Actor Taye Diggs is currently in the center of a race/ self- hate controversy following a statement that he reportedly made about his personal feelings towards black women, and his white wife. Taye reportedly said during a promotional interview on TMZ,
“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
Now Taye has since denied ever making such comment. However, if this makes any difference, I think Taye has major race-esteem issues. I say this based on his words during an interview he did with Queen Latifah Show (Which I saw) where he admitted that he grew up feeling very uncomfortable with his skin because people made fun of him for being so dark.
So, here’s the thing. I don’t know whether or not he said those things, but one thing is clear, Taye got teased a lot as a child. And that affected the way he thinks about his race. He likely grew up feeling so much resentment for himself, and probably has a lot of self hate. Just saying.