Criminal Minds Vet Shemar Moore Talks 'Karma' After Thomas Gibson's Firing

Criminal Minds vet Shemar Moore has seemingly weighed in on the firing of onetime co-star Thomas Gibson.

In a video which has since been deleted from his Instagram account (but can be seen here), Moore — without directly addressing Gibson, who was fired on Friday after allegedly assaulting writer-producer Virgil Williams during a heated dispute — stressed the importance of knowing “that you’re not better than anybody.”

“Lot of birdies chirping out there; the gossip is real,” Moore said. “I hear it, I see it. I’m sure a lot of you do too, so I’ll just say this: I believe in karma. Good things happen to good people. Honest people. Hard-working people. Humble people. People who believe in basic goodness. … Good things will happen to you. … Treat people how you expect them to treat you. Celebrate yourself and celebrate your blessings — as you should — but just know that you’re not better than anybody.”

Both being original cast members, Moore worked with Gibson for 11 seasons before exiting the CBS drama in March. Per our sister site Variety, the duo had a contentious relationship, with Gibson oft frustrated by Moore’s well-known pattern of arriving late to set.

As reported on Saturday, Gibson has hired a pair of top Los Angeles litigators to determine whether it would be in his interests to pursue legal action against Criminal Minds producers for his dismissal.

It is not known at this time how the series will address Gibson’s abrupt departure in Season 12 (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 28). In a TVLine poll, 31 percent would prefer to see Hotch quit the FBI to focus on family, 23 percent think the character should be killed off and 7 percent are open to a recast.

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