"I Am Human": Ayesha Curry Responds To Criticism Over Her 'Red Table Talk' Interview
Curry’s admission of insecurity and dealing with Stephen’s fans and groupies divided many on social media earlier this week.
Ayesha Curry took to Instagram to address the reaction to her appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Facebook show, Red Table Talk.
“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,” Curry wrote on Instagram. “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.”
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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)
The entrepreneur appeared on the show Monday and discussed everything from having doubts and insecurities about herself when she doesn’t receive attention from men, to dealing with Stephen’s fans and groupies.
“Stephen is very nice by nature. And he’s very talkative…Obviously, you know the devil is a liar the ladies will always be lurking, hoping for their moment and waiting. You need to be aware of that,” Curry said. “I honestly hate it…We had the conversation about it and he tries really, really hard if we’re going somewhere, he’s introduced me. I don’t like to have to introduce myself.”
It’s a Red Table Road Trip! Jada, Gammy and Willow travel to North Carolina to the private home of NBA Royalty to meet the Queens of the Curry Dynasty! Basketball superstar Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry , his mother, little sister and future sister in law get real about everything from anxiety issues to flirtatious female fans. It’s Real Talk with REAL NBA wives.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Sunday, May 5, 2019
“Something that really bothers me, and honestly has given me a sense of a little bit of an insecurity, is the fact that yeah, there are all these women, like, throwing themselves (at him), but me, like the past 10 years, I don’t have any of that,” she later admitted. “I have zero – this sounds weird – but, like, male attention, and so then I begin to internalize it, and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me? I don’t want it, but it would be nice to know that someone’s looking.”
Following the interview, some people on social media took to joking about Curry’s comments, while others were upset with her.
Ayesha Curry when she at the local grocery store and get no looks from men 😂 pic.twitter.com/JAYbs4Qqda
— 🌍 (@WaliH95) May 7, 2019
Ayesha Curry after she walks past a bunch of men and none of them try to holla at her bc they know she is married pic.twitter.com/0KpgRS7756
— JamakeComedy (@Jamake0602) May 7, 2019
A handful of users were more supportive though.
All sis said was I just want to know if I still got it..
now y’all hate Ayesha for being human?
— Are You Valet? (@ScottieBeam) May 7, 2019
Ayesha Curry was vulnerable about insecurities folks deal with daily.
I call that brave. We can choose to accept invitation to discuss the ways our socialization damages confidence.
Confidence is essential to success, yet we damage it in women daily. That’s the discussion.
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) May 7, 2019
Ayesha is not the problem. She's the victim of the same shit the rest of us are dealing with. She's just unlucky enough to do it as a public figure. To make fun of that and bring up her use of medication is UGLY. Idk what feminist texts y'all follow, but reread them.
— Kimberly Nicole Foster (@KimberlyNFoster) May 7, 2019
Ayesha was honest, open, and vulnerable about herself, her marriage, and the (very real) possibility of her very famous, very wealthy, very fine husband cheating—and that makes her a “pick me?” Words mean things. We can’t apply them as we please to people we dislike.
— Evette Dionne 🏁 (@freeblackgirl) May 7, 2019