Ayesha Curry's Slut Shaming Controversy

Ayesha Curry's Slut Shaming Controversy

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Overview

Ayesha Curry's Slut Shaming Controversy refers to a comment tweeted by the wife of basketball player Stephen Curry which indicated that she believed that women wearing less clothing was wrong or shameful. Many on Twitter responded to the comment, accusing Curry of slut shaming and anti-feminism.

History

On December 6th, 2015, Ayesha Curry tweeted "Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters" along with three instances of the Face with Tears of Joy emoji. The tweet received 72,100 retweets and 98,801 likes. Shortly after, she tweeted "Just looking at the latest fashion trends. I’ll take classy over trendy any day of the week. #saturdaynightinsight," which received 15,777 retweets and 23,837 likes.


Ayesha Curry ayeshacurry * Follow Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like to keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters RETWEETS LIKES 72,100 98,801 11:52 PM-5 Dec 2015 Ayesha Curry ayeshacurry * Follow Just looking at the latest fashion trends. I'll take classy over trendy any day of the weelk #saturdaynightinsight RETWEETS LIKES 5,777 23,837 11:56 PM-5 Dec 2015

The tweets prompted an outcry from many online who found it judgmental for Curry to recommend that women wear less revealing clothing. Many women on Twitter accused Curry of shaming them for dressing in their own style. Celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and Roxanne Gay weighed in on both sides of the debate.


felicidad @felicianista * Follow Sounds as if Ayesha Curry thinks her body/other women's bodies are like consumer goods marketed exclusively for use by men, or something RETWEETS LIKES 76 91 8:32 AM-6 Dec 2015 christine teigen @chrissyteigen * Follow @ayeshacurry you got people writing articles on a Sunday RETWEETS LIKES 1,901 3,783 10:00 AM-6 Dec 2015

Steph Curry weighed in on the debate by posting a photo of his wife to his Instagram account, calling her "#theinstagator [sic]."

Notable Developments

Food Network Television Show

On March 31st, Food Network announced that it would be creating a show called At Home With Ayesha, starring Curry as she prepared meals, and adapted from her personal YouTube channel Little Lights of Mine, where she often presents content in a cooking-show style.



A writer from Uproxx was one of the first to break the news, using a still from the above episode of Little Lights of Mine to illustrate the story. User StephenCurrency quoted the news organization's tweet, adding the phrase ""Add a dash of salt for u hoes," as a way to parody Curry's previous slut shaming incident. The tweet received 1,539 retweets and 826 likes. StephenCurrency made nine consecutive tweets with similar types of jokes, the most popular of which received over 2,600 retweets and 1,900 likes.


Stephen¢urrency, com * Follow Add a dash of salt for u hoes" RT @UPROXX: Ayesha Curry getting a Food Network show, family's continued dominance RETWEETS LIKES 7:44 PM-31 Mar 2016 Stephen¢urrency, com * Follow "I like to marinade my breast and thighs in seasonings, not on Instagram like you skanks, no thanks" RETWEETS LIKES 2,622 1,917 8:33 PM-31 Mar 2016

Others joined in with making fun of Curry's previous slut shaming. At 11:52 pm, user GeauxGabby tweeted a similarly parodical tweet using another still photograph from Little Lights of Mine which received 3,566 retweets and 2,615 likes. Yet another still was put into circulation by JHatesSports, who tweeted just three minutes before GeauxGabby with another joke.


The Unorthodox Duck @GeauxGabby * Follow And VOILA! A finished product the whole family can enjoy! Because all my children have the same father!" RETWEETS LIKES 3,566 2,615 11:52 PM-31 Mar 2016 Follow @JHatesSports "I think you all will enjoy my recipes because unlike most of you gals I don't put just anything in my mouth" RETWEETS LIKES 2,244 1,896 11:49 PM-31 Mar 2016

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