Michael B. Jordan Reacts to Kendall Jenner Dating Rumors, Calls Fan Backlash 'So Weird'

by Jackie Willis 7:35 AM PDT, September 23, 2015
Playing Michael B. Jordan Reacts to Kendall Jenner Dating Rumors, Calls Fan Backlash 'So Weird'

Michael B. Jordan has a message for those fans that had a problem with the rumors that he was dating Kendall Jenner.

The 28-year-old actor has managed to keep out of the tabloids for the most part, but found himself the subject of a romance rumor when he left a Met Gala after-party at the same time as Jenner.

The relationship speculation was quickly debunked, but Jordan faced another issue when a few of his fans were up in arms over just the idea that he would be dating the 19-year-old reality star.

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"It's the world we live in. They see white and black. I don't," the Fantastic Four star told GQ magazine of the backlash. "Kendall's a friend of mine, you know. I don't know her, like, that well, but I know her enough. People's perspective on that is what it is. I don't f**king know. I don’t live my life to make other people happy."

Photo: GQ Magazine

Jordan goes onto say that he doesn't approve of people looking down on him if he were in a relationship with Jenner.

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"It's so weird, though, right? A lot of black fans were feeling like, 'Oh, my God, he should have been with a black woman' and that whole thing," he said. "I get it, but on the other hand it's, like, relax. You know -- it's 2015. It's okay!"

Jordan added, "People can like one another, not necessarily from the same history or culture or whatever the f**k it is. It's just the new world, you know what I mean?"

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The breakout star's message of equality goes far beyond his personal life. "I told my team after I finished Chronicle that I only want to go out for roles that were written for white characters," he shared. "Me playing the role will make it what it is."

Photo: GQ Magazine

While Jordan insists he's not chasing anything, he did show his competitive side during his GQ interview, comparing his upcoming Rocky spin-off film Creed to Jake Gyllenhaal's Southpaw, which is also a movie about a boxer.

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"Physically...f**k Jake, f**k Gyllenhaal, f**k all that sh**," he said. "We want to come for him, look better than him. You know, I'm competitive, so in my head it was, 'Imma work harder than all of them.' F**k that."

We'll see if Creed is a match for Southpaw when it hits theaters Nov. 25.

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In the meantime, see what Jenner told ET about why she's never publicly dated anyone.