Ayesha Curry Wants Black Men to Stop Shaming Black Women
In an interview with Essence published on Wednesday, the chef and wife of NBA star Steph Curry talked about the recent memes that have been circulating on the internet containing her photographs. Some of those memes look like this:
— Ayesha Curry (@AyeshaCurryMeme) April 20, 2016
The above meme is just one of many on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. In fact, there are entire Instagram pages and Twitter accounts containing hundreds of memes similar to this one. The memes usually serve to taunt women who are unmarried, women who wear revealing clothing, and to call women offensive names such as “slut” and “ho.” Curry is distancing herself from all of them.
“I wonder why people are so hateful sometimes. I just don’t get it,” she told Essence. I want people to know these memes aren’t coming from me and I didn’t endorse them.”
She added that she has a hunch as to who could be creating these memes and why they’re creating them.
“I have a feeling whoever is making them is mostly men trying to pin women against each other and that’s something I don’t stand for, especially with us Black women. I just wish we could support each other a little bit more. I want everybody to succeed.”
Spoken like a true feminist. We are proud of Ayesha for standing up for women everywhere, and to all the persons making and posting such memes, why not try creating/posting some positivity instead? Unless you’re morally perfect and lead a perfect lifestyle, you have no business judging anybody else.
By: Danielle Dixon
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