League Baseball luminary husband, Alex Rodriguez’ failed attempt to acquire the New York Mets.
Alex and I are so disappointed!! We worked so hard the past 6 months with the dream of becoming the first minority couple and the first woman owner to buy her father’s favorite Major League Baseball team with her own hard earned money. We still haven’t given up!! #NY4ever pic.twitter.com/sBBkliUjoL— jlo (@JLo) August 29, 2020
Reportedly, Lopez, Rodriquez, and a litany of other uber-wealthy individuals formed a consortium to purchase New York’s other baseball team from the current owners, the Wilpon family. Jennifer tweeted, “Alex and I are so disappointed. We worked so hard the past 6 months with the dream of becoming the first minority couple and the first woman owner to buy her father’s favorite Major League Baseball team with her own hard-earned money. We still haven’t given up!!”
Fans and followers lambasted her all over social media. Twitter user replied, “Chadwick Boseman suffered from cancer in silence was still making movies and was raising money for PPE…and died tonight. You could’ve held this point sis.” Another Twitter user added, “You’re posting this right after: 1. Chadwick Boseman passed; 2. Civil Rights movement; 3. 2 hurricanes destroying our homes; 4. A PANDEMIC.
What the hell is wrong with JLo… why did she think that tweet was okay regardless of what’s happening tonight. It was truly a stupid and tone deaf tweet to make this year in general. People can’t pay rent this week because no one is getting paid unemployment and there is JLo.— H0ńë$t (@HonestWorldWide) August 29, 2020
Rumors swirl that billionaire Hedge Fund titan, Steve Cohen leads closing talks to purchase the ball club. He was near to completing a deal last year to the tune of $2.6 Billion but discussions unraveled over the Franchise’s associated television network and substantial income generator, SNY. Cohen is already an 8 percent owner of the team.
Jenny would later make a post mourning the untimely loss of Chadwick Boseman, but it was ‘too little, too late’ in the eyes of All-Knowing-Internet.As many have said, ‘you can’t fault a girl for tryin’” but what perhaps is more relevant, and of which several observers have reiterated to her, is the adage to “read the room.”