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Pimped Out & Talked about: CONTROVERSIAL NEWS

In Griot, Movies, News on January 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Controversial News - Terry McMillan & Bishop Eddie Long

“All news ain’t good news” and so it stands in the case of Terry McMillan. The “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” author is back in the news, but her current groove is anything but good news. Peep what she said on TWITTER about Will & Jada Smith “pimping out” their kids:

“The Smith children already act like child stars. There’s an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad,” McMillan said on the popular social networking platform on Jan.27. “It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they’re already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?” Terry continued, “A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn’t. Look at Lindsay. Phoenix to name, but a few. They miss out on childhood. It’s more important than fame.”

Later on Terry apologized in reference to the botched seam
Specifically for using the word “pimp” – but stands by ‘what she means’:

“I apologize for using the word pimp and exploit in referring to the Smith children. It was insensitive of me and wrong. Twitter is not the best forum to express some things. I didn’t know folks would take my opinion so personally. It is amazing, though, how fast an unflattering comment gets retreated versus one that’s flattering. I’m done with this issue. My opinion isn’t going to change anything. There are a lot more important things going on in the world right now. My Mama used to say: ‘They’ll talk about you if you do. And talk about you if you don’t. Let ’em talk.’ Some folks look for a reason to criticize you. They’re getting off on it and are saying much worse things than I did. I’ve got work to do. I hope everybody who has something important to do today besides worry about the Smith children, does it. And for those of you who were so offended by what I said or thought I was being disrespectful, unfollow me. So, I’m on blast? Too bad when I talk about what’s happening in the government, the GOP, racism, love, etc., doesn’t go viral.”

We know Terry isn’t hating on the Smiths. [?] She was just dropping a neighborly word.
It just wasn’t true of the legendary deux, though I pray other doting parents have heard.

It’s truly crazy how many adults ARE indeed pimping out their kids.
Fortunately for Jayden & Willow, those parents aren’t the Smiths.

Meanwhile mediations behind-the-scenes are lawful and certainly not wrong
which brings us back to the the ‘character hack’ of Bishop Eddie Long.

Recently he gave an interview to Channel 2
since the media ripped his story & bid him adu.

So quick to swoop in and scrutinize private lives
then dart off at the whimsical cost of the next sensational rise.

Here’s what Bishop Eddie long had to say
in his brief (no personal questions) interview the other day:

“It’s a wonderful celebration of a time when our nation needs hope, when people need to see people who rise up and are doing great things and actually making a difference in someone’s life.”

I don’t know what he meant, or what the comment is in full reference to,
but if you click the link of what he had to say, you can peep the video view.

Every man is innocent until proven guilty – and so applies to the Bishop as well,
I’m Qui
Acknowledging that all news ain’t good news thus our thwarted “news peruse” spell.

We’re pulling for the good of both Terry & Eddie — and definitely wishing them well.