Ayesha Curry Responds To Social Media Backlash Over ‘Male Attention’ Comments

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 06: Ayesha Curry attends the 2019 James Beard Awards at Lyric Opera Of Chicago on May 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Ayesha Curry Responds To Social Media Backlash Over ‘Male Attention’ Comments

This oughta silence the haters.

Published May 8th

During a recent appearance on Red Table Talk, Ayesha Curry had a deep conversation with Jada Pinkett-Smith about being a mother and her marriage to Stephen Curry.

While many related to what the cookbook author and entrepreneur had to say, she raised a few eyebrows when she revealed some of her insecurities about her marriage.

She admitted that she feels invisible at times when groupies throw themselves at Steph, and that she rarely receives the same attention from men that he does from his female fans.

"I don't have any of that," she said. "I have zero male attention. And I begin to internalize that. Like, 'Is something wrong with me?' I'm like, 'That's not fair.' I don't want it. But it would be nice to know that someone's talking."

Well, these comments sparked major social media response. A barrage of tweets and memes followed the honest remarks and now, Ayesha is responding to it all with a sermon about speaking your truth.

In an Instagram essay, Curry laid out in pretty broad terms how women, especially those who are married and/or have children, should speak out more freely and not be afraid to describe their insecurities.

“I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out,” she captioned in the post. “Seeing as how it’s mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth. And that’s okay!”

“If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it. If you get a chance to watch the actual RTT and not the headlines and rumors please do!” She continued later in the caption. “As women let’s continue to uplift, empower and not suppress and compress our feelings and thoughts, as fleeting as some of them may be. Love to you all!”

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    This is me throwing a pair of spanx in a Marie Kondo-Esque bin. “Does it spark joy?” I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out. Seeing as how it’s mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth. And that’s okay! If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it. If you get a chance to watch the actual RTT and not the headlines and rumors please do! There is so much more depth to the talk and our family is grateful to @jadapinkettsmith for giving us the opportunity to bond together. As women let’s continue to uplift, empower and not suppress and compress our feelings and thoughts, as fleeting as some of them may be 😏. Love to you all! Go FIND YOUR JOY and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH unapologetically. 🙏🏽(that’s all-Miranda voice)

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    Preach, Ayesha!

    If you didn’t get a chance to check out Ayesha’s RTT interview, check it out below.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images

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