If you thought the drama between Jonathan Plummer and Terry McMillan was over, then think again because it's just getting started. If you don't know their story then you must have been hiding in a cave for the past few years. Here's a quick recap: Wealthy celebrity flies to Jamaica, falls in love with a twenty year old, brings him back to the states, marries him, writes a best-seller that becomes a blockbuster film, he comes out as a gay man, she loses her damn mind all over national tv, sues him for 40 million, he writes his side of the story in a fictional book loosely based on their relationship called "Balancing Act". Are you following me? Good.
Now that Jonathan's book is ready to hit shelves not every bookseller is embracing him or his story with open arms. Marcus Books in Oakland, California has refused to buy the book, or sell it for that matter. Local club promoter and host of Real Talk with Joe Hawkins called Marcus Books to finds out why they were refusing to support the book. "The woman who answered the phone said that they were not selling the book now and wouldn't be in the future. "She stated that it is the bookstores personal preference not to sell the book".
Personal preference? Or personal prejudice? I hope that Marcus Books didn't arrive at their decision based on intolerance and homophobia. There's already so many external elements that threaten to divide our community, the last thing we need is for our own to block the success of a brotha on the come up. Besides, shouldn't it be left up to the public whether or not we want to buy Jonathan's book?
I've heard from some people that they're simply exhausted from Terry and Jonathan's public divorce/media blitz . I wonder what Jonathan has to say about all of this? Hmmmmm...stay tuned