Last week, many were surprised to learn that Thomas Gibson had been fired from Criminal Minds…but his former co-star might not have been among them.
In a since-deleted Instagram video, Shemar Moore, who played Derek Moore on the show for 11 seasons before exiting earlier this year, shared a bit of a lecture for his followers, including a lesson on karma.
“Lot of birdies chirping out there. The gossip is real. I hear it. I see it,” he says. “I’m sure a lot of you do too, so I’ll just say this: I believe in karma. Good things happen to good people, honest people, hardworking people, humble people. People who believe in basic goodness, people who believe in themselves, people who believe in others.”
“Good things will happen to you. It’s not always easy, but you’ve got to grind it and you’ve got to believe in you,” the actor continues. “Treat people how you expect them to treat you. Celebrate yourself, celebrate your blessings – as you should. But just know that you’re not better than anybody – we all have our own gifts, so unwrap them bad boys and show them off, but then appreciate other people’s gifts.”
Gibson, who has starred on Criminal Minds as Aaron Hotchner since its pilot episode in 2005, was initially suspended from the show after he apparently kicked a writer over a creative dispute. Although he later issued an apology for his actions, he was ultimately fired last Friday (August 12.)
“I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last 12 years,” Gibson later said in a statement to People. “I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now. I would just like to say thank you to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have.”