'Black Panther' villain lives with his parents: So what?

Actor Michael B. Jordan , who plays Killmonger in the blockbuster film, isn't ashamed of his family ties or his anime fandom.

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CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
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Michael B. Jordan plays Killmonger in "Black Panther." His character had a troubled family life, but in reality, Jordan's parents live with him.


In "Black Panther," Michael B. Jordan plays Killmonger, a bad guy to be reckoned with. But when his real life came in for some Twitter teasing, he struck back with supervillain prowess.

First, Twitter user Chris sent out a tweet about Jordan that -- to be fair -- seemed to be admiring, not mocking, the actor for some of the unconventional elements of his life.

And then Jordan responded, throwing out a few anime character names in the process.

Anime fans wanted Jordan's bona fides, which he quickly supplied.

And then the voice of Naruto from the anime of the same name weighed in.

If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's live how you want. Love your anime, love your parents. Just get Jordan's height right.

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