Charlamagne Admitting to Being Molested Sparks a Mixture of Sympathy and Harshness

Charlamagne Tyler Perry Molested


It’s not everyday that you hear a celebrity open up about being sexually abused, especially not one like Charlamagne Tha God, who has a reputation for being pretty brash on his radio show “The Breakfast Club.”

But that’s exactly what he did on TV One’s “Uncensored,” where celebrities reveal stories and personal details about their lives that aren’t widely known.

In Charlamagne’s much-talked-about episode, he said that watching Tyler Perry admit to Oprah Winfrey that he was molested as a child, made him want to open up.

“I was molested when I was 8 years old by my cousin’s ex-wife,” said the radio host. “I didn’t even realize it was something wrong until I saw Tyler Perry on Oprah Winfrey. Tyler was on Oprah crying about a woman in his family that used to molest him and I’m like, ‘Why is he crying, but I enjoyed it?’ So it’s just like one of those things that made me wonder if something was wrong with me?”

Charlamagne then explained that he didn’t tell anyone about the molestation because the woman said she wouldn’t repeat the act if he did.

He also addressed the sexual abuse in a 2013 tweet, as well as the emotional impact it had on him, but it wasn’t until “Uncensored” that he really talked about it.

After a clip of the episode hit YouTube, the comments were split and some showed empathy towards the radio show host, while others showed the opposite.

“Is this dude serious?” one guy questioned. “Lol. It’s hard to take this dude serious sometimes.”

“I’m so sorry, but I don’t believe him” a woman wrote. “I know I could be dead ass wrong, but I don’t believe him and his me too story.”

Some of the harsher comments had to do with Charlamagne saying he enjoyed the molestation, while others said that had nothing to do with the fact that he was raped.

“This does not surprise me at all, and why most men end up with sexual addictions, overly sexualized or engaging in sexual activity too young, especially Black men,” wrote someone named Chris Mit. “What no one will ever tell you is that you can be raped and your body responds with pleasure. But just because your body enjoyed it doesn’t mean you wanted it, it was your fault or that what the rapist did was right.”

You can check out the clip of “Uncensored” below. 

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