Angela Bassett's son, Slater Vance, is sending out an apology after going viral for participating in a TikTok Trend.
Slater pranked his parents, Angela and Courtney B. Vance, by saying "Michael B. Jordan passed away at 35." Slater received ton of backlash online following the since-deleted video. One fan tweeted, "After Chadwick Boseman’s surprise death, Angela Bassett’s son should have known better. This was not some random celebrity’s name he said, that is her other co-worker. So, Idc what y’all say, this is just cruel."
Slater has since apologized. “I apologize to Michael B. Jordan’s entire family, his extended family, and him directly as he is an idol of mine,” Slater said in a clip posted on Saturday, December 31. "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.”
“I own this was a mistake,” Slater said in his apology video while seemingly holding back tears. “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.”
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