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PSA: I’m zero tolerance with the fuckery. Man, woman, or they, if you are ignoring, negotiating, or rationalizing BLATANT abusive behaviors you need to take a SERIOUS look at yourself and your character. #igstorygems I’m just not with the shits. “What did she do?” “We don’t know the whole story” “Let no man judge another”. NAH, B. This is bigger than Fab. This is about a culture of blaming victims and protecting the guilty when we like their music, or think they’re funny, or go to their fights bcuz folks we really don’t wanna check ourselves. People make mistakes. Yes. But some people are making thoughtful choices to be shitty people and they get away with it because they go unchecked. As the subway announcements in NYC declare, “If you see something, Say something.” Let folks know where you stand and begin a LONG overdue movement of accountability. (And can we also stop acting like I’m speaking on shit from my ass and not from having been in this game and knowing every damn body since 1992?! We don’t have the same sources!)
Amanda Seales is not team Fabolous. The star of HBO’s “Insecure” said as much during one of her “IG Story Gems” Sunday, April 1, taking issue with those saying we need to learn the whole story of why the rapper punched and threatened girlfriend Emily B.
“Me and many of my female peers are watching our colleagues support Fabolous after watching that video and these are folks we consider to be woke, real dudes,” Seals says of the reaction to the clip of Fab shouting and lunging at Emily B. “Wow, if they’re supporting this, what would happen if they saw a video of me being spoken to like that? What would they do then?
“Every single one of you who’s watching this and knows that this behavior is wrong should be on your own social media denouncing this behavior publicly,” she adds. “Not just in my DMs.”
After noting that social media is about more than flexing about your latest achievements, Seals reflected on the Easter Sunday festivities. She questioned if others are willing to go on their Instagram page and knock abusive behavior after Jesus died on the cross.
“I’m zero tolerance with the f—ery,”, the comedian said, explaining her thoughts further in the video caption. “Man, woman, or they, if you are ignoring, negotiating, or rationalizing BLATANT abusive behaviors you need to take a SERIOUS look at yourself and your character. … I’m just not with the s—- . ‘What did she do?’ ‘We don’t know the whole story’ ‘Let no man judge another.’ NAH, B. This is bigger than Fab. This is about a culture of blaming victims and protecting the guilty when we like their music, or think they’re funny, or go to their fights [because] folks we really don’t wanna check ourselves.”
It’s the victim blaming aspect that led many Twitter users to slam rapper Lil Mo for her comments on pal Fabolous’ alleged abuse.
“Why didn’t y’all call me?” Mo said on Revolt TV. “I’m the one that’ll come through … because I’ve been through s— like don’t do this, not now … My dad told me just the other day, ‘Don’t you provoke nobody because these n—– ain’t got no picks. They don’t have no picks. They will go upside your head.'”
While fans tore into Mo over her take on the matter, several backed up Seals’ stance.
“Word! 👊🏾❤✨,” someone commented.
“💯 I Don’t Understand The Support…Wtf,” said another.
“I swear man u too real love u @amandaseales,” another person wrote.
Others gave explanations for why others haven’t spoken out on the incident.
“Some ppl just like to stay outside the fence Amanda, instead of straddling the fence … why would u put yo homie or a person u know on blast?” a commenter said. “It’s obvious him & Emily are at hard times …. some ppl just like to stay out of folks business with passing judgment.”
“Maybe you not supposed to defend him but bash him and put posts up on social media’s won’t help either,” someone said. “People aren’t perfect, Fab isn’t, and we don’t know the actual situation so to talk about it is wasting your breath.”