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Ayesha Curry is going to speak her mind, and she doesn’t care what you think about it.
The celebrity chef-entrepreneur took to Instagram to air out some of her feelings over the social media chatter following her appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show, “Red Table Talk.”
On the show — which debuted Monday — Curry discussed some of the more difficult parts of being married to Warriors star, Stephen, including dealing with scary, rabid fans and groupies.
Some online hate seemed to stem from Curry’s comments, which included having doubts and insecurities about herself when she doesn’t receive any attention from men.
“Stephen is very nice by nature. And he’s very talkative. … Obviously, you know the devil is a liar the ladies will always be lurking, hoping for their moment and waiting. You need to be aware of that,” she said. “I honestly hate it. … We had the conversation about it and he tries really, really hard if we’re going somewhere, he’s introduced me. I don’t like to have to introduce myself.”
“I have zero — this sounds weird — but, like, male attention. So then I begin to internalize it and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me?'” Curry later added. “I don’t want it, but it would be nice to know that someone’s looking.”
That unleashed unsavory online comments from folks who criticized the Food Network chef over her words, Newsweek reported.
By Wednesday, Curry addressed some of the hate, writing that if airing her feelings “helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the [sic] alone,” then it “makes all of this hoopla worth it.”
“I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human,” Curry wrote in the post. “It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out.
“Seeing as how it’s mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it’s YOUR truth. And that’s okay!
“If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it.”
Curry encouraged her followers to look beyond the commentary and news coverage of the interview and to watch the episode themselves, before ending her comments on a positive note:
“As women let’s continue to uplift, empower and not suppress and compress our feelings and thoughts, as fleeting as some of them may be. Love to you all! Go FIND YOUR JOY and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH unapologetically.”
SFGATE writer Katie Dowd contributed to this report.
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