Death is a sensitive topic for fans of the Black Panther franchise and although it's been over two years since the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman, it instantaneously touches a nerve whenever it's brought up. This is why many were furious when Angela Bassett's son decided to hop on the latest social media trend of pranking about celebrity deaths, something that no one should obviously joke about.
On TikTok, Slater Vance, Bassett's son with fellow actor Courtney B. Vance uploaded a video that saw him breaking the news to his parents that Michael B. Jordan, Bassett's MCU co-star has died at the age of 35.
Understandably, the Queen Ramonda actress appeared to be shaken by the "news" but Vance still continued with his act. The video spread like wildfire across other social media platforms and the 16-year-old ultimately came to his senses and took down the video.
Naturally, fans were appalled by the kid's decision to prank about someone's death, let alone a celebrity who shares a close bond with her mother. After deleting the post, Vance uploaded another video and issued an apology to the Erik Killmonger actor for the prank seen around the world.
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I guess the biggest takeaway from this is that the younger generation needs to be more responsible with their use and consumption of social media. Especially these days when almost everyone has access to the platform, we should all be mindful of the stuff we say and post online because just like what happened to Bassett's son, it could instantly backfire.
Meanwhile, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will begin streaming on Disney+ on January 20.