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Taye Diggs Fires Back At Rumors Claiming He Hates Black Women

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By Lillian Armstead

The only Black woman I ever loved is my mama.” Was Taye Diggs serious when he made this statement?  Well based on a tweet he posted on his Twitter account this is not the case at all. 

According to the actors Twitter account the comment was merely a joke, “Regarding the preposterous quote about black women: It is false. I have not and would never say such a thing. Ever. Period,” Taye wrote.

Although the actor has played roles alongside some of the greatest Black actresses in the trade, rumors began to fly due to the fact that Mr. Diggs is married to a woman named Idina Menzel who is not of African descent. 

The gossip stories and chit chats began to circulate on the internet when “Cream Bmp Daily” released a story accusing Diggs of “dissing” black women.  It only takes one individual to post a story, be it true or false – making most celebrities cringe at reading blogs and stories online and at newsstands.  The site “Cream Bmp Daily” went on to say that the actor found it harder to work with black women because they tend to be less compliant than those of the Caucasian persuasion. 

Admittedly the internet is a great source for getting information out to the masses at the speed of lightening, but when things get twisted – such as incorrect information going out, slanders and the like, the internet can be a nightmare.  Thankfully in this case the victim of the attacks squashed the rumors and set the record straight about how he really feels about women of color. 

Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs, an African American actor has had success in theater and television.  Some of his well-known performances include the musical Rent; a motion picture starring with Angela Basset, How Stella Got Her Groove Back as well as the television series Private Practice.

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  1. @snowbunny, funny I’ve been in situations where there are white women around and alot of black men but when I walk past I’vetaken the attention away without even trying….Maybe its long beautiful natraul afro hair or my confidence I carry… Not needing make up or wigs trying to look like you because Im natraully more beautiful and carry myself as such, and not to mentipn have a very fine and LOVING blackman of 18yrs who wouldn’t give a white woman the time of day and SHOWS it… White women are whorish, it isn’t blackmen that go after them they throw themselves at blackmen I see it all the time… I also see the look in their faces when they see a strong and beautiful black couple together with their children…I know first hand the bitches hate it I see it all the time when my husband me and my children are together because they know it’s Godly and unbreakable lol

    • heavenlee…while i think snowbunny is a troll…your allegations that 1. white women are whorish (in general i suppose) and 2. you are naturally more beautiful than snowbunny are nuts. there are many black whores running around and some very beautiful white women running around too. PLEASE have several seats because you sound like nothing more than the exact type of woman devon was speaking of…a fool without sense!

  2. Gary Elliott Sure we do, in language, food, music and other art forms, and in so many other venues. All humans have a "culture", it may not be one that we like, but, it is there.

  3. Some of them still feel that way, they just keep it to themselves or express it with hostility.

  4. Devon, if you think most Black women are stupid, then you and honeyindigo top the list. Its really too bad if you are really a Black woman, because there is not a damn thing that you can do about it and it is quite apparent that you would like to be anything but Black. Too bad, so sad.

    • i will be stupid sakonya…that doesn’t negate the fact that what devon said was TRUE! ill be stupid, with my handsome black HUSBAND (legitimate) and beautiful, healthy black family! no self hate here honeybooboo…i wear my hair naturally and it is well down my back because i don’t kill it with chemicals, my nails naturally, my skin and face naturally too. i love my name, love my history and love my skin color. i am not confused over my life, am faithful to my husband, and stand by my beliefs. regardless of how smart or “stupid” i am…i am more successful today than many in my racial group! i am not a single parent, uneducated (YES i am a college graduate), ghetto, desperate statistic! unfortunately black women still need to read the memo…cus many of yall have NOT!

  5. To honeyindigo:

    A few months back a study was released regarding identifiable groups registered in America’s colleges and universities.

    The results showed that the identifiable group with the highest number of registered students in America’s colleges and universities is BLACK AMERICAN WOMEN!

