Wesley Snipes was released on April 2, 2013 of this year; an remained on house arrest until July 19th.
He served 28 months of a 3 year sentence for tax evasion; he denied any wrongdoing, but the government wasn’t hearing an of it.
I was and to some degree, I’m still a fan of Mr. Snipes, but he sure angered many Black women because of an interview in Ebony Magazine in which he implied that Black women were “hard to deal with.” The Sisters were outraged and he paid for it in lackluster ticket sales by US in many of his future movies. Lesson here: DON’T TURN OFF YOUR BASE!
However, this really wasn’t what ruined Wesley’s career. No. Not at all. It was an interview he gave to Ebony in 1997 September issue. Link: http://www.questia.com/library/1G1-20013891/wesley-snipes-on-his-hot-career-black-women-interracial
Lesson here: DON’T TURN OFF YOUR BASE!
He has work already. He’ll be appearing in the new Expendables movie and other projects that he was working on before he went to prison.
Don’t get me wrong, Wesley is one of the best actors out there; however, he’s had a lot of negative incidents that many people felt was Karma coming back on him. The most infamous was it was finally uncovered over a decade ago by the R & B singer Christopher Williams of Wesley being the one who hit Halle Berry so hard; it left the actress deaf in one ear. Link: http://www.contactmusic.com/news-article/wesley-snipes-named-as-halle-berry-abuser
Prison can make even the strongest men humble. Time will only tell…but I do hope that Mr. Snipes has exorcised his inner demons and can rise from the ashes.
Other actors have made successful comebacks: ie, Harry Connick Jr. to name a few.
He’s only human…let us all pray for him.
*And to the Sisters: He never said he didn’t like Black women in that Ebony interview. He actually loves Black women. It’s just what many heard.