Naturi Naughton’s praise of a fellow actor has some Instagram users fuming after she likened her to God.
The “Power” star took in a matinee of the off-Broadway play “Fireflies,” starring DeWanda Wise, on Saturday, Nov. 10.
“OMG! The black woman is GOD! @dewandawise you were AMAZING In #Fireflies 🙌🏾 I am soooo proud of you and happy I got to witness your journey over the years! You are a beacon of light! @daviskhris your gift was a gift! This play BLEW MY MIND! Go see it before it closes tomar @atlantictheater #fireflies Thanks @codyrenard 4 the hookup 🙏🏾🙏🏾🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”
Many lauded her praise of Wise.
“By default that is the truth 🙌🏿👏🏿”
“It was an Amazing piece of Work! Walked out in Awe of their ART. 💜”
“Awww my favs in one pic So Beautiful 😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️”
But others promptly took issue with Naughton giving Black women a higher power.
“The black woman is not God honey. Yes words are taken literal.”
“First of all black women are not GOD and neither the white women are not GOD!(GOD) IS STILL (GOD) STOP COMPARING HUMAN BEING WITH (GOD) UNDERSTOOD!”
The lively responses prompted fans to step in to defend TV’s Tasha St. Patrick.
“@rasheedat152 calm down sweetie she wasn’t being serious, don’t take it to the heart 😘,” a fan page replied.
“@chosenbahtisrael_ well try not to take them literal 😘,” they said to the other offended Instagram users.