“Keep Being You.” Steph Curry Comes To Ayesha’s Defense Amidst Backlash

May 10, 2019  |  

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When I initially wrote about Ayesha Curry and the comments she made on Red Table Talk, I had no idea we’d still be discussing them four days later. And had I known that the conversation and the critics of Ayesha’s statement would shift from women to men, I would have titled my piece something else.

But I had no way of knowing that women who chastised her for resenting groupies, claiming that she secretly wanted to be more like them, would morph into men who took issue with the fact that Ayesha, a seemingly happily married woman, would want attention from men other than her husband. I have my theories about why men were so pressed. Chief among them is the fact that when men want attention from other women, it often results in infidelity. But, as I stated before, that’s not what Ayesha meant.

And while there were more than a few men who just couldn’t grasp the intention behind her words, Stephen, the only man who really matters in this discussion, her husband—didn’t take issue with the insecurities and vulnerabilities she shared at the Red Table.

He expressed his support and admiration for his wife via an Instagram story.

“proud of you for being authentic and putting yourself out there-not being afraid of the potential bull s#*# and nonsense that could and did come at you. Way more positive than negative with all of this. Keep being you. I love you.”

Sad as it is to say, with the respect men have for Steph and the fact that a man’s word is generally believed and accepted over a woman’s, maybe now we’ll be able to move on from this.

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