Ayesha Curry: ‘The Black Community Never Accepted Me’

Ayesha Curry is at it again. Stephen Curry‘s wife has been trending lately for everything she says, and it’s usually not something people want to hear. And now the star is claiming that what really bothered her is that the black community never seemed to accept her.

Ayesha is not currently everybody’s favorite person. During her interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk, Ayesha voiced some of her insecurities that made fans lash out on her. She shared that while Stephen receives a lot of attention from women, she didn’t receive just as much attention from men and it made her feel insecure.

And internet obviously had quite a good time creating gifs and memes to mock her. But she did make quite a good point. Even though she could have said it in a different way.

Her husband, Stephen, even took the time to comment on her allegations, and defended her. Asked whether women had a tougher time, the NBA star said: “That’s a tough question. Everybody in some way, shape or form has dealt with some type of criticism or people calling you out or not agreeing with you. Ayesha knows that as part of people caring about what she said, that (some) people are going to try to take stuff out of context and flip her words on their head. If anybody cared to get the full context and hear what she had to say, their reaction might be different.”

And now Ayesha discussed a different topic. The chef and entrepreneur opened up about how difficult it is to fit in when you have a diverse heritage on “The View” Friday morning.

She opened up about it was difficult to fit in, and that she didn’t feel like the black community made her feel welcome.

“Growing up in Toronto, I was black. I’m a black woman. I moved to the south, to North Carolina, right at the start of high school, so at 14, and there it was like…who do you choose?” Ayesha shared that in Canada was different. “I always loved every part of me.” But in North Carolina, she felt presure to associate with people based on he roots.

“It seemed like my own community didn’t want to, like, wrap their arms around me and embrace me. That kind of hurt.”

She continued that she doesn’t want people to judge based on color. “I just want my community to embrace all shades because we come in so many different shades. Melanin is not one thing; it comes in so many different shades. I love my melanin.”

And this is also an important topic. Good for her to bring it up, knowing she’ll inevitably receive shade.