The memes and mocking jokes came flying at Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha like a gang of bows and arrows after she expressed disappointment that strange men haven’t come on to her during her 10-year marriage to an internationally-famous man.
Ayesha Curry, the wife of the NBA superstar who is also one of this generation’s most recognizable players, came under fierce derision and ridicule when she told Jada Pinkett Smith on her phenomenally-popular “Red Table Talk” show that she feels insecure. During the decade she has been married, she told Pinkett Smith, a steady herd of women has stampeded over her to get to her husband, but there aren’t any “thirsty” men out there who seem to take interest in her. Or so she says.
While Ayesha Curry’s mother and Pinkett Smith seemed to be empathetic, social media was just the opposite. They quickly dragged her across cyberspace for voicing her quiet yearnings about being noticed by men other than her husband.
Some sympathetic souls came to Ayesha Curry’s defense, including former ESPN reporter Jemele Hill.
Same. Black women have so few spaces to discuss their insecurities. We also forget that Ayesha is still young, and most people could not possibly understand what it’s like to be married to someone that famous. It takes a tremendous amount of self-care and self-awareness. https://t.co/OXbFLTtyiO
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 7, 2019
Ayesha Curry was vulnerable about insecurities folks deal with daily.
I call that brave. We can choose to accept invitation to discuss the ways our socialization damages confidence.
Confidence is essential to success, yet we damage it in women daily. That’s the discussion.
— THIQUE CHURCH GIRL. (@MsPackyetti) May 7, 2019
Still, most of Twitter ripped into Ayesha Curry with aplomb for desiring attention from men despite being married to a multimillionaire, owning her own cooking business, modeling for another company, and sporting three kids.
Ayesha Curry: “ I want men to notice me to know that I still got it.”
Steph Curry: pic.twitter.com/OEZqUNugh6
— Uncle Fish 🥶 (@Wes_Side_Story) May 7, 2019
Ayesha curry: please hit on me
— 🇭🇹 jon (@JonTheSinner) May 7, 2019
Steph Curry: Bro when she walk in, y'all better act like she's the most b-
*Ayesha walks in*
Klay & KD: pic.twitter.com/WqptaCwMQP
— Knowbody Compares (@KnowbodysTweets) May 7, 2019
Ayesha Curry: I wish I had the attention like Steph
How women act when they get the attention they asked for: pic.twitter.com/PjQGkDljUH
— ATC⚜️ (@TDukescoop51) May 8, 2019
One Twitter responder seemed to detect a modicum of hypocrisy in Ayesha Curry’s yearning to be noticed by the opposite sex.
Ayesha Curry out here praying to be noticed by dudes other than Steph, just so she can go back to tweeting like this pic.twitter.com/lMOQy9SNgG
— IGZ (@igzrap) May 7, 2019
Ayesha Curry getting herself prepared for the all the compliments she’s not gonna receive https://t.co/pXLaM5WGSu
— MalcolmJerod and 87 others (@MalcolmJerod) May 7, 2019