Actor Woody McClain from the recent hit BET biopic “New Edition Story” clapped back at critics for taking on old tweet out of context and accusing him of bashing Black women.
During a Feb. 10 interview with Essence magazine, McClain, who is most famous for his portrayal of singer Bobby Brown in the biopic, said he would never claim that white women are better than Black women. “I love Black women,” he says. “I always push for Black women.
“If it ain’t white, it ain’t right. Me going up through comedy, that’s a comedy reference,” he explains. “Once you go Black, you never go back. That’s a comedy reference. So, I feel like somebody took that tweet, added more tweets … Photoshopped is undefeated. You will not beat Photoshop. And they’re adding more to my tweets.”
Fans dug up an old tweet from 2012 where McClain seemingly dissed Black women. The comedian-turned-actor said he has spent his career supporting Black women and showing Black love and the tweet doesn’t represent who he is.
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“When I shoot my videos, go to follow me @woody_thegreat, you will see all my content. I promote Black love,” he says. “If I was going to switch up, I would have did it three years ago when I started social media, you feel me? So, there is no switching up for it.
“My mother is Black, my sister is Black, I love my Black friends,” he says. “I push my positivity. Every time I do my comedy videos, I’m doing it to put us in a positive light. So, you see what I’m saying? So I’m not even mad that this happen. I’m actually happy. So I want my little African-American brothers, listen Y’all gotta understand this is not a joke. It’s not sensitive, it’s not funny no more. So yeah.”
“So, I’m not even mad that this happened. I’m actually happy. So, I want my little African-American brothers … Listen, y’all gotta understand this is not a joke. It’s not sensitive, it’s not funny no more. So, yeah.”