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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.