Marlon Wayans is currently facing backlash for his comments I am Udokafraud scandal.
The Boston Celtics head coach who is engaged Nia Long, made headlines last month after he reportedly had an affair with the team’s travel agent. Udoka was eventually suspended for an entire season for violating the organization’s code of conduct. Since then, no further details about Udoka and Long’s current relationship status have been released, although the actress has spoken briefly to the media a number of times.
During an Oct. 2 interview with “Leah’s Lemonade,” when asked about Udoka’s situation, Wayans expressed that women have a distorted view of what love looks like from an early age.
He said at point 28:40 of the interview: “We live in a society where women are taught that Prince Charming rides a white horse and kisses Cinderella and they live happily ever after. That’s the imagery we have. people are people. You have to love people like water. We are not fixed objects. Love is not a fixed object.”
Following this statement, the 50-year-old claimed that most married men cheat because they are not honest with themselves or their partners.
Wayans said: “You have so many men, married men, who have this thirst or have these extramarital affairs because they are not honest with themselves and not transparent with their partner. You have to be manly enough to be honest, and if she doesn’t love you for your truth, then you still honor her and say, “I understand and I wish you could love me for who I am.”
He also revealed that he never married because he never wanted to “lie or cheat” on his significant other. Immediately following his remarks, the “White Chicks” star delved deeper into Udoka and Long’s situation.
Wayans stated at Mark 30:29 that he believed Udoka intended to love Long. Despite the media frenzy the cheating scandal has caused, Wayans advised the general public not to judge things they don’t know much about given the limited details that have been released.
He said: “Ime Udoka wanted to love Nia Long. What we do as a society, we judge their relationship. We don’t know if they have that understanding or not. We don’t know if she was blind or not. But the embarrassment that it’s all over social media and that it’s now all over the press will involve her ego, the female ego. I can’t look like that to my fans.”
Wayans added that if Long considers Udoka her “eternal” persona, she should overlook the public humiliation he inflicted on her.
He said: “If you’re unbreakable, media embarrassment, other women, nothing will break you because I’ve found love, I’ve found a partnership, I’ve found my eternity and to find eternity you have to live that way it bends and it doesn’t break… I would say to Nia Long, sister, if he is all these things, don’t care about the embarrassment, don’t care about all of it.”
Wayans ended the conversation by saying this was the same advice he would give to his daughter and sisters. As Wayans’ comments circulated online, many called out the comedian for condoning “fight love.”
“Black women don’t have to fight for love. If you choose me, you choose me, there is nothing I can do to change your decision if you don’t.”
“Who wants this fight love.”
“Stop normalizing women who have to go through hell. to find happiness.”
“You always want black women to accept fight love. No thank you.”
“The choice of cheating is not independent of the ups and downs!!!!”
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