Showtime is understood for good TV and their sequence The Chi is proof. The present simply returned to the display screen for the third season, and it already has everybody speaking. The sequence underwent a little bit of a transition simply earlier than the season returned with some large characters leaving and with one castmate leaving attributable to abuse allegations, folks are actually questioning, why did Barton go away The Chi?
‘The Chi’ had a shakeup simply earlier than Season 3.
Jason Mitchell, who performed Brandon, was fired from The Chi in April 2019 after two solid members filed complaints with Human Sources over inappropriate conduct. Tiffany Boone, who performed Jerrika on the present, and showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis, each got here ahead with accusations in opposition to Mitchell.
“As showrunner, I did every thing I might to take care of his conduct, by talking with the studio’s HR division a number of instances and instructing one actress to name HR herself, earlier than I turned a goal of his rage and inappropriateness, and needed to report him to HR, as nicely,” Ayanna stated, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.
On Could 29, 2019, Deadline reported Mitchell was fired from the present. It had simply been introduced a month earlier than that the present was going to be picked up for a Season 3, however the shakeup and removing of one of many pivotal characters wasn’t anticipated. Nevertheless, the showrunners have been capable of make sense of his absence within the present.
“There may be quite a lot of nice life in The Chi, and there’s additionally demise in The Chi, and that’s how we’ll be coping with it,” Showtime co-president of leisure Gary Levine confirmed on the time, saying that Mitchell’s character was going to be killed off.
The obvious demise of Reggie had followers asking: why did Barton go away ‘The Chi’?
Rumors pointed to Barton allegedly being weary of a storyline that might have him in a relationship with a trans girl.
A YouTube video popped up titled “‘The Chi’ Star REGGIE Allegedly Fired For Refusing To Date a Trans,” and folks began asking questions on Twitter, curious if this is the reason Barton left the favored sequence.
So the actor who performed Reggie on The Chi left the present as a result of he didn’t wish to play a personality who’s in a relationship with a trans girl?
However he was positive taking part in a drug supplier who beat up and kill niggas?
Was he cool w/ Jason Mitchell sexually harassing Tiffany Boone?
— The “x” in “Chloe x Halle” (@rmlundyjr) July 3, 2020
Wait…so Reggie acquired killed off the Chi cuz he didn’t wanna do the Trans scenes? So he acquired written off? Sheesh lol
— ✭BOBBY QUARANTINO✭ (@Rallo_331) June 30, 2020
Whereas these rumors have not been substantiated but, and even addressed, it was clear that individuals who love The Chi have been upset with the character dying, however all will not be misplaced.
Y’all crying over Reg like y’all truly noticed him get buried or an obituary….😈
— Barton Fitzpatrick (@act_like_bart) July 3, 2020
All of it appeared prefer it was finished, till Barton Fitzpatrick tweeted a message to followers on July 3, which may have pointed to this not being the top of his character.
Appears to be like like we should keep tuned. The Chi airs Sunday nights on Showtime.