- Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA star Steph Curry, made headlines last week when she said in an interview that she felt insecure over the lack of male attention she receives.
- Social media users made Curry the subject of a meme, making fun of her intimate admission.
- Since then though, some have stepped forward to defend Curry for being so open, including Gabrielle Union and Jada Pinkett Smith.
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Ayesha Curry was heavily criticised on social media last week, after she admitted in an interview that she had become insecure over the disparity of attention she receives from the opposite sex, compared to her basketball star husband, Steph Curry.
The wife of the Golden State Warriors point guard made the comments in an interview on Jada Pinkett Smith’s web series “Red Table Talk” on May 6.
“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 [at Steph], but me, the past 10 years, I don’t have any of that, I have zero – this sounds weird, but – male attention,” Curry said. “And so then I begin to internalize and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me?'”
After the video was posted last week, many took to Twitter and turned Curry into a meme, making fun of her confession.
ayesha curry after a long day of being respected by men pic.twitter.com/NI8GmpBw7b
— mel (@memegodmel) May 9, 2019
Ayesha Curry watching her hoe friends get attention, while she's in the crib making green bean caserole. pic.twitter.com/d23FxTFOEJ
— DR????$K???????? (@DroSkeetSkeet) May 10, 2019
Ayesha curry when dudes walk by without saying anything pic.twitter.com/Prxi42GuUD
— Qas (@kkqasimm) May 10, 2019
Pinkett Smith said Curry’s ‘truth was so real’
But since then, many have also come to the mother of three’s defence, including Pinkett Smith.
At an event in Los Angeles on Thursday, Pinkett Smith prided Curry for her comments, according to BuzzFeed News. She said that she’s talked to Curry since the interview aired, and that she’s doing fine.
“I talked to her … I said, ‘You know what, that truth was so real,'” Pinkett Smith said.
She also said that she’s sure a lot of people out there appreciated Curry for what she said, but that their voices may not be as loud as all of the haters.
“Here’s the one thing about love: It’s not loud in the same way [as hate] but it’s abundant, so you know messiness can tend to be louder but it doesn’t mean that that’s what’s dominant,” Pinkett Smith said.
Gabrielle Union said Curry’s comments could help other women
Actress Gabrielle Union, who’s married to recently retired NBA star Dwyane Wade, also came to Curry’s defence.
In an interview on BuzzFeed News’ “AM2DM” talk show, Union said Curry “was so honest and she told her truth.”
“No matter what your truth is, there are going to be people who do not like it,” Union said.
Union said she had been discussing what Curry said in several group chats, and that “there was not one mother who did not understand what she was talking about.”
— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) May 15, 2019
She said on AM2DM that she’s glad Curry talked about the way she felt, because it will help other women who are feeling the same way.
“There’s a lot of other people who are out there feeling like they are alone on an island, when really, that island is overcrowded,” Union said.
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