*Fans of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman are concerned about his health after the actor appeared in an Instagram video looking frail and hungry.
The video was initially posted to his main Instagram page, where he paid tribute to late baseball legend Jackie Robinson. He also used his platform to advocate for coronavirus protections, such as a donation of equipment to hospitals in need, per The Sun.
“Operation 42,” he wrote. “I am hearing stories of desperation from people all over the country, and we know our communities are suffering the most and urgently need help. Celebrating #JackieRobinsonDay with the launch of Thomas Tull’s #Operation42, a donation of 4.2 million dollars in personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals that service the African American Communities who have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Hear him explain it in the clip below that has fans concerned.
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The purpose of Boseman’s video was to celebrate the partnership between Thomas Tull and FIGS, who have contributed over $4 million for the purchase of protective medical gear in Black communities. But the actor’s massive weight loss is what caught the attention of his followers.
“Why are you looking so thin??” one fan asked along with a prayer hands emoji.
“You ok chief? You looked rather odd on the other post,” another questioned.
“Are we not supposed to notice your weight loss?” one person asked, while another replied, “This must be for a role. How are you losing weight during a pandemic? I’m eating everything in sight.”
Others defended Boseman, with this follower writing: “The sheer disrespect in these comments is unbelievable. What’s wrong with y’all?. Not only are you all deflecting from what this video is about but y’all are rude as hell.”
Boseman ultimately deleted the video from his main feed, but it still appears in another section of his Instagram account.
“I guess he got tired of people asking is he sick…He took the video down,” one fan commented.
“Wishing you good health, King,” said another.
“I really hope you are ok,” one person replied.
Watch the clip above.