1. Twitter was set ablaze on Monday afternoon when BET shared a portion of a video interview with Fast and Furious actor Tyrese giving a message to “promiscuous women who want to get chosen.”
LOL: Tyrese said some things here and now people are mad
— ♌️ 🖕 (@The_Menace__)
In the video, Tyrese advises women who are “still single and holding out” not to be “sluts, skeezers, hoes, tramps, and over-aggressive promiscuous women” who allow men to wine and dine them and put “a lot of mileage down there.” This is because — according to Tyrese — when you are single and actually love yourself, you’re supposed to hold out from sex until God sends you what’s yours.
2. And black women did not hesitate to take Tyrese to task.
@BET @Tyrese Does he have words for promiscuous men too?
— queen onyx (@onyxkhaleesi24)
Tyrese the type of dude to tell women to save themselves for the right man, but tell men to experience as many wome… https://t.co/MV7JNAzLxk
— mean black fattie 🦋 (@SimoneMariposa)
I just find it odd how Tyrese is married & still focused on other women. Focused on dictating what other women should do.
— Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute)
Whenever Tyrese says something spicy, I remember he live tweeted hiding in his ex’s bushes on Christmas Day & govern my nerves accordingly.
— Melanie Dione (@beauty_jackson)
@BET @Tyrese I honestly wish he’d find something better to do with his time cause idgaf about his opinion 🤦🏽♀️
— #SeasoningSaltBae (@awkwardmyxdgirl)
@BET @Tyrese he lost me at “all cream outfit and short ass infinity scarf”
— THE POWERHOUSE ⚡️ (@southernjawn)
8. They also didn’t take kindly to BET allowing Tyrese to use their platform to share such a message…
imagine hating women enough to promote tyrese’s sexist screeds on your platform https://t.co/D8kXRlUf1p
— Hannah Giorgis (@ethiopienne)
9. …especially when BET celebrates black women as part of their brand.
If @BET really cared about celebrating and protecting all types of Black women, they would not have @Tyrese on their network shaming us.
— Ᏸecca🥀 (@MJStarLover)
10. Kimberly N. Foster, who founded the For Harriet blog community, wrote a lengthy thread about black spaces failing black women.
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT HOW BLACK SPACES ABDICATE THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO BLACK WOMEN BY LIFTING UP DUMMIES LIKE TYRESE https://t.co/tAujH3aYgD
— Kimberly N. Foster (@KimberlyNFoster)
12. In a statement, a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that “BET Networks does not endorse these specific comments.” A few hours later, BET deleted the tweet and the full interview on YouTube.
BuzzFeed News reached back out about BET’s decision to delete the footage, but the spokesperson has not responded.
13. This isn’t the first time Tyrese’s “relationship advice” has caused an upset. There was that time he told women that weaves and cosmetic surgery are the reason some of them are single.
The original Instagram post was later deleted, but this is the meme he used to deliver his message.
14. He’s also gone on television and warned women about “enticing” men with the clothing they wear.
[email protected] goes all in on a woman’s right to say ‘no.’ https://t.co/3A0ZnMJaN8
— Its Not You, Its Men (@NotYouItsMen)
“I’m just saying, the comfortability some people find in wanting to touch or grope you, it’s an energy that is sent out there that creates that type of response,” he told Amber Rose.