"No fact-checking, no nothing. And in one week’s time, there were like five different dudes, a baby—I’m a homewrecker. In literally seven days. I can’t point the finger at the White media. They don’t care about us. Paparazzi are not staked out in front of any of our houses. They are not going through our garbage because they don’t care about us in that way. So when you hear crap about us, it is coming from our own community, which hurts."
The legendary Miss Nia Long adds: "We are some of the few Black actresses whose passions are rooted in our community." Ummm...if you are the few, who are the several whose passions aren't rooted in the black community?
Gabrielle continues: "There is this idea that there is integrity in journalism; if it’s written it has to be true. But that’s not the case. When blogs or any of the magazines get it wrong, there’s no accountability. In the next breath, they’ll complain on the blogs that we don’t have enough Black stars. Well, you rip us to shreds every two seconds from our nose to the weave to the clothes to the shoes to the ashy ankles."
Okay, there is one thing I hate, which is a complaining celebrity. You mean to tell me out of all the struggles with being a black actress you are upset about a few rants on a blog site? Especially Gabrielle Union, a personality people aren't really ranting on...I can't even think of the last gossip I heard about her or her last movie. Gabby must be googling herself and bookmarking everything she reads because if anyone mentions her name, it's quickly overlooked.
A D-list celebrity who complains about blogs versus journalism needs to understand a blogger hat and journalism hat are two different things. On my blog I am not an "objective journalist", it is about social commentary with humor. When I write for Black Voices, Vibe, or Men's Fitness, I am objective. Sure, other blogs are solely gossip, but I don't think any of them would label themselves as a journalist. Two different things Gabby -- I don't think many journalists are writing about her either!
Lastly, black gossip blogs are part of the reason why black celebrities have built a strong face in media in the past few years. White media groups are shocked at some of the hits these black gossip web sites receive and they say, "Wow, maybe black people are profitable!" Black celebrities who could never get a cover of a mainstream magazine are getting attention from blogs. When you have A-list celebrities doing an interview on blogs, it's obvious something important is happening in media.
Miss Gabby thinks way too highly of herself and needs to get upset if no one is talking about her. While I am not a Beyonce fan I love the fact that she rarely ever responds to some of the foolishness. Being, or at least looking, "unbothered" is one of the greatest marketing ploys. Right now, Gabrielle Union is looking "pressed"!