Michael B Jordan offers to compensate fan who broke brace during Black Panther

Black Panther star Michael B Jordan has offered to replace a fan’s dental brace which she snapped in excitement while watching the Marvel film.

student Sophia Robb, from San Francisco, clenched her teeth so hard when Jordan’s character took his shirt off in the movie that she broke the wire on her retainer.

After the 18-year-old admitted the incident on Twitter, Jordan posted: “Since I feel partly responsible for breaking your retainers, let me know if I can replace them.”

She replied: “You are too kind, it was so worth it.”

The story was originally revealed on Tumblr by Ms Robb’s orthodontist, who wrote that one of his patients had come in for an emergency visit after snapping the brace.

His post was shared widely on Twitter before Ms Robb realised the story was about her.


She told BuzzFeed: “So it was the scene where Killmonger took his shirt off for the battle to become king of Wakanda. I pressed my tongue against my permanent retainer and clenched my jaw so hard that the wire disconnected from my teeth.

“It’s a funny story and I’m not embarrassed about it. If anything it speaks to how great of a movie Black Panther is.”

More in this Section

Jimmy Carr: I wanted my new teeth to look like someone’s opened a fridge

Carlos Acosta: I was on path to delinquency before I became ballet star

Colin Farrell: Screen time is a ‘curse’ for children

Can you believe? Jonathan Van Ness announces second Dublin show


Has KRIB sounded the death knell for the immersion?

Bake: Delicious recipes with chocolate - the ultimate dessert ingredient

Trend of the week: How to simmer in a boiler suit

Ask an expert: Is my IVF child more likely to have behaviour problems?

More From The Irish Examiner