Jasmine Davis revealed on Twitter in April 2022 that he will not be returning for season 5 of Chi. Salon owner Imani, played by the actress, has officially stepped down from the Showtime drama. Her fans have come to love Davis’ character over the years, so this was clearly depressing news for many.
Chi by Lena Waithe focuses on the daily life of the South Side Chicago area, with a chain of disastrous events that unexpectedly connects the lives of countless different characters. The program debuted on Showtime on January 8, 2017, and returns for a fifth season on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Why did Jasmine Davis leave Chi?
Jasmine Davis tweeted in April 2022 that she would be leaving the Showtime series and not returning for the next fifth season. According to her TVLine, she hinted that she had dropped out of the series because her posts were made by Disney and she was involved in the production. 20th Television, Disney’s television division, is responsible for producing the show.
Disney was recently criticized for being ambivalent about Florida’s divisive “Don’t Say Gay” bill signed by Governor Ron DeSantis. Public school teachers are prohibited from mentioning gender identity or sexual orientation in class.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek eventually changed the company’s neutral stance and promised to work to repeal the law, but Florida lawmakers responded by taking action. Numerous Disney employees identified as LGBTQ+ also signed a letter asking Chapek and other executives to publicly condemn anti-LGBTQ+ laws in the country.
Transphobia was discussed in season 4 of Chi.
Davis, who describes herself as transgender, played the transgender role on the show. She joins the show for the third season. Her character, Imani, a chic salon owner, was initially welcomed with mixed reactions. However, over time, her role has become an integral part and the series will undoubtedly suffer if she leaves.
Chi dealt with transphobia in a plot involving Imani during the fourth season. After the season, Trig’s transphobic friend Shaad was staying with Trig and Imani. By the end of the season, Shaad’s point of view had changed, and he even called Imani’s family to protect her from her man’s harsh words.
What is Chi?
Chi is a TV series created by Lena Waithe with Executive Producer Common. It focuses on the lives of people living in the South Side Chicago neighborhood. ‘Chiking’ is a growing drama that tells the story of locals who meet by chance but get closer in hopes of forgiveness.
It shows typical neighborhood scenarios: kids getting ready to go to school, parents leaving work, and young people looking for work. But because of the rough neighborhood, a real threat lurks every day. Sometimes even the smallest choices can have a big impact.
The program debuted on Showtime in January 2017 and is now making its fifth season debut on June 24, 2022. The film features many actors in different roles, including Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Tiffany Boone and Yolonda. Ross, Armando Risco.