Connect with us

NEWS

Viola Davis Quotes Maya Angelou In Response To Ignorant New York Times Article

Published

on

Actress Viola Davis has taken to Twitter to respond to the seemingly ignorant and discourteous New York Times article, reviewing ABC’s new drama, How To Get Away With Murder. In the article, writer Alessandra Stanley managed to not only slam the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, but also compared Davis to lighter-skinned actresses, like Halle Berry and Kerry Washington.

“The actress doesn’t look at all like the typical star of a network drama,” the article read. “Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than [Kerry Washington], or for that matter Halle Berry, who played an astronaut on the summer mini-series Extant.”

“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness,” Davis tweeted, quoting Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise. “But still, like air, I’ll rise!!!”

In the article, Stanley also wrote that “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.” Rhimes responded via Twitter, writing:

Confused why critic doesn’t know identity of CREATOR of show she’s reviewing. did u know u were “an angry black woman.”

“Apparently we can be “angry black women” together, because I didn’t know I was one either! .”

“Final thing: (then I am gonna do some yoga): how come I am not “an angry black woman” the many times Meredith (or Addison!) rants? .”

“Wait. I’m” angry” AND a ROMANCE WRITER?!! I’m going to need to put down the internet and go dance this one out. Because ish is getting real.”

Davis, who has always spoken out about working in Hollywood as a Black actress, explained on Oprah’s Next Chapter in 2013 that “not only in the sheer number of roles that are offered and that are out there, but in the quality of roles …When you only have two or three categories for black actresses, therein lies [the problem] because you want to work. So, it’s a natural instinct if you throw a piece of cheese in a room full or rats that they’re going to claw at each other. It’s natural.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NEWS

Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden

Published

on

Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Instagram

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending

%d bloggers like this: