Michael B. Jordan Clarifies Earlier ‘Black Mythology’ Comments, Says He Wants to Bring Those Stories ‘To the Masses’

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Michael B. Jordan Clarifies Earlier ‘Black Mythology’ Comments, Says He Wants to Bring Those Stories ‘To the Masses’
Michael B. Jordan ruffled some feathers last month when he opined that “we don’t have any mythology, black mythology, or folklore. …Creating our own mythology is very important because…you help people dream.” The actor has now elaborated on that comment in a Qg profile declaring him one of 2018’s Men of the Year: “I meant we don’t have black mythologies and folklore that’s on the big screen and small screen, period,” he said.

“And I want to help bring those to the masses, the same stories, bedtime stories, that I was being told of Anansi the Spider and the story of Hannibal and Mansa Musa and all these historical figures!” Jordan added.

He received much in the way criticism for his initial remarks, which he chose not to expound on until now. The actor has come to great attention in recent years for his roles in
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