Accepting the award for best villain at the MTV Movie Awards, Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan, who portrayed Erik Killmonger in the mega-blockbuster, took a dig at comedian Roseanne Barr. Jordan threw out this zinger saying:
I’m shocked I won this award for best villain. I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag.
The comment alluded to the controversy over Roseanne’s racist tweets comparing former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to a character from the Planet of the Apes.
Jordan went on to jokingly beg fans to please stop asking Chadwick Boseman to do the Wakanda Forever pose.
When I start a job vs when I’ve been working there for a couple of weeks pic.twitter.com/3yUhSeyeHw
— WAAARRRIIIOOORRRSSS (@dale_fromcali) April 24, 2018
michael b jordan told the audience to stop saying wakanda forever …. I’m screaming pic.twitter.com/PFKcNkiWg5
— ash (@blaquepink) June 19, 2018
Michael B. Jordan: “Chadwick Boseman asked me to tell y’all to stop asking him to say ‘Wakanda Forever’ on the streets.
Y’all taking it a little too seriously.” #MTVAwards
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 19, 2018
As far as the Roseanne dig, people approved.
Michael B. Jordan calling out Roseanne Barr (2018) pic.twitter.com/YoUjK6ctgI
— michael doing things (@MBJActivity) June 19, 2018
We stan a shady king pic.twitter.com/hdCDWO5UE8
— BEAT IT, BOZO (@Oluwalolololol) June 19, 2018
he ain't wrong though pic.twitter.com/reKhiOMDRp
— Dougla (@spbj28) June 19, 2018
— ToniT (@__Tinyytonii) June 19, 2018
— Steve (@dukenukemrulzs) June 19, 2018
In addition to Best Villain, Twitter also bestowed upon Jordan, the Best Shade Award.
— 2FL KY (@2flyy_ky) June 19, 2018
— richard allen (@geechee41) June 19, 2018
— ☁️☁️➖➖➖➖ ➖ ➖ ➖ (@JoshBrandon15) June 19, 2018
— TrumpIsALiar (@ashleyb8255) June 19, 2018
This is why he won Best Villian!! That was savage!! pic.twitter.com/QJkbz3dupH
— They call me MS. HILL!!! (@hill_imani) June 19, 2018
One Twitter user imagined how Roseanne must have felt.
“I should've won!” pic.twitter.com/TP3PFBXvIF
— Jamereia (@J_Shantel_Ro) June 19, 2018