Totally AGREE! Especially when Lucious accused Cookie of being a snitch when he was arrested. Jamal just stared at her instead of recognizing how ridiculous the accusation was. Cookie spent 17 years in prison, NOT snitching once. If anyone doesn't deserve to be called a rat or a snitch, it's Cookie. And, we ALL know that Lucious would throw anyone under the nearest bus, h*ll he'd frame them or shoot them in the head, to save his own sorry *ss. It's pretty clear that the episode was structured to show that Jamal was basically selling his soul to the devil/Lucious to be the Chosen One. Everyone who supported & loved Jamal regardless of his sexuality *before* he came out was in Lucious' crosshairs at the end of the finale - Cookie, Andre & Rhonda, Hakeem, & Anika. And, poor Vernon was dead. Jamal was starved for his dad's "love & affection" for his entire life that when he finally gets it, he doesn't even see that it's a manipulation and he's allied himself with the wrong person.
I was talking about the CHARACTERS being in denial; not you personally. Cookie says that being bipolar is a "white person's" disease because she is trying to deflect that her son has a real problem. And, Lucious' comment to Andre about him marrying a "white woman" & not being worthy of the keys to the kingdom is Lucious also in denial about the fact that he'll never hand the keys to his kingdom over to anyone, no matter what he says. He refuses to see that he is a control freak manipulating anyone & everyone. Both characters are using overtly "racist" comments to shield their true fears & natures, consciously & unconsciously, just like people do in real life.
Thanks for the clarification!
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