It turns out, Black Panther’s Erik Killmonger isn’t just breaking hearts, he’s also destroying young women’s orthodonture. Don’t worry, though, being the gentleman he is, Michael B. Jordan is happy to pay for your retainer, especially since it’s his toned body that’s to blame for all this broken metal. After an orthodontist’s story about a teen who broke her retainer while watching Black Panther went viral, Jordan stepped in with an offer that has fans on Twitter making appointments with their dentists.
On Monday, March 5, a teen, who has since been identified as Sophie Robb, realized that her orthodontist’s Tumblr post about her was getting a lot of traction on Twitter. In the screenshot, the orthodontist explained that Robb was “thirsting so goddamn hard she busted steel” while watching Jordan take his shirt off in the Marvel movie. The 18-year-old student from San Francisco told BuzzFeed that she broke her permanent retainer when she “pressed my tongue against my permanent retainer and clenched my jaw so hard that the wire disconnected from my teeth.” Same difference, really.
Instead of ignoring it — even though she definitely could have, since her ortho didn’t name names — Robb tweeted about it. And oh, did she own her narrative.
he tweets were a rollercoaster of emotions. At first, she was mortified. “Wait. That girl is me,” Robb wrote about the clench tweeted ’round the world, before shouting out her orthodontist as “the chillest person I ever met even though he eXPOSED ME ON THE INTERNET.” MiamiTight.com