Tyrese Gibson Apologizes for Controversial Comments About ‘Promiscuous Women’

Tyrese Gibson
Steven Ferdman/REX/Shutterstock

Tyrese Gibson is walking back those controversial statements about “promiscuous women.”

The “Fast and the Furious” star released a length apology on his Instagram account on Saturday after coming under fire earlier in the week for remarks made in an interview with BET about “sluts, skeezers, hoes, tramps, and overly aggressive promiscuous women” who “are never without a man because they don’t have no standards. They ready to have sex with any and everything that want to have sex with them.”

The interview, posted on Monday, received immediate backlash on social media and from media personalities, including host Wendy Williams, who said no one asked the actor to share his opinion on gender issues.

Related

Tyrese Gibson Transformers 5

Tyrese Gibson Returning for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

In his apology, Gibson says he learned a valuable lesson that “It’s not always ‘what’ you say, it’s ‘how’ we choose to say it” as he’s been “consistently for years speaking on these topics.”

“For the record, I’m far from a misogynist, a male chauvinist, or flat out mean. My intentions were there, but my delivery f—ing horrible. And clearly all the way off. And for that I sincerely apologize to all of the ladies,” he wrote. “Please accept this as my sincere apology for my poor choice of words — s— gets real when it goes from a social media dragging to my own wife giving me the side eye and coming at me. Even she’s not happy with the way I’ve conducted myself.”

He also insisted that he wasn’t “apologizing in an effort to be politically correct.”

“I apologize as a man first for the things that I’ve recently said about choices women have the right to make, for the terms that I’ve used, and the way I’ve come across. I was raised to think and feel certain ways, and I’m learning new things that combat those messages,” he added. “I am not perfect or all-knowing, nor am I the one to claim to be. I’ve learned things through experience which I share, and through these last couple of weeks, I’ve learned a lot through this well-deserved internet dragging. This is about a man owning up to his actions, taking responsibility, recognizing how to do better, and actually doing better. Ladies you deserve better.”

My mother taught me better than this….. lesson learned in life you will learn that It's not always "what" you say, it's the "how" we choose to say it. For the record I'm far from a misogynist, a male chauvinist or flat out mean….. My intentions were there but my delivery fucking horrible…. And clearly all the way off…. And for that I sincerely apologize to all of the ladies… Even after this apology…. Some may likely decide to NOT forgive me…. Time and consistency heals all wounds…. Although I've been consistently for years speaking on these topics and some of the same words in my message, I have never experienced what I am experiencing right now. – I've been getting dragged and feel the heat from my poor choice of words and approach to my messages, trust me….. Please accept this as my sincere apology for my poor choice of words – Shit gets real when it goes from a social media dragging to my own wife giving me the side eye and coming at me, even she's not happy with the way I've conducted myself…. it's crazy how non-public figures can say and do some really dumb shit and it will stay amongst your family and friends or local in your hood…. When you have been an entertainer for 15+ years the whole WORLD is literally watching you grow up & learn, bump your head, make mistakes and evolve as the world watches…. This is a real lesson learned… This is not just a regular IG post for me. I want to truly say that I'm sorry, I'm not APOLOGIZING in an effort to be politically correct, I apologize as a man first for the things that I've recently said about choices women have the right to make, for the terms that I've used and the way I've come across. I was raised to think and feel certain ways, and I'm learning new things that combat those messages. I am not perfect or all knowing, nor am I the one to claim to be. I've learned things through experience which I share, and through these last couple of weeks, I've learned a lot through this well deserved internet dragging…… This is about a man owning up to his actions, taking responsibility, recognizing how to do better, and actually doing better. Ladies you deserve better…

A post shared by TYRESE (@tyrese) on

Gibson plays Roman Pearce in “Fate of the Furious,” which is currently playing in theaters.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 10

Leave a Reply

10 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. LouAnnabeyle says:

    Tyrese is one of these men in deep denial. He actually loves these “hoes” but his inflated ego won’t let him claim it too loud. Anytime a man rants like that about women is a man refusing to deal with his own demons and forbidden fantasies. Tyrese has been seen rejoicing, grabbing, touching and climbing on women like sex dolls on set of his videos! Who dis man think he is fooling here? How can you make it rain at the strip club almost everyday and then get mad that you did? Lol. Tyrese made that self revealing rant thinking he would get away with it. Except that it didn’t and now we know what kind of “man” he is… Apologize for what? He meant everything he said but forgot to mention that he is THAT man that these “hoes” cannot live without lol! Once a fool always a fool! Baby bwoy BYE!

  2. I wonder how many of those types of “sluts, skeezers, hoes, tramps, and overly aggressive promiscuous women” he’s slept with. He needs to relax, keep his judgmental opinions to himself and stop acting as if now as the authority to condemn women who live the type of life he’s supported for years.

  3. Isabella R says:

    This is ridiculous. As a woman, what he said is appropriate. There are women out there that don’t respect themselves and are promiscuous and hurt themselves with greed for money, power, attention. That hurts everyone. Women should respect themselves. Being liberated does not mean objectifying yourself and hurting yourself and others.

  4. heyitsron says:

    Let’s make a controversial statement. Any controversial comment. Hey, one on free spirited women will do. To get attention. And so he’ll have to apologize for it. Then apologize for it. To get more attention. Did anyone say deliberate? As in starved for media attention?

  5. Phillip Ayling says:

    If the identical words had been the lyrics in a new album, it would have been largely ignored.

  6. Jack says:

    But he’s right…

    • Ahsoka says:

      @Jake GFY! Tyrese put himself out there to be criticized once he started criticizing women. I would not be surprised if you are a follower PUA hate forums.

    • Ahsoka says:

      Yeah but he has been just as promiscuous as the women he is criticizing. Tyrese needs to get off his so called moral high horse and stop show-boating his new relationship on social media. Tyrese is far from perfect. Because no one is perfect.

      I like Tyrese I think he is a very talent singer, as an actor he is hit or miss. To quote CinemaSins :”earn that paycheck Tyrese.” But he really needs to do some self reflection, because I am sure he has had relations with some promiscuous women, how about criticizing promiscuous men, it should go both ways.

      I respect him for apologizing. Because no one has any right to judge anyone.

      • Jake says:

        Your reply is full of judgements! You just said no one has the right to judge anyone. So the people who are judging Tyrese in this controversy shouldn’t judge? I’m confused. Does this fall under the ridiculous belief that intolerance of intolerance isn’t intolerance school of thought?

      • Maria says:

        You are right. Wish he had taken responsibility and amended his remarks rather than apologizing for them.

More Film News from Variety

Loading