It’s been a crazy week already with Mo’Nique’s cheating pass, Bobby Jindal finally bowed out of the GOP 2016 Presidential race and Taye Diggs is close to having Black Tweet snatch his black card away from him.
Mo’Nique Says A “Cheating Pass” Not Such a Bad Idea
It seems that Toya Wright admitting she gave her soon to be ex-husband a “cheat pass” has opened up a warped conversation about the practice in marriage. Actress Mo’Nique is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the debate.
During an interview with True Exclusives, she spoke about what it really means, in her view, when two people vow to be everything to one another.
“Honesty. That’s it. When I hear men say ‘I don’t tell my wife everything, you crazy?’ and I hear women say ‘I ain’t telling my husband that, you crazy?’ So you mean you trust somebody else other than the person you lay with every night, you slept with, you cried with, you make love to?”
She goes on to talk about being real with the person you are married to since you more than likely consider him or her your best friend. Best friends should be able to tell each other anything, including the moments when they want to have sex with someone else.
“…Let’s be honest enough to have those conversations. What is it about that person that you find that you want to sleep with? Because they may give you something that I’m simply not willing to do. And if that’s the case, how can I be mad? Because I’m not going to do it. Should I deprive you of not having it? That’s when the relationship is real, real.”
Mo’Nique actually has some pretty interesting ideas when it comes to fidelity. They are rooted in her belief that ending a relationship because of cheating is the Western way of life and stems from a sense of ownership, and since her place of origin is Africa, where Kings had/have multiple wives, she doesn’t want to be owned anymore.
Well, that is one way to look at it.
Bobby Jindal Bows Out of GOP Presidential Race
Another one bites the dust. Bobby Jindal has ended is presidential run. The Louisiana governor announced that he is suspending his campaign as he believes “Americans can do anything” but it’s just not his time right now.
According to Foxnews.com, Jindal told Bret Baier during a “Special Report,”
“Going forward, I believe we have to be the party of growth, and we can never stop being the party that believes in opportunity.”
He also spoke about Democrats and the war they continue to rage on American values and encourages Republicans everywhere to keep their heads up because, ya know, they are still the chosen people.
“We cannot settle for the left’s view of envy and division. We have to be the party that says everyone in this country – no matter the circumstances of their birth or who their parents are – can succeed in America.”
If you say so Bobby.
Taye Diggs Close to Getting His Black Card Revoked by #BlackTwitter
Look I get it, black people have babies with non-black folks. There is not a damn thing wrong with it, more power to them in fact. But being offended when your biracial child is referred to as black raises some issues for a lot of people.
And that is exactly what is going on with Taye Diggs, who is coming under fire from #BlackTwitter and others for complaining about his son not being considered just as much white as he is black. He told theGrio.com,
“When you [call biracial kids Black], you risk disrespecting that one-half of who you are and that’s my fear…I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself Black, and everyone thinks he has a Black mom and a Black dad, and then they see a white mother, they wonder, ‘Oh, what’s going on?'”
Along with that comment, he used President Obama as an example because everyone considers him to be the first black president.
“As African-Americans…Everybody refers to him as the first Black president. I’m not saying it’s wrong; I’m just saying that it’s interesting. It would be great if it didn’t matter and that people could call him mixed. We’re still choosing to make that decision, and that’s when I think you get into some dangerous waters.”
Taye Diggs needs a reality check because it does matter not because black folks are the ones making it an issue. The truth is the world looks at his son and other biracial children who are half black and says that he’s black. It’s a system thing. And if I am really honest here, he doesn’t look mixed at all (and don’t act like you can’t tell when people are). His emphasis on his son being considered mixed is a touché one, and it does call into question, for me, what he thinks of himself as a black man. But that’s a whole other story in itself.