Taye Diggs Says He Resents Black Women For Making Him Think He Can't 'Mess With A White Girl'
February 28, 2018 at 3:09 am
During a recent interview with Van Lathan on “The Red Pill Podcast,” Taye Diggs admitted he may not be able to date a white woman again after being dragged by women in the black community.
Lathan asked the actor about his previous marriage with Idina Menzel and the commentary received from black women who may have felt slighted by him for not using his platform to demonstrate black love.
“When I was 13, I was reading a magazine and there was a picture of a black woman and I said, ‘Oh, she’s pretty, I want to marry her.’ And my mom said, ‘Oh honey, you’re going to marry a white woman.’ It hurt my feelings but she was right,” Diggs said.
Diggs even went on to say he felt a sort of resentment “deep inside” for black women because of the poor reception in response to his interracial relationship, telling Lathan ”I don’t wanna say I suppress [the resentment,] but I just watch it.”
He added: “Even though you understand the logic, I don’t know if I can mess with a white girl now. I feel like I’ve had to deal with that so long its changed what I think I like, what I’m attracted to. It’s not where my eyes gravitate to naturally.”
Fans on Twitter did not appreciate his comments, including his claim that black women changed his personal preference.
Y’all shamed Taye Diggs into dating in his own race 😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/a4H7Z1tOYR— Ak (@IcebergAk) February 27, 2018
Dude, did you even listen to what they said? How did they disparage white women exactly? You’re reaching bro. Stop it! Nice try though. pic.twitter.com/egGaomS2Zn— Kimberly B (@KimmyB_the1) February 28, 2018
Taye Diggs said hate from black women drove him away from dating white women. I'm crying. Don't ever let a celeb tell you they don't pay attention to their haters.— #FreeMeek (@K3NotBeStopped) February 27, 2018
Regardless of his alleged new preference, it’s doubtful black women will be ready to hear him out anytime soon.