  6. @Sakonya Be anything but black??? I’m good with being black, I’m just not good with the majority of black women being idiots. I’m not stressing over who black men marry I have a man, a black man and I’m happy with him. Memo: black women who are happily married or in relationships with black men ain’t stressing over who black men are loving and sexing up. That would be the lonely ass black women who aren’t getting any loving, can’t buy a date, couldn’t get a date if they paid the brotha to take them out, and are sitting at home alone with nothing but a quilt and a vibrator for comfort. You said you’re in your 60’s???? No disrespect, but you are WAY TOO OLD to be so petty….it’s not your business who black men choose to love, and since you’re well past your “expiration” date, you need to stand back, take a seat and let the young black men and women decide who is the BEST partner for them, regardless of color SMDH old folks are supposed to lead by example and by intelligence, please. Don’t you see how all this trying to dictate to black men who to love and sex up, makes us look desperate?? Find some old dude of your own and let brothas be with whom they want to be with. Damn you old enough to be my grandmother and don’t have an iota of sense.

  7. God has identified wisdom with the pronoun – she(KJV).
    Any group of men who defile, degrade, and dismiss the women of their own culture and race, have targeted themselves for extinction.

    The black self-loather marries white. The children of that union will 98% of the time marry white. Their children will 99% of the time marry white; then it’s complete, his black is going once, going twice, the third time is the charm – it’s gone!

    Add up all of the present earning power of all of the men in this gallery of black men
    http://www.afieldnegro.com/photos.html
    Then imagine them all sitting around business tables using their collective wealth to create black commerce, endow black colleges and universities, develop black science and IT talent, create black schools for the performing arts, underwrite PK-12 black church school districts, encourage black entrepreneurship and mapping strategies to make all black communities safe and nurturing places for black women and children. Then one might begin to understand black women’s ire at their wholesale abandonment of the culture that birthed them.

  8. @ Sojourner Truth – please stop it. We don’t own each other. We don’t own black men, and black men don’t own us. I accepted a proposal of marriage from my black man, for ONE reason, because I love him. He offered marriage for one reason, because he loves me. He is not beholding to me to marry me just because I’m a black woman and if he’d come at me that way I would have told him to take his ring and shove it as far as he could reach. I accepted his ring out of love honor and respect for him, he offered it to me because of the same reason. We need to stop this silly game of trying to hold each other hostage; your sentiments are as bad as slave owners, and by your logic decent brothas should marry hoodrats, and black women with a trail of out of wedlock babies, no job, no education and no class and black women are supposed to marry thugs, drug dealers, gang bangers, black men who kill black men and deadbeat black men who keep irresponsibly pollinating half the black female population, we should marry any old raggedy black man or black woman? Really???? Since we’re talking how about black people marrying black people with AIDS? And please chill with the black man was born of a black woman so he is obligated to marry a black woman, it’s ridiculous. I was sired by my dad, that doesn’t mean that I was obligated to be with a black man, I’m with a black man because I love him and want life with him, not out of some silly ass race obligation. Now for that link, maybe it’s time for black people to stop depending on the hardwork of other prosperous black men and women, and put forth the effort to lift themselves up? Nobody on that list “owes” me or my man, my parents, my brother, a damn thing. We each got up off our asses and put in the work to build good lives for ourselves. Yeah we pulled ourselves up by our own damn bootstraps. Stop worrying about who black men are marrying, unless a black man is asking for YOUR hand in marriage, it’s none of your business who they decide to marry, and its not your business who black women choose to marry.

  9. leave the color stuff alone, peeps can be with whom ever wow

  10. Rich Ricky where in my comment did I state otherwise? In fact the 3rd sentences is "clearly" stating just that. I said why use an excuse to date outside their race:what happen to love-shouldn't that be his reason alone? Not I date non black women because black women are etc.

  11. Ebony S. Barton I agree and I wish they would just date whoever and stop using excuses to do so as well as blaming ALL black women for what the ones he chose to date done to him.

  12. there was no reason for u to post this Trisha, whats ur point lol

  13. Rich Ricky It's my opinion and it's you who didn't have to respond too it. So what was your point? KMLS 🙂

  14. lol wowwwwy

  15. its social media

  16. Rich Ricky DUH I do know that and that's why I gave my opinion. Yet you had the choice to move to a comment you agreed with or post your own opinion. 🙂

  17. umm speechless

  18. Rich Ricky Don't be it's a "social media" and there is no telling what a person response might be to your comment. So be careful in your choice of words as you can see(read). LOLS 🙂

  19. beautiful looking couple, God bless them!

  20. Devon, you are a perfect example of why a large segment of African Americans are adrift. We are a distinct people, with a unique history in this land. And like the Irish, Italians, Jews, and other ethnic groups we do have a rich culture to protect.

