Tyrese Gibson seems to have a knack for saying the wrong things at the wrong times when it comes to women, doing so last week in an interview. The R&B crooner, actor, and newlywed apologized for calling women out of their names for making what he felt were questionable relationship choices via a post on Facebook.
Last Monday, BET published an interview where he offered advice from his viewpoint on women settling in relationships. The advice then took a shift when Black Ty when he said, “Sluts, skeezers, hoes, tramps and overly aggressive promiscuous women, they are never without a man because they don’t have no standards. They ready to have sex with any and everything that want to have sex with them.”
Gibson concluded in the statement that when a single woman loves and values herself, she’ll find the proper partner. The comments sparked an avalanche of debate, something Gibson has contended with in times past due to his strong opinions. In a now-deleted Facebook post published last Friday, Gibson walked back his statements while still sticking to his guns somewhat.
From the post:
This is a real lesson learned…. I want to truly say that I’m sorry, I’m not APOLOGIZING in an effort to be politically correct, I apologize as a man first for the things that I’ve recently said about choices women have the right to make, for the terms that I’ve used and the way I’ve come across. I was raised to think and feel certain ways, and I’m learning new things that combat those messages. I am not perfect or all knowing, nor am I the one to claim to be. I’ve learned things through experience which I share, and through these last couple of weeks, I’ve learned a lot through this well deserved internet dragging…… This is about a man owning up to his actions, taking responsibility, recognizing how to do better, and actually doing better.
Gibson did add that his core message for women and his daughter was to never settle for anyone or anything. You think Tyrese means it? If so, sound off in the comments.