AceShowbiz - Some people apparently can't separate fictional characters from real life actors. As hit Starz "Power" is coming to an end, fans of the series are getting wild and that includes to harass one of its cast members for allegedly killing their favorite character on the TV series.
The leading man of the show James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) has been killed and people are eager to find out who was the culprit. Now, a leaked version of the ending shows that the one who shot the fan-favorite character was none other than James' son Tariq, played by Michael Rainey Jr., because he had a serious vendetta against his father.
In the clip Tariq could be seen telling Ghost, "I can't go back," to which the latter responded, "Hey, son, I love you, okay?" Tariq then pulled the trigger.
That seemingly drove fans mad. Their strong attachment to the story appeared to make them think it was okay to harass the actor in real life as Michael took to his Instagram account to rant about the numerous death threats he's been receiving over the plot of the TV show he's starring on.
Sharing on Instagram on Wednesday, January 22 a slew of pictures of him donning a confused expression, Michael wrote in the caption, "Me going through my dms tryna figure out why I have 326 death threat messages."
Naturi Naughton, who portrays his mother and Ghost's wife Tasha, was among those who reacted to the revelation in the comment section. She apparently found that funny yet unnecessary as she left a couple of laughing and face-palming emojis. La La Anthony, who plays LaKeisha Grant on the show, also commented, putting some face-palming emojis.
"Strange world we live in. SMH!!! It's just a show people," a fan wrote. Meanwhile, some fans praised him for his stunning performance on the series. "Cause you play the hell out of that Power role, my man.. keep shinning Bro!" one fan wrote.
The final and sixth season of "Power" airs on Sundays at 8 P.M. ET.