    If we didn’t belong to one another, we would have not bled rivers of blood, shed rivers of tears as a people, to free ourselves from slavery and from the back of the bus. If we didn’t have some obligation to one another as a people who have created AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE, we would have not worked together to create the Civil Rights Movement, that ultimately empowered not only black Americans, but all Americans.

    Men determine how women and children live. Honorable, obligated, committed, disciplined men work together with the other men of their group to produce stable cultures. They use their intellect, wealth and skill to promote intra-cultural education, commerce, and cultural preservation. This is not rocket science; this is what every successful ethnic group has done in America.

    Asians, Indians, the Irish, Italians and other ethnics do indeed operate on the idea that the men of their respective groups do belong to the women of the group. Men who marry outside of their indigenous group are rare, and when they do marry outside of the group, they generally marry someone of the same faith, in order to keep the cultural experience coherent.

    All other cultures know that MEN ARE IMPORTANT! Men represent strength, wealth and productivity. All others hold their men to a concept of cultural patriotism- the promotion of the welfare of their own people. Black women are intrinsically aware of this, and are demanding that black men measure up to all the other men of successful cultures. Black men individually and as a collective, must take care of their own; they must elevate their women and children. When they do this, they will not only garner the respect from the within the culture; they will also be respected in the eyes of the world.

  21. Devon, you are a perfect example of why a large segment of African Americans are adrift. We are a distinct people, with a unique history in this land. And like the Irish, Italians, Jews, and other ethnic groups we do have a rich culture to protect.

    If we didn’t belong to one another, we would have not bled rivers of blood, shed rivers of tears as a people, to free ourselves from slavery and from the back of the bus. If we didn’t have some obligation to one another as a people who have created AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE, we would have not worked together to create the Civil Rights Movement, that ultimately empowered not only black Americans, but all Americans.

    Men determine how women and children live. Honorable, obligated, committed, disciplined men work together with the other men of their group to produce stable cultures. They use their intellect, wealth and skill to promote intra-cultural education, commerce, and cultural preservation. This is not rocket science; this is what every successful ethnic group has done in America.

    Asians, Indians, the Irish, Italians and other ethnics do indeed operate on the idea that the men of their respective groups do belong to the women of the group. Men who marry outside of their indigenous group are rare, and when they do marry outside of the group, they generally marry someone of the same faith, in order to keep the cultural experience coherent.

    All other cultures know that MEN ARE IMPORTANT! Men represent strength, wealth and productivity. All others hold their men to a concept of cultural patriotism- the promotion of the welfare of their own people. Black women are intrinsically aware of this, and are demanding that black men measure up to all the other men of successful cultures. Black men individually and as a collective, must take care of their own; they must elevate their women and children. When they do this, they will not only garner respect from within our culture; they will also be respected in the eyes of the world.

  22. @Sojourner Truth….so what do you propose we do, huh? Put gun to black men’s heads and FORCE them to marry black women? Kidnap their mamas and daddys and hold them for ransom? Threaten a military attack on black men if they don’t comply with YOUR demand they marry black women? Slaughter their pets? I mean really? And who the HELL you calling adrift you old bag, I’m engaged to be wed to a black man. HOWEVER, if I had CHOSEN to be with a white man or any other race of man, that would be MY BUSINESS and HIS BUSINESS, get it???? There’s NOTHING more UNATTRACTIVE and REEKS of DESPERATION than black women getting their panties in a bunch over who a black man chooses to marry. Do YOU want to marry him? AGAIN….for you and the black women in the audience….BLACK MEN DONT BELONG TO YOU, AND BLACK WOMEN DON’T BELONG TO BLACK MEN. We are NOT objects you buy and sell, we are HUMAN BEINGS who have the RIGHT to marry whomever we choose. And who the hell you calling adrift, you busy meddling in GROWN black peoples business and trying to dictate who black men should marry, under the guise of some psuedo-intellectual PRO BLACK BS. The MAJORITY of BLACK MEN in this country MARRY, ARE ENGAGED TO, OR DATING BLACK WOMEN. But you conveniently dismiss THAT little tidbit, huh? And MAYBE the FEW remaining black men who date out would actually date and marry black women, but too many black women got a trail of other man’s babies running behind them and GOOD BLACK MEN who are worth a damn aren’t trying to wife up multiple baby having baby mamas and I don’t blame them for NOT wanting to pick up the slack for the trifling ass men who left those babies behind. Telling me I’m ADRIFT??? Lady please how ’bout you drift your OLD ASS on somewhere and stay out of other peoples’ business, it’s NOT your business who black men OR black women CHOOSE to marry. Now if you’re sooooooo concerned about what black people are doing, you might wanna PREACH to the BLACK thugs, drug dealers, gang bangers, and KILLERS of innocent black people, and the black women who are responsible for the 72% out of wedlock birthrate that’s plaguing our community. How ’bout THAT?

