According to Tina’s Instagram account, she posted a photo of the civil rights leader playing a game of pool with a doppelganger of the 73-year-old Pulp Fiction standing in the background watching. But Jackson didn’t hesitate to correct the singer’s mother, quickly claiming that the man in the background is not, in fact, him.
“Convinced that Samuel L. Jackson has the craziest life on Earth,” Tina wrote along with an image of the 1966 photo, “he was in Star Wars, Marvel movies and met MLK!”
“Sorry @mstinalawson,” Jackson politely and kindly responded, “that’s NOT me.”
It would appear that the photo in question originally started making the rounds following another social media user’s post on Sunday who uploaded the picture to Twitter with the caption: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shooting pool in 1966. Samuel L. Jackson, who was a freshman at Morehouse College at the time, is in this photo.”
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The Snakes on a Plane and Django Unchained actor was just as quick to correct this Twitter user, because he clarified once again that although he actually did once meet the civil rights leader in the 1960’s, it was not in a pool hall and that it certainly isn’t him in the photo.
“Okay, I met Dr King, but not at a pool hall. That’s NOT me!!” Jackson responded.
The original person who posted the image and claimed it was Jackson in the background promptly replied to the actor saying. “Lol! Whoops!” along with an emoji of a laughing face.
But even though the mysterious man in the background looking uncannily similar to the Jackson was not in fact the actor, the post itself led to some entertaining and funny comments from other people who came upon the post.
“’I don’t care who he is. Tell the mutha f----r to hurry up.’ Samuel L. Jackson, probably,” one person commented, including the actor’s favorite profanity.