A Major Break in the Internet
Everybody is holding their breath on this but we might as well talk about it.
Jonathan Majors was arrested for alleged domestic violence Saturday following a dispute with a 30-year-old woman, according to the New York Police Department. “He has done nothing wrong,” a representative for Majors told Vulture. “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.” According to the NYPD’s statement, police responded to a 911 call Saturday morning at a Chelsea apartment. “A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old female,” the statement reads. “The victim informed police she was assaulted.”
Majors is an exceptional actor with an extraordinary physique who, until yesterday, had just about the brightest future as a performer that anyone could imagine. Now at least a couple of billion-dollar franchises are in panic mode about how all of this is going to play out. You couldn’t write a more intersectionally complex scandal; successful Black man who has been successful in Black artistic spaces encounters both the justice system and the threat of CANCELLATION because of allegations of domestic violence. I certainly have no idea what happened and unless the purported video evidence is extremely clear and compelling I doubt that anyone other than Majors and the victim will ever have a complete sense of what happened. If he didn’t do anything wrong, it sucks that Majors will have a cloud over his head for much of the rest of his career. If he DID do something wrong, it also sucks but in a different way; I am sad that I can no longer enjoy Kevin Spacey as an actor because of the person that Kevin Spacey is, and I don’t want to feel the same way about Jonathan Majors.
Also this recruiting ad is amazing, possibly the best that the Army has ever done, and it may not ever be shown again on television: