Tyrese: People Get Offended By My Tweets Because Of Expectations Based On The Way I Look
You’ve been to the “Vision Implementer” Twitter page right? That’s the timeline of actor/singer/model Tyrese, who is arguably one of the most controversial celebrity tweeters out there. Whether he’s talking about people being overweight because they earned it, or spitting Steve Harvey-esque relationship advice, Tyrese is sure to educate some and offend a lot of others, so when he came into our office with TGT, we had to ask the man of many talents why he thinks he pisses off so many people online. Here’s what he said.
“People create expectations of what your views and your perspectives are supposed to be because of the way you look and the songs you sing. People have created who you are in their minds already, so when you end up doing, speaking on, addressing, or doing anything beyond what people expect you to do, it’s going to shock them.
“I’ve definitely pissed some people off, but at the same time, I’ve had people in clubs walk up to me in tears, saying that if you weren’t as aggressive as you are on Twitter, with your raw, aggressive truth, I would still be with that abusive man.”
While that may be true, it’s hard for us to understand how a man who can be so helpful in that respect doesn’t have sense enough to scale back some of his nonsense when it comes to other situations. It does seem like Black-Ty, the name he goes by from time to time, is trying to do better, though. For instance, today he opened up online about his custody battle and wrote a little note to his 6-year-old daughter on Twitter, saying:
“My goal as your father is to minimize your exposure to dysfunction cause I can never assume that you are too young to be affected by WHAT’s being said or reading into the energies that.”
I guess we have to give him a little credit there, right? Even if he did call out deadbeat mothers on Instagram. Check out the full clip below as Tyrese defends tweets that have offended people. What do you think about the advice he spews?