Gabrielle Union Explains How Stopping Work Is Affecting Black Entertainers: Most Of Us Are 1 Or 2 Paychecks Away From Not Being Able To Pay For Our Things

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union Explains How Stopping Work Is Affecting Black Entertainers: Most Of Us Are 1 Or 2 Paychecks Away From Not Being Able To Pay For Our Things

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of job uncertainty for many people and according to Gabrielle Union, black entertainers are no exception. Gabrielle Union recently explained the current state of reality for many black celebrities and influencers. She said, 

“For most certainly black entertainers, black “celebrities” we don’t really… for all of the Oprahs and the people who have just a lot a lot a lot a lot of money- most of us are one or two checks away from not having money to pay for all of our things, you know what I mean? So this stoppage of work and money is impacting marginalized “celebrities” the most. You know like all those influencers you see who take all the trips, they’re in Dubai one week and they’re London in the next week in Paris next week and they seem to be everywhere. They may not have a lot of liquid income. And you can charge your rent. You have to pay your rent. So if you don’t have the opportunity to do all the things you need to do to be the influencer, your money’s funny. And if your money is funny, you don’t have much of anything.” 

She continued:





“I think a lot of people need to understand the difference between fame and having money. And I think this quarantine is really revealing a lot in terms of – there’s a lot of people who are famous that don’t have wealth.” 

The mother and wife to retired NBA player Dwyane Wade also took the time to speak about the importance of self-love and feeling alone at moments. 





Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union and their kids

“I think you learn a lot more by yourself than you do in a room full of people. I mean how many times have you ever felt the loneliest in a crowded room? And that sounds weird but like It’s been so many times where I’m amongst big groups of people where I’m supposed to be very excited about and feel very privileged to be in the company of whoever. And all I feel is isolated and alone and purposely misunderstood. And at this stage in life, it’s not worth it to me. It’s not worth it if at the end of whatever this great opportunity is supposed to be I feel like I’m lonely in a crowded room, it’s not for me.” 

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel