Fair or Foul: Mike Epps makes me wonder, When does flirting become cheating?
I know y’all don’t hear from me that much and I apologize. I’m working on getting my thoughts out there more frequently. I hope the contributions from other writers on the blog have held y’all down. I wish I could write everyday… but the way my job is setup is I got a blog and job. Nonetheless, quick post today and I wanted to get the thoughts of the group on when exactly does cheating occur.
I’m not sure if you all were able to see but Mike Epps got caught cheating on his wife on Twitter… allegedly. I say, “allegedly” because just because he’s tweeting with her doesn’t mean he’s sleeping with her. However, this got me to thinking because the term cheating is always used so very vaguely. I’ve seen everything from being caught in the act to some variation of Minority Report where if you were thinking about it, then you did it.
Here’s a quick synopsis of what happened to poor Mikey:
Comedian Mike Epps started off with a “hey” to user @CeciCitra. A “hey” turned into a “DM me,” which is when Epps’ wife Mechelle gave him the side-eye.
Mechelle tweeted the ‘big eyes’ emoji and that’s when Epps and the other woman’s Twitter exchange abruptly ended.
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I’m no fool and I know that Mike wasn’t there to make a new friend. However, this could happen to a person who is desiring a platonic or professional relationship. Also, why is his wife ALL the way in his mentions? I know that formerly back in the days of Tweetdeck, your old lady could setup a column with you in the search field. I always thought that was weird because they want to know what you’re saying but also what people are saying to you. Seems a bit much.
Thoughts from the SBM Massive?