Chef Way Resigns From DA's Office Position After Controversial Tweets About Black Women Resurface: 'I Was A Bully'
"I was a bully in 2015 that chose to pick on the most disrespected, unprotected, and neglected demographic in America."
January 25, 2023 at 4:54 pm
After his controversial tweets about Black women resurfaced, Chef Way resigned from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Texas. The food influencer, whose real name is Waymond Wesley, became an online sensation as a chef and has a following of over 250,000 on TikTok.
The fallout began when Wesley shared the recipe for his viral oxtail pasta. Several followers remembered his volatile past and took a moment to remind the chef.
Twitter started to share screenshots of Wesley’s old tweets from his now-deleted account, @WaymoTheGod.
The outraged followers even found tweets from Wesley’s mom denouncing his actions and hateful words toward Black women.
He apologized, addressing his old tweets and stating that his new passion for cooking “helped him heal.”
His apology didn’t go over well with followers as they continued to share remnants of his old persona.
Users urged Wesley’s boss, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, to reprimand the attorney. Instead, Ogg stood behind Wesley and released a statement claiming she believed in “second chances.”