Gabrielle Union is one of many celebrities who is sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired. She took to her personal blog today over at Global Grind to grieve over the loss of NFL player, Chris Henry who died during a domestic dispute. It was also a good time for her to let the world know how she really feels about all the negativity being spread amongst ourselves through the media, and even more importantly the response we give to it.
“How many more lives need to be lost before we realize that as good Christians (as many of us like to call ourselves), spiritual beings or just plain old good folks we need to STOP THE JUDGEMENT and try to lift each other up when we’ve fallen off the path,” said Gabrielle.
“Why are we all so quick to stop looking in the mirror at our own troubled lives…. When will we come together and demand more from ourselves…more love and less hate…more fact finding than dirt digging…more lifting each other up and figuring out a way for life to improve than kicking people when they’re down…. KEEP LOOKING IN THE MIRROR…that’s where the answers are that can truly change your life.” (Global Grind)
It wasn’t long ago that Alicia Keys shared some of the same thoughts. During a recent photoshoot for her new album packaging, she stated that the reason she started her new iamsuperwoman.com website was because she felt that something was missing.
“I felt there’s a missing piece in the blog world that allows you to have a really, inspiring positive experience. We don’t have to tear each other down to have a good time… It really calls out to all those brilliant, amazing, fantastic women every day that are doing their thing and need kind of a community to support each other,” said Alicia.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence that both Gabrielle and Alicia are accused of being home wreckers, but really that’s neither here, nor there. I agree with everything they both have said, and I would also like to see some change. I can’t express enough how disgusted I get sometimes when reading some of the nasty things people have to say about one another and their personal lives, appearances, experiences, etc. etc. Of course we all have opinions, we wouldn’t be human without them, but some things we tend to take way too far. Does it matter that people are being killed and killing themselves behind some of the things we say?
Remember when Steve Harvey cried as he spoke on how he felt about this whole situation? Even though Usher recently admitted that it was okay for men to let it out sometimes, you know it has to be pretty bad when you see a grown man cry. C’Mon Son.