A reader (sort of?) feels like we were biased for the Usher article we published yesterday.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
“Amanda, you need to be more responsible with the power you have with the things you write about. The post you guys put up about Usher crying in court was totally irresponsible and a poor choice for a married woman! I live in Atlanta just like you do, so I know you know how the real Usher can be. He cheats on every woman he dates and that didn’t change when he married Tameka. I am sick and tired of all the black bloggers (who are mostly women) tearing another black woman apart who was cheated on by her husband. Let me ask you this? Why is Usher always a victim in his life and his failed relationships? He stepped out on his wife and fired his mom, but we are supposed to feel sorry for him? Why? Because he is mediocre singer who can kind of dance? You black women are so childish and catty!
You guys are so quick to tear down another black woman and uplift the man that dogged her. And it doesn’t stop there with celebrities, many do it in real life too! You’ll fight another woman over a man who isn’t even faithful to you!
And all these bloggers are paid to post lies by these celeb’s PR teams! The picture Usher uploaded to his Facebook account was just another strategy to keep you gullible people on his side. Even Tameka said he was just sneaking a look at his phone (which wasn’t supposed to be on in court) and they both laughed because he was on his phone in court. However, you and other bloggers are trying to make it seem like he was sad or crying in that photo.
There are always 3 sides to every story, but why are you people only showing Usher’s side? I met Tameka in person, and she was a total sweetheart. Usher didn’t even want to speak and acted like a jerk; but the same woman all you people loathe was completely down to earth. At least be a Journalist and dig for the entire truth before posting biased information!”
Thank you for taking the time to read our little corner of the web. I appreciate that despite how you feel about what we post. I understand your frustration, but there are a few things I need to clarify.
The first thing you have to understand is that no one on this staff has chosen a side on this matter. No, we’re not Team Usher or Team Tameka over here. We’re actually Team Raise Your Damn Kids Like Grown Ups on this website. The story put up by my incredible Editor AJ Niles was strictly news–and as we reported, Usher did shed tears on the stand.
Rather or not they are genuine tears is up for debate, but please understand that we and our loyal readers tend to be a little smarter when it comes to the mannerisms of celebrities. I’m well aware of what publicists and money hungry bloggers are capable of doing when they have the power, so I haven’t formed a negative opinion of Tameka besides her childish behavior on Twitter. And I feel that our comment section reflected that of intelligent people who realize that Usher has a part to do in the failure of his marriage.
And regarding black women and your accusation of our need to gang up on other women…I personally feel you should reserve those sentiments for the entire cast of Basketball Wives instead of our readership. We don’t tend to attack anyone but Kim Kardashian, which is actually more deserved.
Maybe you needed to rant, but believe me when I say, we’ve already peeped how Hollywood works over here. Try not to let what you read on the blogs get to you. We all are entitled to our opinions, the only difference is, none of them really matter. Only Tameka and Usher will ever know the whole truth.
Editor in Chief