Issa Rae Finally Addresses the Lack of Condom Use on 'Insecure'

INGLEWOOD, CA - JULY 15:  The cast of Insecure attends a block party celebrating HBO's new season of "Insecure" on July 15, 2017 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for HBO)

Issa Rae Finally Addresses the Lack of Condom Use on 'Insecure'

We have all been asking why we haven't seen them. Here's your answer.

Published August 14, 2017

Let's keep it real, we all questioned (character) Issa's judgment during the scene when Lawrence came over to "get his things out the bathroom" and then started giving it to her on her couch mere hours after sleeping with his on-again, off-again fling Tasha. We questioned writer Issa Rae even more though. There was nary a condom in sight and many viewers definitely found this troubling because, duh, it's gross!

It turns out the show's creator and our personal girl crush heard you loud and clear. Issa Rae took it to Twitter to emphasize the presence of condoms in the background that many may have missed. And, of course, Twitter had a field day with this one.

Some people were turned off that Issa even entertained this controversy. In fact, they are referring to critics as "hypocrites" considering that the lack of condom use in shows like Scandal and Power have never been highly emphasized.

While we think safe sex should always be celebrated, we have to wonder if condom placement is necessary on TV shows. For Insecure, in particular, there is great emphasis placed on the "real," so the sometimes awkward, sometimes slighty cringe-worthy interactions that happen in our lives, we feel that in this case, it wouldn't be too out there. 

Either way, we're looking forward to next Sunday and Season 3. 

Written by Yakira Young

(Photo: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for HBO)


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