Convicted Domestic Abuser Jonathan Majors Breaks Down in Tears While Accepting Award

Convicted Domestic Abuser Jonathan Majors Breaks Down in Tears While Accepting Award
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Remember Jonathan Majors, the up-and-coming star who was supposed to play Kang in the MCU and be the franchise’s “next Thanos”? Yeah, we recently reported on him… and it turns out that the guy who was convicted for physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, for which he was sentenced to a 52-week in-person domestic violence intervention program was – for some reason – given the Perseverance Award at Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards, which he recently received. Majors was dropped from numerous roles and projects as his career fell down the drain, but that meant nothing to the HUIA, as the actor was given his awards despite some harsh reactions online.

The fact that he is a convicted domestic abuser doesn’t mean much to the HUIA, which is their right, but we have to say that it sounds a bit odd. But, anyhow, Majors accepted his award, and while giving a lengthy speech about… well, nothing much (these things rarely sound sincere, and they are actually sincere… well… almost never), he broke down in tears.

The actor’s speech and reaction have, of course, been caught on tape, and we have the actual footage here for you, so before you continue reading, give it a look:

As for his speech, it was something about perseverance, whatever that means in his case (he will persevere and continue beating women? Or he will persevere despite being a convicted abuser?), as well as the standard “I-am-not-perfect-but-I-try-to-do-good” stuff what we see when public figures find themselves in problematic situations, and here is the gist of it:

“Perseverance means what? Perseverance means persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay. And the God I serve has put me in a position where I’ve had to embody that word more than I wished or wanted.

We live in a world where men, Black men in particular, are propped up as either superheroes or supervillains. But I’ve come to realize, me, personally, I ain’t none of that. … I’m just that guy whose faith has been tested. It has been strengthened by this testimony.

There will be moments in your life where things get dark, and I mean really dark. … I’ve seen that darkness in myself. I’ve sat in that pitch black and what I’ve learned is that when you catch a glimpse of light, you run as hard and as fast as you can towards it. And I will never take that light for granted again.

(…)

Perseverance is more than just pushing through tough times. It’s about the people who inspire you, encourage you and support us. Those who ignite that flame, that light, that’s central within us that keep us going when we feel we can’t. I receive this award not just as an acknowledgement that I have persevered, but as a command to be there for others and to help them when and if their trials come.”

Source: Variety

And that’s – more or less – it. What do you think of this whole situation? Was Majors sincere? Should he get another chance? Was this award deserved? Let us know in the comments below!

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