Actor Omari Hardwick Is going viral this morning. People on social media are upset with his “tribute” to deceased actor Chadwick Boseman, MTO News has learned.
Omari and Chadwick have had parallel careers. The two Black actors were often up for the same roles in Hollywood, and they had a healthy competition against each other.
When news of Chad’s untimely passing hit, Omari took to Twitter to tell people what he thought.
First Omari posted the full video of HIM receiving a Golden Globe award, where he quickly mentioned Chadwick.
Then he said this, about Chad’s passing:
One of my biggest honors was being one of your biggest competitors and an even bigger friend. …
A wise man told me this morning…”In the Kingdom no crown is wasted. When one man drops his crown, another man picks it up. Pick it up O!”
Many feel that Omari’s response was inappropriate and self-serving. As one Tweeter posed: The man’s body isn’t even cold yet, and you’re already talking about “picking up his crown”?
In 2013, Hardwick was cast in the lead role of James “Ghost” St. Patrick on the Starz crime drama-thriller, Power. The series, which is executive produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and creator Courtney Kemp Agboh, premiered in 2014.