  23. Devon you need to stop over reacting, and try to imbibe the concept of belonging to a culture, not a color. Your disdain for Africana men and women seems to be fueled by a self serving sense of superiority, while simultaneously exhibiting a disassociation from African American culture altogether.

    Setting a standard is the first step towards raising the standards of individuals, families and cultures. The standard holds up the tent for everybody. When the standard falls, the tent falls on everyone. Everybody can’t/won’t live up to the standard; but that doesn’t mean that the standard should not exist.

    The manner in which you speak about black Americans reeks of condescension, contempt and disrespect. Spouting negative images and statistics doesn’t take one step towards cultural solutions. You exhibit no allegiance to nor compassion for the people you berate. You are simply screaming a naysayer.

    By the way, the out of wedlock birthrate for white women in the US is 40%. Whites constitute 70% if the population. African Americans constitute 12-14% of the population. There are about 6 million babies born in the US every year. Can you do the math? Here’s a hint, white women have millions more out of wedlock live births than black American women.

    Just to show you that this out of wedlock epidemic is not limited to black and white women in the US; Denmark, which is one of the whitest nations in the world, has a 60% out of wedlock birthrate.

  24. Brett Shepherd Brett, Brett, Brett, no need for the hostilities….the first post of yours that I read in this thread went straight into hostility for "who doesn't like that you married a white woman". I'd say you've more than proved a point with that one!

  25. I’m not concerned about other races and cultures. FACT: OUR high out of wedlock birthrate contributes to the pathology of dysfunction in the black communities. 72% of black children are raised by single parents, MANY who don’t have a father in the home or in their lives. Young feminized black men who fill the nations’s prisons and overly aggressive and promiscuous girls who didn’t have the guidance of a father. If YOU want to minimize and OBVIOUS epidemic in the black community, be my guest…I won’t. And….You continue to deflect from the fact that you are a control freak of the worst kind. AGAIN…YOU don’t get to dictate who black people can or cannot marry. You don’t own black men or black women. Mind your own business.

  26. Devon, you are so right, I am probably old enough to be your “grandmother”, however none of my five grandchildren, including four grandsons, are contemptuous and hateful towards their own African American heritage and culture as you are. You think that you have the world on a string, and that you have it all figured out. You probably believe that racism is dead and we live in a “post racial” world too, along with other assorted fantasies and fairy tales. Don’t worry about me, I’m just fine and love the Black men who have been in my life and who are in it now, across the spectrum of relationships. Good, if you want a white boy, go get one. Better check and make sure that he doesn’t have a nice fat insurance policy on your behind, so that he can collect when he knocks you off. If you can stand them, then by all means go for it. I’m sure you will be a lot happier than you sound to be now, because you then might feel worthy. People like you need that seal of white approval, in order to feel good about themselves. I too am concerned with the pathologies in the Black community, as a sociologist and social worker for almost 30 years, I have seen a lot. I also see that there are valid reasons, including the history of slavery and its aftermath, Jim Crow and institutionalized, structural de jure and de facto racist laws and tactics. It just makes me wonder why so many whites have such dysfunction too when they have not been subjected to the demeaning aspects of racism. However, American society’s culture as a whole is mindless, mean and shallow, and Black people have, unfortunately fallen into the same negative patterns as the dominant culture, when we can least afford to do so. As for me, I do just fine. You have to go where I have already been, if you are that fortunate. Keep on living and you too might just get to be 60 or older. I just hope that you will have more sense of self, humility and pride in being the Black woman that you claim to be. ‘Nuff said.

