Taye Diggs Denies Comments About Black Women

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05:  Actor Taye Diggs arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Taye Diggs Denies Comments About Black Women

The Best Man Holiday actor was the victim of a hoax.

Published November 27, 2013

Don't believe everything you read about Taye Diggs. The Best Man Holiday star took to Twitter on Tuesday to deny his involvement with a satirical story about his disdain for Black women.  “Regarding the preposterous quote about Black women: It is false. I have not and would never say such a thing. Ever. Period,” Taye wrote.

According to the site Cream BMP, Diggs (who is married to Broadway star Idina Menzel, a white woman) was a little less than thrilled to be around his Best Man Holiday co-stars Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan. “Let’s just say it’s not a stereotype that Black women are less submissive and harder to deal with," the site claims he said. "Being around them Black women made me really miss my wife.” He also reportedly added: “The only Black woman I ever loved is my mama.”

Diggs, who joked with BET.com that he will title his biography Black That Thing Up!, is a Black rom-com mainstay with leading roles in films like The Best Man Holiday and Brown Sugar. The actor also played Dr. Sam Bennett for six seasons on the Shonda Rhimes-created show Private Practice.

The Best Man Holiday was a box office smash, taking in more than $50 million since it opened — and is on track to cross the $100 million mark in ticket sales.

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(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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