Dy-no-mite bombshell: “Good Times” alum Jimmy “JJ” Walker is against gay marriage
I watched some of Good Times when I was a kid.
The show was a spinoff from the Bea Arthur sitcom Maude as it focused on the family of Maude’s former housekeeper Florida Evans (played by the late, great Esther Rolle).
As the show went on, it put more and more focus on the annoying character of JJ Evans. His ‘Dy-no-mite’ gimmick got on my last good nerve very early on.
Now, more than 30 years later, it is the actor who played him, Jimmie ‘JJ’ Walker, who is annoying me with his comments about gay marriage.
Walker spoke out against gay marriage in an interview with CNN earlier today saying ‘there’s just certain traditions that need to be upheld.’
‘No, it doesn’t affect me, no, it doesn’t change my life,’ he acknowledges. ‘There’s just traditions that need to be dealt with. I’m a believer that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is not worth the war. The gay lobby is very loud. I’m totally against it.’
He added: ‘In 100 years from now, people are going to go, ‘Who was against gay marriage?’ And I’ll be one of those idiots and say, ‘That’s me.’ I’m just against it on moral grounds, that’s it. I’m as much a heathen as anybody. I just don’t believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don’t like it, I don’t accept it.’