Black Panther actress, Angela Basset’s 16-year-old son has issued a public apology for posting a TikTok video in which he recorded his parents’ reaction to a death prank challenge about Michael B. Jordan passing away.
“I apologize to Michael B. Jordan’s entire family, his extended family, and him directly as he is an idol of mine,” he said. “Taking part in a trend like this is completely disrespectful. I don’t wish any bad ramifications upon his family nor my parents as they deserve none of the backlash.”
Vance Slater participated in the celebrity death prank on TikTok where someone pretends to read a news story about a famous person dying in front of their family to see how they react. In the now deleted clip, Bassett was seen immediately clutching her chest upon hearing Slater falsely claim Jordan passed away, while his father refuses to believe the news to be true.
“I own this was a mistake,” Vance said. “I hope this can be a teaching lesson to anyone 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.”
Angela has already experienced tremendous loss on this front with the passing of Chadwick Boseman. As everyone knows, both Chadwick and Michael starred in the original “Black Panther” … and the latter made a cameo in the recent sequel. So, they’re all tight.