Last Friday, longtime Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson was fired from the show after an on-set scuffle with a writer. Cut to just hours after the announcement, and his ex-co-star, Shemar Moore, is posting on social media about karma and treating others the way you would want to be treated.
“Lot of birdies chirping out there. The gossip is real,” he said in an Instagram video. “I hear it. I see it. I’m sure a lot of you do too. So I’ll just say this. I believe that good things happen to good people. Honest people. Hardworking people. Humble people. People who believe in basic goodness… Treat people how you expect them to treat you.”
“Church is over,” Moore concluded his statement.
Moore deleted the video soon after posting, but, as he should know by now, the internet is forever. His video was captured by followers and has been reposted.
Whoa. It certainly seems like Moore is taking a jab at Gibson. Couple the timing with the fact there have been rumors that Gibson and Moore rubbed each other the wrong way on set, and what do you get? A million headlines all over the internet about Moore calling out Gibson.
“Shemar Moore Speaks Out After Criminal Minds Costar Thomas Gibson’s Firing: ‘I Believe in Karma,'” reads one, while others echo, “Shemar Moore Subtweeted Thomas Gibson Following His Dismissal from Criminal Minds” and “Shemar Moore Speaks Out After ‘Criminal Minds’ Costar Thomas Gibson’s Firing: ‘Karma Is Real.'”
But let’s take a step back here, folks. Moore doesn’t name anyone outright in his video, and let’s not forget what else happened in his universe last week. On Wednesday, Moore’s friend and Criminal Minds guest star, Keith Tisdell, was sentenced to probation and 45 days of CalTrans labor on charges that he stole more than $60,000 from Moore. Tisdell also has to pay Moore back in full or risks doing jail time.
“I’ve done a lot for him because he had me, my friends fooled,” Moore told the judge at Tisdell’s sentencing. “I’m not here for money. I’m here because he betrayed a friendship. This is not OK. You don’t do this to people.”
Doesn’t it make more sense that Moore’s ambiguous social media preaching is to a trusted friend who betrayed him as opposed to a former co-worker who he might have had some petty tiffs with at work months ago? Seems like Moore has better things to do with his life right now than worry about what is going on with Gibson.
I guess the third option here is that Moore is addressing both Gibson and Tisdell. They’re both feeling the burn as they have to deal with consequences of past actions, and both have had a beef with Moore in the past (at least allegedly, in Gibson’s case), so Moore could be referencing the influx of very real karma he’s been witness to at this particular juncture in time.
What do you think? Was Moore bashing Gibson, or was he taking a jab at Tisdell?
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