LisaRaye McCoy says race matters even when it comes to the perception of female celebrities’ dating habits.
During a recent interview with Houston’s 97.9 The Box, LisaRaye shared her process of developing thick skin when it come to living her personal life in the public eye.
I have much thicker skin now. Before I used to read it and go, ‘That’s not true. They don’t know me,’ and it really used to stick to me.
Now you kind of have to remove yourself a little more. And I like the people that are unapologetically them.
LisaRaye went on to explain how black women have to brand themselves differently because their dating habits are scrutinized as opposed to their white counterparts.
In the midst of her explanation, Taylor Swift was thrown completely under the bus.
Because we have different sides, ‘them’ and ‘us.’ And when it’s ‘them,’ they could do whatever they want to do and it’s like you could date five or six guys.
Like Taylor Swift. We know that she has went through a lot of people at her young age.
Taylor Swift sings about it all the time. Let that be a black girl and that’s a problem. Let somebody do a sex tape that’s a black girl and her career is ruined.
She’s not going to parlay it into fashion, into stores, and into reality shows, and marriage. So if we know this, to me that’s why we have to brand ourselves differently now.
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What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with LisaRaye?