The bizarre sight of Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey’s split

The bizarre sight of Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey’s split

You may have heard that actor Michael B. Jordan and skincare enthusiast Lori Harvey are no longer an object. The couple, who had been dating for a year and a half, announced their split exclusively for People via a “source” (most likely, a publicist) during the weekend. And, as of yesterday, Harvey erased all evidence of Creed star of his Instagram. Of course, Harvey’s stepfather, Steve Harvey, also weighed in.

The internet has made quite a fuss over this news over the past few days. While the People the article didn’t reveal who initiated the breakup, the immediate assumption on social media was that Jordan did something stupid (i.e. he cheated), and Harvey is quickly released. It didn’t help that the official Chase Center Twitter account posted a video of the 35-year-old actor sitting courtside during an NBA Finals game on Sunday where he appeared, well, not happy.

Now, thanks to another People exclusive, we learn that Harvey reportedly called off the relationship after realizing she and Jordan weren’t “on the same page” as the couple “made plans for the future.” Whether it was Jordan’s or Harvey’s representative who slipped this information to the press after several days of Black Panther star being mocked and labeled a bastard on social media, you can decide. Either way, the revelation that 25-year-old Harvey didn’t want to settle down with her 35-year-old boyfriend sparked an outpouring of sympathy for Jordan on social media from you. guessed it, from a group of Men.

Well, for the most part. Yesterday, a Twitter account that appears to be run by a woman created a threadoffering men a “safe space” and asking them to share “a time [they] went public after a breakup” and “had to hold back tears the whole time” — apparently in response to the clip of Jordan at the basketball game. The prompt received thousands of responses, as the men mainly talked about having to go to work or a family reunion the next day to be heartbroken, as if it was a new experience that never happened. only happens to men.

Some stories were actually quite funny. But that wasn’t the end of a group of random men making an influencer’s decision to leave her boyfriend on their own and frame it as a cautionary tale of women being empowered creatures.

But that wasn’t the end of a group of random men making an influencer’s decision to leave her boyfriend on their own and frame it as a cautionary tale of women being empowered creatures.

In a quote-tweeting a video Jordan filmed of an elaborate aquarium date he had planned for Harvey last Valentine’s Day, a Twitter user dramatically wrote“Men, Lori Harvey should be a lesson to you, if she wants to stay, she will stay. If she doesn’t, it doesn’t matter that you donate all your organs and drain your blood for her, she will leave you for lack of organs and blood.Don’t break your back, don’t sweat.

Among a slew of condemning remarks, one Twitter user also implicit that the Black Panther actor “move[d] mountains” for Harvey. Another one joked that Jordan “didn’t know” that Harvey “was already married to the game”. Someone even invoked reincarnation to explain Harvey’s new celibacy, Tweeter“Lori Harvey had to come into this world to get revenge on all the men who hurt her in her past life. That’s it. That’s [the] Tweeter.

The characterization of Harvey online as a gold digger (as if the Harvey family trust ran out of money) or a professional girlfriend at best is nothing new. When the SKN founder first came into the spotlight in 2017, she was engaged to Dutch footballer Memphis Depay, whom she split from in 2018. Harvey has since been out or been seen at what appeared to be meetings with high-level men. like Diddy’s eldest son, Justin Combs, possibly Diddy, Trey Songz, and Future. The fact that Harvey has been linked to multiple men and doesn’t dress like a nun – while being the stepdaughter of a man who gives conservative dating advice to women – has rattled onlookers on social media for disconcerting, mostly sexist reasons. .

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.

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In this way, the internet has been oddly presumptuous when crafting narratives around Harvey and her motivations for dating other famous people, something she had remained silent about until very recently. Even the women who applaud him and project a feminist angle on his love life are inadvertently putting on a show with a 25-year-old whose refusal to be tied down seems healthy and, above all, normal.

You can say Twitter casting Jordan as Sad Ben Affleck 2.0 or speculating about his role in their uncoupling is another example of the public overstepping their bounds with people they don’t know, though they’ll never feel the burden. to be a slut. – being ashamed or vilified for not settling down with a woman when he is approaching his forties.

Despite all the annoying reactions online, it’s oddly a feat that Jordan and Harvey managed to emotionally invest the public in their split after their relationship was initially seen as a publicity stunt. And I’m sure, as celebrities who thrive financially on attention, the answer is somewhat positive. Let’s just not be weird about a 25-year-old woman’s love life for once.

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