*Vanity Fair and FIAT threw a cocktail party Tuesday night to celebrate Young Hollywood, and “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan was among the young Hollywood stars in attendance.
Guests were invited to the chic club space called No Vacancy (it had no sign, no visible address) to join co-hosts Chris Evans and Vanity Fair West Coast Editor Krista Smith for cocktails under the stars.
Jordan was inevitably asked about the racial backlash following his casting in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, a character who is white in Marvel’s comic book version…and ironically, was played by Evans in the previous “Fantastic Four” film.
According to the Huffington Post, Jordan smiled and responded: “People are going to be critics. Haters are going to find something to hate about. I’m a young black man. I’ve been criticized.
“My name is Michael Jordan,” he said with a laugh. “He gave me a chip on my shoulder that I needed to push me though.”