While the rest of the blogs were busy, busy reporting Toya Wright’s arrest, we didn’t address it because that’s not something we do. Before I figured out exactly what I wanted to do with my blog and how I wanted to approach the way I report things, I did a couple of reports on some celebs, including Toya’s husband MempHitz when he got arrested a while back, but that was something I just did NOT want to do. I didn’t want my blog to point out the bad things that happen nor did I want to talk bad about anyone because it’s just not right in my eyes. Yes, there are blogs that do it and for others it may be entertaining, but truth be told, we’re all human, make mistakes, have skeletons in our closets, secrets or whatever, but the difference between the average Joe and a celebrity is that our lives aren’t put on public display for the world to see.
Yes, Toya Wright was arrested, but not for anything bad or out of the ordinary that could easily happen to the everyday common person. As an Atlanta native, I know how these cops can be sometimes and for the simple fact that they knew who she was is more than likely the reason they arrested her in the first place. Just to have that embarrassing mug shot for the entire world to see. Although, her mug shot really isn’t that bad looking, but who wants to really have one.
Yesterday, Toya addressed her arrest via her Instagram page and admitted to her fans why she was arrested and told about her experience. Due to her experience, she is now considering becoming an advocate for prisoners as she was treated horribly during her short jail stay. Although her situation may have been horrible and even more so embarrassing, it’s great to see that she’s taking the negative and turning it into something positive that will possibly help someone else.
Here’s what she had to say about being arrested:
Wow!!! It’s true I was jailed due to a old ticket that I thought I had taken care of but it was not. I try my best to take care of that sort of thing quickly but some how the ticket slipped through the cracks. I spent a day in jail and I must say that this experience was one of the most devastating of my life. I wouldn’t wish jail time for my worse enemy. Everyone that gets locked up isn’t a danger to the community. Many people are in jail are just like me for a ticket that was either forgotten or thought to be taken care of. But the way most are treated is inhumane. I never thought in a million years that the kind of things I’ve witnessed went on. The situation was so bad that I don’t even want to leave out the house. After my ordeal I am seriously contemplating being an advocate of better treatment for prisoners. Please believe I’m working on my lightening up my lead foot and if I do mess up and get another ticket, that day it will be taken care of. @tmz
What a great way to turn things around?!?!?! I can’t wait to see what more comes from this. I really hope she follows through with being an advocate for prisoners. Not everyone who is in jail or prison is a bad person and some who are there are even innocent and never committed a crime, just have been wrongly accused. Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
Photo: Toya Wright Instagram