What if the conversation between you and your colleague is leaked by someone? And what if someone is none other than your same colleague?
This is not something bizarre. This is something happened between two well-known names of the industry Orlando Jones and Ricky Whittle.
Fired from American Gods last year, Orlando Jones leaked private messages between him and Ricky regarding the former’s firing.
What is there in the leaked messages of Orlando Jones and Ricky Whittle?
The leaked messages are making controversy as they show Whittle criticizing Jones for playing the “race card” over his firing.
In the messages, he said that the actions of Jones’ have put him in a difficult situation. Not only this Whittle also said that the rest of the cast is also suffering due to Jones. In his words, Jones is only invoking racism to create controversy.
Jones replied to Whittle’s comment
How it can happen that Jones didn’t reply to the allegations of Whittle. He replied to him in the comment section of a side-by-side photo.
He said that the show’s leaders failed to reach out to him when he was fired back in September and only recently made contact with him.
Jones doesn’t stop there, to make things clear he asked Whittle’s to clear what does He mean by the term “we” in the message that Whittle claims to represent.
From where it began
The whole story started from the leak that comes after Jones revealed his firing in December. The dispute was about the depiction of his character Mr. Nancy in the show. The actor is also talking about the legal action over the firing, which he contends was fueled by racism.
On the actions of Whittle, the makers disturbed. The company behind the show, Fremantle, has claimed that “Mr. Jones’ option was not picked up because Mr. Nancy, among other characters, is not featured in the portion of the book we are focusing on within Season 3.”
The show American Gods is based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. It stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Ian McShane, Mousa Kraish, Kahyun Kim, Demore Barnes, and Chris Obi.
Season 3 began filming on Oct. 9 and will premiere sometime this year.