Terrence Howard recently made an inflammatory statement about the Ray Rice situation (like almost everyone else), but he wants you how upset he is about his name being used to bash black women.
Too late Terrence! When the shocking elevator video of Ray Rice clocking his once fiancée now wife Janay Palmer emerged celebrities and everyone else pretty much had something public to say about it. With statements coming out left and right on Rice, TMZ attributed a controversial quote about Rice to Terrence Howard:
Dating black women will ruin your life. They always ruin a successful black man. And they wonder why we are running from them in droves.
Good lord, it doesn’t get much worse than that. The Best Man Holiday actor immediately called out TMZ for claiming he made the ludicrous quote in question. Howard went ahead and responded on his own that he would never say any like that at all.
“Anyone who knows me knows that this is a complete fabrication in an effort to hurt me and my family,” Terrence wrote. “Not only am I hurt that anyone would believe this it angers me that anyone can take a picture and just add text and claim that it was a quote from me.”
Terrence has built up an outstanding career including an Oscar nomination for Hustle and Flow and has a big fan base in the black community, women in particular. In order to stave off accusations, Howard took to Instagram immediately to refute the quote.
Although, Howard completely denies the quote, not everyone was so quick to say he didn’t make it Howard is no stranger to controversial statements, last year he said black people have a “crab mentality” that causes us to pick one another apart.
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Obviously, that statement didn’t go over too well. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean he made the claim about black women that TMZ has assigned to him. In an attempt to further distance himself from the comment he may or may not have made, Howard posted:
“I love not a according to the color of the skin but a place where nothing by the souls can speak,” he attempted to explain. “Black women are beautiful and amazing. I just haven’t been fortunate enough in this octave to have been married to one.”
His denial seems pretty fishy, back in a 2007 interview with Elle magazine Howard was quoted as saying:
“I like women who look like me. Generally, you’re attracted to women who look like you, because the most beautiful thing in nature is your own reflection.”
We’re not sure if that was Howard or just his ego speaking! It should be noted that Terrence is well known for not dating black women but now he’s really trying his best to show everyone just how much he really loves black women.
No verdict is out yet whether he made the comments or not, but if so it would be certainly disastrous to his somewhat stagnant career right now. Alienating your primary fan base is not a good way to get ahead in show business.
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