Michael B. Jordan reacts to Kendall Jenner dating rumors, calls fan backlash 'so weird'

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Michael B. Jordan Responds to Kendall Jenner Dating Rumors

Michael B. Jordan has a message for those fans that had a problem with the rumors that he was dating Kendall Jenner.

The 28-year-old actor has managed to keep out of the tabloids for the most part, but found himself the subject of a romance rumor when he left a Met Gala after-party at the same time as Jenner.

The relationship speculation was quickly debunked, but Jordan faced another issue when a few of his fans were up in arms over just the idea that he would be dating the 19-year-old reality star.

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"It's the world we live in. They see white and black. I don't," the Fantastic Four star told GQ magazine of the backlash. "Kendall's a friend of mine, you know. I don't know her, like, that well, but I know her enough. People's perspective on that is what it is. I don't f**king know. I don't live my life to make other people happy."

Jordan goes onto say that he doesn't approve of people looking down on him if he were in a relationship with Jenner.

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"It's so weird, though, right? A lot of black fans were feeling like, 'Oh, my God, he should have been with a black woman' and that whole thing," he said. "I get it, but on the other hand it's, like, relax. You know -- it's 2015. It's okay!"

Jordan added, "People can like one another, not necessarily from the same history or culture or whatever the f**k it is. It's just the new world, you know what I mean?"

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Kendall Jenner walks the runway as the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway as the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Kendall Jenner arrives at Harper's Bazaar ICONS by Carine Roitfeld celebration at The Plaza Hotel on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in, New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner arrives at Harper's Bazaar ICONS by Carine Roitfeld celebration at The Plaza Hotel on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in, New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner seen at the The Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards at the Park Hyatt New York on Friday, Sept 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner seen at the The Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards at the Park Hyatt New York on Friday, Sept 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner attends DuJour's Fall Issue celebration at Lavo on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Kim Kardashian, center, Kendall Jenner, left, and Kylie Jenner arrive at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner arrives at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner arrives at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner stuns in the Allure magazine March cover issue. Credit: Mario Testino
Kendall Jenner stuns in the Allure magazine March cover issue. Credit: Mario Testino
Kim Kardashian, foreground left, and her sister Kendall Jenner, foreground center, pose prior to attending the Vogue party, in Paris, Wednesday July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Kendall Jenner poses as she arrives to attend the Vogue party, in Paris, Wednesday July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Kim Kardashian, left, and her sister Kendall Jenner pose prior to attend the Vogue party, in Paris, Wednesday July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner pose for a photo on the red carpet during the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awads on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner pose for a photo on the red carpet during the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awads on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner arrives on the red carpet during the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awads on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner poses for a photo on the red carpet during the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awads on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
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Kendall Jenner attends a signing event for her book "Rebels: City of Indra" on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Ridgewood, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Kendall Jenner stuns in the Allure magazine March cover issue. Credit: Mario Testino
Kendall Jenner arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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The breakout star's message of equality goes far beyond his personal life. "I told my team after I finished Chronicle that I only want to go out for roles that were written for white characters," he shared. "Me playing the role will make it what it is."

While Jordan insists he's not chasing anything, he did show his competitive side during his GQ interview, comparing his upcoming Rocky spin-off film Creedto Jake Gyllenhaal's Southpaw, which is also a movie about a boxer.

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"Physically...f**k Jake, f**k Gyllenhaal, f**k all that sh**," he said. "We want to come for him, look better than him. You know, I'm competitive, so in my head it was, 'Imma work harder than all of them.' F**k that."

We'll see if Creed is a match for Southpaw when it hits theaters Nov. 25.

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In the meantime, see what Jenner told ET about why she's never publicly dated anyone.

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