So much for having famous parents. Actress Gabrielle Union said the boys she's raising in Chicago with Bulls guard Dwyane Wade have had difficulty "pulling chicks."Imagine that! Who would have ever imagined that all those ads and television shows were not faithfully reflecting the realities of male-female attraction?
Wade has two sons, 14-year-old Zaire and 9-year-old Zion, with his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches. He had a third son from a different relationship, Xavier, in 2013. He is also raising his teenage nephew, Dahveon Morris. Wade, 34, and Union, 44, wed in 2014.
Union told Harper's Bazaar in an article posted online Monday that she empathizes with her older boys' desire to fit in at school and to be seen as "raceless and truly judged by their character, not for the skin they are wearing."
"So much of their issues with skin color have to do with who girls choose," Union said. "And if you're going to a school where there aren't that many black girls, A) you're already further down on the totem pole, and they're like, 'We've got two famous parents, this should really be helping us pull chicks! But nope? Nothin'? Nobody?'"
Union said their popular female classmates in Chicago are choosing "Bieber looking" boys.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Your TV lied to you
Even being from a wealthy and famous family, with a first-rate athletic pedigree, isn't enough to overcome the negative factor of being black in the eyes of most young women: