Mind Ya Business: Robin Roberts Responds To Critics Who Say She Should Have Come Out Sooner

April 16, 2014  |  

You just can’t win with some people. Robin Roberts, who came out earlier this year, spent her entire professional career never acknowledging her sexuality to the viewing public. But (and I’m assuming here) when a person battles life threatening diseases, that can put a new perspective on things. So when Robin went through her latest battle with myelodysplastic syndrome she took the time to acknowledge the people she loved and had been a source of encouragement and support and that included her longtime partner Amber Laign.

Though rumors had been swirling for a while about Robin’s personal life there were a few who were taken aback. And then there were those who had known all a long and still found fault in Robin’s coming out. They weren’t homophobic, instead they felt she should have come out sooner… like it was their life she was living.

Either way, in a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, Roberts addressed the critics.

“News flash: Some people like their anonymity. This is what’s right for me. Love is love, and I’m grateful to have that. Sometimes there’s a stigma attached to how people view you if you’re living a certain way. But I don’t care — you gotta live your life. You gotta find what happiness is and what it means for you, and you can’t get caught up in what someone is saying about you on Twitter. You don’t go through a year like I did to not be happy and not make your own choices.”


Let ’em know Robin. If people could just learn to worry about themselves, the world would be a much better place.

What do you think about Robin’s response? Do you believe she should have spoken about her sexual orientation sooner?

You can read the rest of Robin’s interview over at Good Housekeeping. 

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