kirk franklin has been the talk of the forests since “bitch ass pineapple-gate” with his son.
it would be no surprise that social media has been sharing opinions about his alleged canceled.
an app used to express ourselves vocally on virtual panels has been lit up with rooms about kirk.
the pretty vixen invited me to attend a discussion yesterday.
the room was called “kirk franklin and black parenting“.
as i was listening,
amongst some great points,
one thing struck a chord with me…
The number of people making this situation about them.
“My mother/father would never speak to me like that.”
“The way I grew up,
my father/mother would never utter those words to me.”
“I grew up in a Christian household,
but my parents knew how to be calm…”
…and all of that might be true,
but this situation doesn’t make kirk franklin a “bad father“.
i saw some people say kirk was an abusive parent because of this audio.
How does one even know alla of this off of a 40-second clip?
we don’t have any context about this situation other than what we heard.
if we all heard how we sound within arguments,
when our testosterone is up,
i’m sure we would be up for judgment too.
i really want some people to learn the meaning of the word “context“.
folks run with a small narrative without getting the full story.
What if the son is actually wrong?
i was sent this meme and it’s pretty accurate if you ask me:
it’s crazy to me how black folks have been acting like full-blown “karens” in this situation.
“He said he would break his son’s neck!!!
What would have happened if they were in person????”
if i counted the number of times my mother said she would break my neck,
i’d probably be dead 20 times.
it’s really bizarre.
i need folks to stop acting dramatic over a sound bite.
folks are on 20 and i need them on a 5.
let’s all take a deep breath and wait till the full story comes out.
lowkey: i heard someone on clubhouse mention giving kirk franklin grace.
i found the word “grace” interesting.
in this society,
we don’t give grace to people who make mistakes these days.
we go quickly to the banishment.
i think we need to explore giving others grace for their sins,
especially those who wave that bible around within the toxic christianity.