  27. You are being obtuse. I stated several times throughout this stupid thread that I’m engaged to a black man. No black man or black woman should marry because of racial obligation, you marry for LOVE. YOU don’t get to dictate who black men (or black women) should marry. If you put as much concern into who black men are loving, into into the dysfunction of the black community….high crime rate, out of wedlock babies whose fathers don’t step up, gang activity, the dismally POOR performance of black children when it comes to academic success (because at this moment black children are incapable of competing academically with high achieving kids…asians, whites, Africans, Arabs). Are you concerned that black women are making koreans WEALTHY by buying and sewing on the hair of asian and indian women on their heads because they HATE their own kinky hair? Are you concerned that black women buy 80% of the weave hair sold in this country and those Koreans don’t keep that money in the community….they take it to their OWN nice, upscale low crime, low dysfunction communities, and send THEIR kids to the BEST private schools and institutions of higher learning….while black kids basic reading, writing and math skills, are WELL BELOW GRADE LEVEL? Are you concerned that so many young black people and some old ass black mofos can barely string together a legible sentence? Are you concerned that within the next few generations, we won’t even have a “talented tenth” because the mindset of the black community is one of ignorance, arrogance, not knowing shit and not WANTING to know shit? Are you concerned that for as long as we’ve been in this country, that we are NO WHERE NEAR the level of FINANCIAL and EDUCATIONAL success that we SHOULD be? Are you CONCERNED that every single group who came or continues to come to this country eventually surpasses us on every single level, with regard to education, financial success and FAMILIAL success….because UNLIKE the women who laid up with deadbeats and pushed out 72% of this nations’ children who live in homes without fathers….THEY VALUE the traditional, intact, two parent household? WHY is it that you don’t see a bunch of asian women walking around with pregnant bellys and a trail of babies with NO WEDDING BAND on their finger? Why is it when I see an Indian woman with a trail of babies, they ALWAYS have a man…a HUSBAND…leading the trail? Why are black people ALWAYS ON THE BOTTOM RUNG OF SUCCESS and the TOP RUNG of FAILURE AND DYSFUNCTION? Do you think that our race having the HIGHEST OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHRATE IN THE COUNTRY is CUTE or ADMIRABLE? I don’t. Black men are filling the prison system….IRONICALLY the MAJORITY of the ViCTIMS they’re locked up for killing, raping, abusing and selling drugs to are BLACK….but you don’t CARE about that, DO YOU? As I said in my earlier posts you sit around whining about how black men are obligated to marry black women, what man wants to marry a woman with a bunch of dayum kids by other men? Like I said lady if you want to worry about black men and women, start worrying about the pathology of dysfunction I posted in this post and the post before this one. You ramble and don’t address any of the madness in the black community, but you stress over who black men choose to marry, lay with and have babies with? Something else you NEED to be concerned with, and nobody will talk out loud about it because it’s “politically incorrect” to admit it but I’m NOT politically correct. There is a segment of people in the black community who are doing extraordinarily WELL, with regard to education and earning money….and WE are DISTANCING OURSELVES from ignorant, violent, ratchet ass black people. The minute they get the money, they are FLEEING the HOOD because they are afraid of their “OWN PEOPLE”, afraid for their lives and the lives of their families (the few traditional intact two parent families left in the community) and they are moving to either upper middle class BLACK communities, racially MIXED communities OR predominately WHITE communities. It’s NOT a separation based on RACE, but a separation based on CLASS, and black people with the money and means to distance themselves from the madness and ratchetness are doing so, and they have as much right to live in a clean, safe community with nice homes, good schools for their kids, as any other human being. Be concerned that black people are scaring and driving away decent, motivated black people. That’s what YOU need to focus on, NOT who black men are marrying. But you won’t address ALL THIS because it’s easier for you to nitpick about whose life and bed a black man CHOOSES to be in, than to deal with the fact that there is a segment of blacks in this country who are so dangerous, violent, ignorant and dysfunctional, that the rest of us just don’t want to live around or even be in their presence. Worry about THAT.

    • OMG!

      Your comment is so right on the truth.

      I sincerely hope that those who truly need to read your words will do so.

      Unfortunately, there is a segment of us who will continue to kill their own, remain ignorant, uneducated, have no pride/respect for their history, ancestors, or themselves, and will remain on the lower rung.

      Every word you wrote is the truth!

      Thank you.

  28. so where in this article does it prove he doesn't feel this way?……

  29. You right

  30. Why can’t a person marry who they love? Why is race always an issue? I have dated women from all around the world. We need to look at the person and not their color. Do you think god judge a person on race? Please stop the hate.

  31. That’s word BLACK changes the statement Hendrick.

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