Earlier this week, actor Sylvester Stallone was battered on social media for neglecting to thank his Creed director Ryan Coogler and co-star Michael B Jordan during his Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards. Director Ava Duvernay was one of the first to throw shade Sly’s way, now Samuel L. Jackson is tossing a bit as well.
After learning that Stallone failed to mention the men while accepting his statue, Jackson tweeted this message out:
#waitwaitwait, Ryan Coogler & Michael B Jordan, Thanks for acting with me!!! Loved Sly but…
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 11, 2016
Stallone, who actually did thank the men at the award show during a commercial break, caught wind of Jackson’s tweet and posted this response acknowledging his initial omission and thanking Coogler and Jordan again:
Samuel Jackson is upset that I foolishly forgot to mention the brilliant Ryan Coogler and MB Jordan he is right I owe them everything
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) January 12, 2016
After Jackson was informed that Stallone had indeed thanked the men responsible for resurrecting the Rocky franchise, the actor backdown, tweeting:
I loved the performance @TheSlyStallone, You killed It! I know you love those guys!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 12, 2016
Still, many seem to think Stallone’s omission was one rooted in racism while others argue that the actor simply forgot. What do you all think?