…ed a downward spiral from which she never recovered, eventually ending her life by suicide in 2012. Are we so starved for Black representation in theaters that we will sacrifice our integrity in the name of “forgiveness”? I’m afraid that the answer to that question is yes, because the paper thin argument of “it was 19 years ago” is exactly the same as “it was 40 years ago” or “we can’t tell if that was really R. Kelly on the video”
Yes…of course the answer is yes, for a whole host of complicated reasons we will sacrifice our integrity, even our own best interests, and certainly the health and wellbeing of those who have been assaulted.
This must stop. So once again, thanks for asking the difficult questions, though you won’t get any honest answers, I am hoping that at least people will at least begin to think about these issues differently. It’s a start.