Kelly Vs. Hughley…Rudeness Rules Our World #RRBC
“Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength.”
I have come to the realization that I am a very strong advocate for Social Justice, which would probably pit me against, or make me a strong opponent of Social Injustice. Agreed? OK.
While tuned in to The View Show this morning, I find that Comedian and Actor, D. L. Hughley has been invited to sit down with Megyn Kelly of Fox News. Now, I love news talk, especially when the hosts and the guests are very respectful of one another and there’s intelligent dialogue. So, when The View plays the ‘clip’ of that back-and-forth interview, it gave me a reason to chat with you today:
Many of you have often heard me say that I don’t “do” rude. I have absolutely zero tolerance for rude people anywhere in society, especially when it isn’t warranted…or when someone’s rude to another, simply because they’re having a bad day. (Bad days should be kept in the privacy of your own bedroom). Whether it’s in the supermarket, in the restaurant, in the movie theater, or on television, rude is just unacceptable. There are many, many reasons to extend kindness towards others, so why would anyone drive away opportunities to land on the positive side of things, just to expel such negative energy? Rudeness is also wasted energy.
It matters not who was right or wrong during this sit-down, Hughley was an invited guest in Kelly’s “house,” so to speak. Now, would you ever show rudeness in your home towards your guests? If you did, I can assure you, that soon your address would be placed in the ‘no-visit-zone’ by many of your friends.
Getting back to this awful display of rudeness above, in horror, I watched Megyn Kelly raise her voice at D. L. Hughley and on several occasions, she even cut him off mid-sentence, and was just plain insulting. When he made a “WOW!” comment, she said, “Don’t WOW Me,” and that’s when he growled back…with reason. Did she expect that because he was in ‘her’ house that he was going to back down from her sarcasm and rudeness? I, for one, am glad that he did not.
I’m not writing this piece because I have anything against Kelly, Hughley, or even Fox News. I’m writing this piece because I want to bring to light, that no matter our differences on race, politics, religion or even the weather, it’s important that we allow the other side, the other opinion, the opinion that is so far away from ours, the courtesy and respect of being heard, being listened to, and feeling safe in the fact that we don’t, and won’t always agree. We must always remain open to the fact that there are opinions and views that won’t always resemble ours and that’s OK.
I’m saddened by all the chaos that we’re living thru right now. Every time I turn on the news or log onto my computer, there is a story about the two black men who were senselessly killed by white police officers, and also the stories of the five white police officers who were targeted and senselessly killed in Dallas. My heart aches with sadness for all.
But, here’s my stance: #BlackLivesMatter #WhiteLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter.
Daily, we sit behind keyboards without the luxury of being able to lunch together in the same restaurant, or even share a cup of tea in a local Starbuck’s, but I love all my people here, and their skin color, matters not. I love Gwen Plano, Rhani D’Chae and Marlena Smith and they’re white (per the textbooks); I love Shirley Harris-Slaughter, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko and Linda Mims and they’re black (per the textbooks); I love Jan Hawke and Harmony Kent from across the pond and they both speak funny because they’re from the Queen’s land, (but, I still love them!). I’m saying this to say, that there are clearly those obvious differences in the shades of our skin, the texture of our hair and maybe even, the color of our eyes, but how important are those things, really? In the grand scheme of things, they shouldn’t matter at all because WE ALL BLEED RED.
In closing, I’m asking you all to lose the rude and gain momentum on the respect. Learn to listen and appreciate the views and differences of others…grow in your tolerance of those things that don’t mimic what you see in the mirror, and stop allowing those little things to separate and divide us.
Lastly, always remember that when you invite someone into ‘your house,’ please allow them to express their opinions freely, openly, without interruption and name-calling, and most importantly, without judgment.
…equates to a better and safer world for us all.
What is your stance on rudeness? We’d love to hear from you below.