Ayesha Curry continues to stand by her confession after haters come after her for comments on Red Table Talk appearance, led by host Jada Pinkett Smith. During the May 6 episode, Curry and many other women in her family spoke on a variety of topics that included a few such as anxiety, racism, and the frequent attention that their basketball husbands receives. (Ayesha is married to Stephen Curry who plays for the Golden State Warriors).
The topic of how frequent her husband receives attention quickly had Twitter users weighing in on the discussion, specifically on her confession of feeling self-conscious when she isn’t being given the same attention by other guys.
“Something that really bothers me, and honestly has given me a sense of a little bit of an insecurity, is the fact that there are all these women throwing themselves… but me, for the past 10 years I don’t have any of that,” she said. “I have zero—this sounds weird—but male attention. Then I begin to internalize it, like, is something wrong with me?”
The backlash came following the interview with people, mostly men, expressing that her comments were absurd. The response came mostly through memes on Twitter.
Ayesha Curry: *walks past a group of guys on the street*
Guys: *Don’t cat call*
— Onii-chan (@DonnLupepe) May 9, 2019
Ayesha took to Instagram and killed her haters with kindness with a detail and long caption. However, she simply ended her caption with an important phrase of, ” Go FIND YOUR JOY and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH unapologetically.”
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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)
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Written by: Deanna King