Actor Columbus Short was arrested recently on charges of Assault. It is alleged that he knocked out some dude over his girlfriend (TMZ):
Columbus Short — who plays gladiator Harrison Wright on “Scandal” — was involved in a bar fight in which the other guy ended up in the hospital and cops are now conducting a criminal investigation.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Short was at Gabe’s Bar and Grill in L.A. on March 15 at around 10:45 PM celebrating a couple’s engagement … when he started arguing at the bar with another partygoer.
We’re told the other guy pissed Short off by making a comment along the lines of, “You might be richer than me but I get my girls to buy me everything I want including your wife.”
This led me to thinking: “Does anyone still fight over their women/significant others anymore?”
Now mind you, I don’t do a lot of dating and I don’t go to bars or do a lot of drinking, so maybe it’s because I am in the wrong place to observe this, but does anyone really fight over that anymore? Do women go around thinking “I love him and want to have his children, but I just don’t know if he would fight another dude to defend my honor?” And is it a dealbreaker if they wouldn’t?
Very Smart Brothas has a list of times when it’s okay not to fight for your girl/lady’s honor. It includes the following:
1. If she kinda, sorta, had it coming (I don’t agree with this one, but it’s not my list).
2. If you’re definitely going to lose…badly (I agree with this but you really can’t tell anymore, see below).
3. If you’re definitely going to win (again, you really can’t tell anymore, see below)
4. If you’ve been wanting to break up with her for some time, but haven’t had the opportunity or guts to do it (possibly, but why couldn’t you just send a text?)
5. If you’re busy (this is hilarious “Hold on, I’m watching the game).
I’d like to add to this list: “Any day that ends in the letter Y.” This effectively means any day of the week. I have reasons:
1. You don’t know who’s going to shoot you: Sad but true. I’ll address this in a future blog entry, but we as people really don’t value human life anymore. The thought of “I’ma smoke them before they smoke me” is too prevalent. I mean, my goodness, look at what they shot Ricky for: Some absolute bull. You think they won’t shoot you too?
2. You don’t know who is a better fighter than you: In the old days you could kind of tell who was stronger and bigger than you and consequently who was a better fighter. Now, with MMA being more and more mainstream it’s gotten a lot harder. I submit the following for proof (warning: bad language and also a fight. I warned you).
3. It’s hard to get a job with a record like that: Columbus short is an actor who can act reasonably well. I mean, he’s been in Stomp the Yard and that was okay. You are probably not an actor and probably get into some sort of trouble with your job if you got into a fight. So unless you own your own business or can be in a “Soon to be released on BET” movie, don’t fight. Also, jail can be a pain. You should trust me on this.
Ladies, I would say that I’m sorry but I’m really not. This is 2014. We should be past this. You making your guy look silly for engaging in such behavior. Please stop. Here is some more evidence that proves my point, if it’s required.