Power star Michael Rainey Jr. has received over 300 death threats after it was revealed that his character, Tariq, may have shot his father, Ghost (Omari Hardwick) in the mid-season finale. A video of the leaked reveal was taken down from the internet, but enough people have seen the video to start harassing Rainey about his character’s actions.
According to BET, Rainey has been the victim of hundreds of death threats since the Power reveal. Rainey posted confused selfies of himself on Instagram with the caption, “Me going through my DMs tryna figure out why I have 326 death threat messages.”
Rainey and other Power cast members, including La La Anthony and Naturi Naughton, seem to be taking the concerning online attack in stride. Naughton, for instance, commented on the pictures with laughing-till-crying emojis and facepalm emojis. Anthony commented similarly with facepalm emojis as well. Other fans have chimed in, discussing how some of the Power faithful are clearly taking the role and storyline too seriously.
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