Ayesha Curry Isn’t Here for Memes Shaming Other Black Women

An Ayesha Curry meme            
An Ayesha Curry meme            

Every time Ayesha Curry is trending on Twitter, you can bet a dollar that her name is being thrown around when it comes to shading a certain type of black woman. You know, the ones who aren't exactly "squeaky" clean like Curry.


Last year Curry threw herself into the fray of what's considered respectable or not when it comes to the way other people dress. A simple tweet set off a maelstrom of what some people considered to be shaming other women.

And then the memes came. Whenever someone (usually a guy) wanted to make a point about how a woman should act, he would also use Curry's likeness, versus an image representing someone he'd consider a "ho."

In an interview with Essence, Curry spoke out about the memes that have been circulating, and she says she doesn't condone them.

"I wonder why people are so hateful sometimes. I just don't get it. I want people to know these memes aren't coming from me and I didn't endorse them," Curry told the magazine. "I have a feeling whoever is making them is mostly men trying to pin women against each other, and that's something I don't stand for, especially with us black women. I just wish we could support each other a little bit more. I want everybody to succeed."

And she's probably right. The men making the memes are always talking about how they want to get an "Ayesha Curry" or how women should strive to be like her. Too bad that instead of being like Stephen Curry, most of them are more like Ashy Larry.