Tavis Smiley Wants Mo’Kelly to Stop Talking About Him But Didn’t He Make a Career Doing the Same Thing?

Tavis Smiley Tavis Smiley Wants MoKelly to Stop Talking About Him But Didnt He Make a Career Doing the Same Thing?

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Tavis Smiley, who has made a career out of talking about people, notably President Barack Obama, is now crying like a baby over Morris Will O’Kelly (Mo’Kelly) talking about him. So much so, that he had his lawyer send Kelly a cease and desist letter, saying he shouldn’t blog about him, talk about him on the air or anything of that nature. Um, really Miss Smiley? Here’s how this thing went down:

Smiley was a guest on Kelly’s podcast recently, where Kelly challenged him about his ideas on poverty.

However, Smiley was not pleased with Kelly’s remarks and in response decided he wanted his former employee to be unable to mention his name again.

Smiley’s representation from Browning & Browning law offices sent Kelly a “cease and desist” letter the next day, asking that Kelly end any form of communication about their client whether it’s via his blog, his podcast, or even Twitter.

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Kelly defends his stance saying, “I took issue with his process. We all have a moral imperative to reduce poverty and I accept that. But Tavis has no plan, no program, no would-be law that he’s pushing. His premise does not validate his process and that’s what I was arguing about.”

Despite receiving the letter, Kelly does not plan on discontinuing his conversations about Smiley, claiming that Smiley is “super-sensitive.”

His lawyers are also claiming that Kelly violated a privacy agreement he signed when he was employed as a producer on Smiley’s TV show from 2005 to 2010. Source

Mo’Kelly, we stand with you on this one because Tavis Smiley can’t quiet free speech just because he doesn’t like being talked about. Just imagine if President Obama took that position on all the ugly things Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have said about him?

Here’s the cease and desist letter Tavis Smiley sent Mo’Kelly:

Tavis Smiley letter to Morris O’Kelly

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