Rickey Smiley’s Son Makes Offensive Comment About Black Women, Rickey Responds
Rickey Smiley’s son, Malik, sparked a media firestorm with his recent, offensive comments toward black women. For those who missed it, Malik made it clear that he finds black women unattractive. The comments surfaced on the latest episode of Rickey Smiley: For Real.
Letting the Cat Out of the Bag:
On the episode, Malik was set up on a blind date by his cousin. When asked how it was going, he offered a response that has off black people everywhere. “Her face,” said Malik. “Black females are not attractive to me. I look at them like my sisters… I went to an all-white school. Sometimes people have different tastes, and I don’t have a taste for her.”
Check out the clip from the episode. His statement comes at the 6:50-second mark.
Needless to say, it didn’t take long for viewers to fire back. But, not only was Malik criticized, many fans wondered if Rickey Smiley supported his son or shared his sentiments. In fact, many began questioning the famed comedian/radio host.
Check out some of the tweets:
I guess Rickey Smiley's son must think his mom, grandmother and essentially himself is unnattractive especially when his ass is ALL black
— D.. (@deranixo) January 24, 2017
Rickey Smiley son Malik has alot of growing up to do..script or not..black boys are the only ones who get played into not liking their kind
— ♋️ThotQueenBAE (@PureSatin69) January 24, 2017
Like anybody was checking for rickey smiley's son in the first place.
— cheap (@tiaraxdanae) January 24, 2017
Idk what's worse the fact that this young man hates Black women or the fact that Rickey Smiley been knew his son hated Black women
— StarSeedShen (@ShenJenene) January 24, 2017
Rickey wasted no time responding. He’s made it clear he’s not here for his son’s comments. On Jan. 23, Rickey took to Twitter to address the situation. He admitted he was “pissed.” He also revealed his son would be apologizing on air for his offensive comments.
And for the recored the producer told my son the make that statement about black women. He's about to apologize on the air
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) January 23, 2017
Although Malik has apologized, unfortunately, many fans are still giving Rickey the side-eye. But, hopefully, the apology will eventually put out the media firestorm.