Actor Taye Diggs On Being Labeled A ‘White Boy’: It Was Painful Period [VIDEO]
While All American star, Taye Diggs, has been living his best life as a TikTok star and hanging out with his rumored girlfriend, Apryl Jones, the actor recently sat down with TV One and shared a personal struggle during his upbringing.
Taye Diggs starts off the clip explaining what it’s like being labeled a ‘white boy.’
“It was painful, but, it was painful period. Once I figured out how to manipulate situations, I made a habit of studying people so that I don’t feel less than. So as soon as I realized certain black people at school were calling me ‘white,’ I made it about them, and I didn’t change who I was and I just went harder.”
Taye Diggs goes on to explain the experiences he’s even encountered with women when it comes to dating.
“I remember when I moved to New York, people that didn’t even know my history, women, would say ‘You only date white girls huh?'” He continued, “that happened more times than not.”
Watch the entire clip below.
Diggs set the internet on fire with his contribution to the social media platform TikTok back in December 2021. It was only weeks later that Taye Diggs, 51, reached over 1 million followers, thanks to Love and Hip Hop’s Apryl Jones, 35, making an appearance on his TikTok, sparking dating rumors between the two.
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