Ayesha Curry is in the middle of the same social media firestom that Tia Mowry found herself in a few months ago, when the actress tweeted about how she likes to dress modestly and not scantily or revealingly. The Sister Sister star shaded Nicki Minaj in the process.
Curry expressed a similar sentiment Saturday, tweeting, "Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters."
Just like Mowry's tweet, it reads a little as if Mrs. Stephen Curry is on her high horse. I'm sure there's something to be said for how both women are married mothers and, thus, are at a stage of life when they're gravitating toward conservatism.
They are, of course, entitled to their own opinions, but it's one thing to broadcast your choice of attire, and another thing to insinuate that women who dress more revealingly are showing off their "good stuff" for people who don't matter.
Our fashion styles evolve. Mowry herself confessed that her style changed when she became a mother.
Some people on Twitter weren't too pleased with Curry's tweets and rang the feminist bell, arguing that women have the right to dress however they feel, and that doing so doesn't mean they value their bodies any less or are getting dressed to impress other people—particularly men.
And just as Brandon Evers' above tweet predicted, some people began to use Curry's tweet as a soundboard for bashing women who dress more revealingly. Curry had to hop back on Twitter and clarify that she wasn't for any of that: "Regardless of if you like my "style of clothes" or not […] please do not tear women down and degrade them," she tweeted.
Ayesha, see what happens when you insinuate that women who dress a certain way are doing it for the wrong reasons? Don't be presumptuous about why some women prefer a certain style of clothing. Be secure enough bigging up your own style, without inadvertently passing judgment on those who don't rock like you.
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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.
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