Ayesha Curry Is Still Receiving Backlash Over ‘Attention’ Comments: I Know What I Said!
Last week, Ayesha Curry sent the Internet into a firestorm after a clip of her admitting that she wishes she got more male attention went viral. There were an equal amount of supporters as there were critics, but the critics seemed to have the biggest response. While posting a Mother’s Day tribute to her mother, along with her husband Steph Curry’s mom, Curry responded to a social media user who attempted to throw some shade at her recent comments.
To promote the new season of Jada Pinkett Smith Facebook talk show, Red Table Talk, a clip of Ayesha Curry discussing how she deals with the groupies that flock to her NBA champion husband, Steph Curry, made the rounds on social media. However, it was her admission that she feels slighted because she doesn’t receive any outside attention from other men, that sparked a fierce debate that is still going on a week later.
In Curry’s initial comments regarding not getting outside male attention, she stated:
“Something that really bothers me and has given me a sense of an insecurity…Yeah, there are all these women throwing themselves. But me, I don’t have any of that. I have zero male attention. And I begin to internalize that, like ‘Is something wrong with me?’ I’m like, ‘That’s not fair.’ I don’t want it. But it would be nice to know that someone’s looking.”
Following the harsh criticism she received for those comments, she responded in a lengthy Instagram post that read:
“This is me throwing a pair of spanx in a Marie Kondo-Esque bin. “Does it spark joy?” I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out. Seeing as how it’s mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth. And that’s okay! If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it. If you get a chance to watch the actual RTT and not the headlines and rumors please do! There is so much more depth to the talk and our family is grateful to @jadapinkettsmith for giving us the opportunity to bond together. As women let’s continue to uplift, empower and not suppress and compress our feelings and thoughts, as fleeting as some of them may be ?. Love to you all! Go FIND YOUR JOY and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH unapologetically. ??(that’s all-Miranda voice)”
Her husband Steph, also defended her on social media, and stated how much he loves her:
“Proud of you for being authentic and putting yourself out there – not being afraid of the potential bull s#*# and nonsense that could and did come at you. Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you”
Fast forward to the present, and apparently some of Curry’s critics just won’t let the situation go, as evidenced by someone who commented, “Attention at its finest” underneath her recent Mother’s Day post.
This caused Curry to respond with:
“This is exactly what I mean. Speaking without examining the true context for yourself. Don’t read headlines. Watch the show. Everyone’s gone crazy and my husband and I are over here sober as a gopher because I know what I said. Don’t need it. Don’t want it. Just an observation. Willingness to speak on your thoughts unashamedly is being secure. Not the other way around. That part. Goooood day.”
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