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Can You Bounce Back After Being Canceled?

Actor Jonathan Majors exits the courtroom with girlfriend Megan Good. After being cancelled, will society & Hollywood take the same mercy on him that the court did?

*Trigger Warning: this story contains information about sexual assault. Viewer discretion  is advised

Jonathan Majors, commonly known for his roles in “Creed III” and Marvel’s “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania,” was recently sentenced to a year-long domestic violence intervention program in addition to continuing therapy for his mental health, according to Yahoo! 

The actor was previously found guilty of assault and harassment against his former partner, Grace Jabbari, resulting in him being removed from all upcoming projects with Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Co., reports The Cut. His career has taken a major shift, making it increasingly difficult for him to land new roles in movies and television.

Questions of whether Majors will be able to bounce back from this situation are circling. It’s similar to Nate Parker’s circumstance from years ago. Parker is an actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He and a friend in college were accused of rape in 1999. Parker was later acquitted while his friend, Jean Celestin, served six months in jail, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Parker’s reputation and presence in the film industry took a hit due to these accusations. He even went as far as telling Robin Roberts, co-anchor on “Good Morning America,” that he was “falsely accused” and was “proven innocent” and refused to apologize, the Hollywood Reporter states. Just days later, The Birth of a Nation was scheduled to be put in theaters in 2016. The accuser later committed suicide in 2012 and the issue reawakened in 2016 when the public was made aware of this news. This made it increasingly difficult for Parker to thrive in his work environment as many people looked at him differently due to the allegations.

This case is just another that brings awareness to domestic violence. Similarly, celebrities such as Chris Brown, Trey Songz, O.J. Simpson and more have jeopardized their careers and status after their involvement with domestic violence.

A common misconception is that victims are exclusively women when that isn’t at all the case. Men are almost equally as likely to be victims as women. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.” Knowing this, do you think Mayors was a victim in this situation or the aggressor? What is the sentence that Major received saying about his role in the circumstance he was accused of?

This is a critical topic to be knowledgeable about, especially considering anyone can fall victim. Domestic violence isn’t just subject to celebrities; it can happen to anyone.  If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or text BEGIN to 88788.

 

By Cierra Lemott, Columbia College Chicago alumni

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Written by Cierra Lemott

I'm a professional procrastinator and my hobbies include sleeping, eating, and Netflix binging.

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