Maia Campbell’s viral videos are no laughing matter

Recently, a video surfaced online of former actress Maia Campbell appearing to go through a relapse or experiencing a mental health break. The video shows Campbell missing a tooth, wearing a black bra, pumping gas, and describing an alleged rape. For people born in the 1980s, what makes this painful to watch is that we saw Campbell – and all of her beautiful dark-skinned glory – star as Tiffany Warren in NBC/UPN’s In The House featuring LL Cool J and Debbie Allen, from 1995-1998.

What’s even more heartbreaking is the realization that a person – “friend” (a rapper later identified as “T-Hood”) or otherwise – was quick to record a troubling interaction as opposed to finding a way of being helpful. In the day of hoping to find popularity from a viral video and using a person’s pain as fodder, this shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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