Very sorry for the distinct lack of post last week. It was partly because I just seemed to have been really rushed off my feet ALL the time and when I did get online, my fabulous Internet service provider Swift...was being everything but.
So you know I had to come back with something good.
Like most women, show me a picture of Blair Underwood and I'm one happy Tiger. The guy is just sooooooo good looking isn't he? As you know I'm a huge Sex & The City fan so I thought it was pure fabulousness, after such a long sojourn from the spot light he pops up as Miranda's sexy neighbour (Dr for the Knicks too). That scene on the stairs, after they broke up, was probably one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time.
So I was digging around for my weekly showbiz gossip fix when I came across this
(ignore his suit in the picture though).
Click on the link so you can read the comments!!!!
"Here’s Blair Underwood’s response to the “backlash” he faced from black fans after he appeared on Sex And The City:
“Underwood, the first African-American actor to join the sitcom’s predominantly white cast, played Miranda Hobbs’ boyfriend, Dr. Robert Leeds - a role which he claims didn’t meet the approval of some fans. But the Dirty Sexy Money star insists his female fans relented after learning he has been married to Desiree DaCosta, a black woman, for 13 years.
He says, ‘In terms of the black female audience, usually in your body of work if you’ve proven that you love your sisters and will come back home, they will give you a pass when you jump ship. I hear it all the time. I heard, “We’ll get you a pass because we know you’re married to a black woman.”
and one more time for good measure....WTF?
I actually found this really surprising. I just loved the fact that he was on the show. And I liked his role on the show. Kind, caring boyfriend. Very sexy. Dr for the Knicks? Very sexy. The fact that he's black and Miranda's white....so what?
I love the show, I think he's a good looking and good actor. Love him on Dirty, Sexy, Money too (seriously, is there a character on TV personality included more sexy than Simon? No.) And I'm sure him getting such a good spot on SATC helped him get such a good spot on Dirty, Sexy as it put him back in the spotlight.
So what's all this nonsense we'll give him a 'pass as he's married to a black woman'??? Get a friggin grip people. He's getting paid and is happily married and you're sitting there stewing over the portrayal of an inter-racial relationship on one of the most popular shows on tv. Why?
I love Blair but I don't really care who he's married to. Black woman, white woman, no difference. It ain't me....therefore I really don't care.
But what I want to know is why do people still get so riled by inter-racial relationships? Does it really matter if black men/women date white women/men? Or even if that's a preference.....so what? To each his own surely.
Its the reality of the world we live in, the world is a big place that's gettings maller all teh time. We all travel more, meet more people from a wider range of backgrounds (racial, social, financial, cultural, religious etc) so of course that increases the likelihood of lots of different people meeting and marrying all the time. I don't care who's with who as long as you're all happy. A sentiment that's extended without exception to everyone around me.
I touched on the topic of inter-racial relationships in January so click the link to read it....http://tigerbites.blogspot.com/2008/01/nigerian-man-vs-european-man.html
Your thoughts on this thought provoking post please!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Posted by TigerTem at 11:56 AM