I wish it were too.
Jussie Smollett may be one of the latest celebrities to show such immorality but what about the rest of folks, especially the Internet?
Yes the Internet and social media are both unforgiving and have no chill. Matter of fact, myself and some friends were sitting around the other night sharing various memes, including those including Jussie. While those are admittedly funny, it seems the world is retaliating to his immoral acts by bullying and accosting him.
Now in no way do I endorse or condone Smollett’s actions. But two wrongs do not make a right.
I learned something at a young age. Sometimes you need a caring shoulder and ear. Other times you need a swift kick in the rear. Jussie needs both.
He was crying out for attention and more pay on his show “Empire.” Instead he disgraced his communities and himself.
He should be punished appropriately but he should be subject to some counseling as a result. This isn’t your usual criminal act, this is a psychological and an emotional act. I know how hard it is to be a black man in society. He is also openly gay, which is still not widely accepted. Therefore, he needs all the support we can.
In conclusion, we should seek solutions for these types of folks, real ones that will rehabilitate them. Smollett plays a gay, troubled character on Empire and he seems that way in real life. Why else would you want to literally beat yourself up?
Thinking anything else would be a Jussie lie! Forgive this man, and seek to help him. Laugh with him more than at him. Know that his actions warrant consequences but he needs to be forgiven and given the opportunity for help. That is also the society we live in.