they say it isn’t who you were but who you are now.
i don’t believe that anymore.
i believe that even when we fuck up in our pasts,
we are still held in contempt about it.
you can thank the lovely social media era we live in for that.
kobe bryant was killed helicopter crash that literally stopped time yesterday.
in an instant,
many of our lives were changed.
we might have known him,
but we grew up with him and admired him for his tremendous talent.
unfortunately after his untimely death,
he is still being held by the chains of his alleged past sins…
he is a rapist.”
among the mourning,
we are seeing those comments sprinkled through.
the “me too” movement is in full swing with no signs of letting up.
they got actresses getting dragged for controversial tweets:
that tweet might be held against her in the future.
my thing is:
Has tact gone missing?
if you don’t care about kobe,
you have every right,
but it’s very rude to bring it up during this difficult time.
anyone with a google could see that the accuser was full of shit.
regardless of all of that: that man is dead.
his daughter and others perished with him.
families and fans are grieving.
Where has the tact gone?
it got me to wondering about our pasts.
don’t think you’ve moved on from anything you have done/accused of doing.
we are still up for judgment years later.
for folks like “r. kelly” or “harvey weinstein“,
if they died tragically knowing their controversies,
would we have thrown their pasts up after death?
as much as folks claim the “past is just the past“,
i’m really starting to believe that it truly isn’t.
in this new social media era,
and a working search bar on google,
i had to ask…
Are we still guilty even if we apologized for what we did/didn’t do in our pasts?