While many have been cheering as “Insecure” characters Issa and Lawrence go through their so-called hoe phase, a chorus of criticism has rung out over the apparent nonexistent condom usage on the hit HBO show.
Well, star/creator Issa Rae hears it loud and clear.
Her explanation for why condoms aren’t used when Lawrence and Issa are getting it on with abandon? The protection is being used, it’s just implied.
After the season 2 episode, “Hella L.A.” aired Sunday, Aug. 13, many unleashed a slew of questions about why safe sex wasn’t promoted on the hit series.
insecure is doing everything right except promoting safe sex lmao. it's a show but lawrence ain't reached for a condom the entire series.
— Dre (@bootlegtwenty) August 14, 2017
While the condom issue has a lot of folks talking as of late, some actually brought up the topic when the new season premiered.
are @themackint0sh & I the only ones to notice that condom usage is never really apparent in Insecure? 🤔
— Nola. (@yeahRIFAsaidit) July 24, 2017
Soooo who's on birth control? Cause I ain't see not one condom. #Insecure
— Souled Out. (@_RnBKid) July 24, 2017
Issa, girl. No condom tho. 🤦🏽♂️ #insecure
— Erica N.♊🏳️🌈 (@ENic__) July 24, 2017
Still, many backed Issa and voiced opposition to making a show responsible for advocating for safe sex.
— Kill Kay-Z✨ (@Kevunn) August 14, 2017
Lol time out… people givin you shit for not showing someone actually strap up!? 🙄 what the want next? The post-sex pee and rinse!?
— Timothy DeLaGhetto (@TimothyDeLaG) August 14, 2017
I guess next season y’all gon have to dress like early 90’s TLC with condoms on ya glasses and clothes 4 folks to be satisfied. 😂 pic.twitter.com/1uL55NAgsG
— Who Dat (@WhoDat8107) August 14, 2017
And some called out the plain ole hypocrisy of calling out “Insecure” while giving a pass to other shows like “Power,” which notably airs hot and heavy scenes on the regular.
Why is Insecure the only show y'all ask this about on twitter? Never seen any of you ask where the condoms are on Power lol. https://t.co/xYCZOogDKy
— Sylvia (@SylviaObell) August 14, 2017