Isaiah Washington Has A Question For Weave-Wearing Women: “Is It Worth It Emotionally?”
In today’s male-policing news, Isaiah Washington is out here shaming women who wear weaves but pretending like he’s not — you know, basically being a hotep.
It all started when the actor posed the question below to his “Queens,” writing:
For my Queens that are being “shamed” for wearing weaves. I love you. I really do, but ask yourself. “Is it worth it emotionally?”
We can’t say what the impetus was for this shaming in the form of a question, but rest assured the inquiry was unprovoked and ill-received. To make matters worse, the 54-year-old had a poor excuse for why his question was justified. When one commenter responded, asking, “shouldn’t everyone be able to wear whatever they want and not being shamed or judged for it?” Isaiah said yes, but, “as long as there are no consequences that forces you to defend your choice for most of your adulthood. Life is complicated enuff.”
That’s funny, I’ve never felt the need to defend a single hair choice I’ve worn. And I’d actually wager being natural is far more “emotionally” taxing than wearing weaves, but that’s not the point. The issue here is Isaiah feels he has the right to force someone to defend their hair choice to them and that thinking is gravely flawed. As is the meme Isaiah posted some 18 hours later, implying women who wear weaves aren’t free.
Isaiah then went on to post a photo of his wife, who has locs, as the beauty ideal, which would’ve been a beautiful expression of love and affirmation under different circumstances.
Same with the other images that followed.
Since what’s understood — and already Tweeted — doesn’t need to be said, I’ll leave you with these insights from the female elite of Black Twitter who rightfully got Isaiah in his place.
Let’s hope he doesn’t attempt to go down this path again.