It looks like the #LawrenceHive isn’t taking his removal from the world of Insecure lightly, as fans have created a petition to bring back the character played during Seasons One and Two by Jay Ellis.
The petition not only asks showrunners to bring Lawrence back but also for HBO to consider giving him his own spin-off.
“Over the past two seasons, Jay Ellis has portrayed the conflicted and realistic ways Lawrence has dealt with difficult and rarely explored issues for men such as infidelity, male friendship, depression, and toxic masculinity.
“We want Lawrence back on Insecure — but if he can’t come back then HBO should give him HIS OWN SHOW! Sign the petition to make sure HBO hears from every Insecure and Jay Ellis fan right now.”
Over 10,000 people have signed the petition thus far, and show creator Issa Rae even retweeted a screenshot of it after it came across her timeline.
Wow. A sponsored post, though? Like… money was spent? https://t.co/XtcRhunOvu
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) July 30, 2018
Unfortunately for Ellis fans, Insecure‘s third season has already been filmed, and Rae confirmed her on-screen ex would not be returning. Hey, there’s always hope for Season Four!
Check out the petition at WheresLawrence.com.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.