Donald Glover is selfish. There, I said it. He's an internet superstar. An idol of many people. Immensely successful and beloved before the age of 30. But, he's selfish.
When you are part of an ensemble cast and you leave before the fifth season of a show to pursue your own interests, it's selfishness. It's acting without consideration of the people around you. People will defend him and say "he doesn't owe anything to you." Well, that may be true, but he certainly owes something to the rest of the cast which he is leaving. It's not like he's the only one with side-projects.
This just leaves a very poor taste in my mouth about Donald. I already was not a huge fan of his rap. I just get the impression he has an ego. He's been complimented his whole career for being so talented at so young, something tells me it went to his head and he got himself thinking "I don't need this show."
And stop with the "he's trying to save his image as a rapper." Take away Troy Barnes and Donald Glover is still an NYU grad who got his rap name from a Wu-Tang name generator. It's not going to turn him into Christopher Wallace. It's petty to think that the show is what's hurting him as a rapper. He didn't get a 1.6 from p4k because he held a brick like a phone and said "hello rich people, Troy's joining you, yes I'll hold."
You're probably saying: "well, Chevy also left, why are you letting him off the hook?" Yes, Chevy Chase is a selfish dick. But he's been a selfish dick since Gerald Ford was in office. It's not shocking in the slightest. It's more shocking that he made it 4 seasons into a show before quitting.
It's just been bugging me the past few days. People saying "I support Donald in everything he does in the future!" It's fine to wish someone well, but have some perspective about what Donald really did. He's not a hero. He's Lebron James. Yes, he's talented. But he's also an asshole. And before you call ME selfish, look at what I wrote. I'm not saying "Donald Glover is an asshole because Troy is my favorite character (he isn't by the way) and now we won't get anymore Trobed." I'm saying "people are defending a guy who is doing some shitty things and that bothers me and the excuses they are concocting are BS."