While Best Man Holiday continues to enjoy success at the box office, one of the film’s leading characters has found himself in a swirl of controversy. Taye Diggs was the talk of social media after Cream BMP, a satirical publication, released a story that included the following comments allegedly from Diggs:
“I’m just saying the last black woman I was with name Stella” TMZ caught up with actor Taye Diggs to question him on how it felt to be back on the big screen. Let’s just say its not a stereotype that black women are less submissive and harder to deal with. Being around all them black women made me really miss my wife” Stumbling out of a New York bar fresh off a world wind press tour in Los Angeles with wife Idina Menzel in tow Taye spoke briefly on the cast and breakaway success of ‘The Best Man Holiday’. Somebody will be upset and say i got rich and deserted my female people; No offense, but the only black woman I ever loved is my mama.” – Taye Diggs This should come as no surprise as Mr. Diggs spoke briefly on his mother always knowing he’d marry a white girl on a radio talk show back in 2011.
Taye Diggs released a response on Twitter denying the allegations.
Regarding the preposterous quote about black women: It is false. I have not and would never say such a thing. Ever. Period.
— Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) November 24, 2013
Diggs, who recently separated from his wife actress Idina Menzel, is one of three BMH cast members who was married to/involved with white women.
Thoughts on the incident?
Who’s to blame for this error? The satirical publication, or the people for not investigating what they read?
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