Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Kyle Quiero received backlash on Twitter last weekend for attacking singer Jill Scott on her looks. Why do some black men feel the need to talk bad about black women on social media?
Although such occurrences can be forgiven, Black people are fighting an even bigger battle such as racism, police brutality and equality and to have to deal with Black men bashing Black women for no reason is truly not what the world needs now.
Quiero wondered if people found the sensational neo-soul singer attractive and to be honest, Quiero, no one questioned Scott’s beauty to begin with. Black Twitter did not let this one slide and for the right reasons as well.
Queiro’s first attacked Scott’s sex appeal as a woman by tweeting on Friday in a since-deleted post, “People are attracted to JILL SCOTT!?”
The reactions were priceless.
The fascinating aspect of Quiero’s naivety is, he kept going after the first sentence.
“By no means is she ugly,” the footballer tweeted. “But y’all really sexually aroused by her huh?”
Tory Lanez and other Scott fans came to her defence.
Like the classy woman Jill Scott is, she did not participate in any of the chaos that had Queiro written all over it. She threw a shade at the fact that she was trending again, as she trended a few weeks ago with her Verzuz with Erykah Badu.
Scott jumped into more pressing issues like advocating for justice for Breonna Taylor, Oluwatoyin Salau, and Sandra Bland.
“Wait, I was trending again? Ok then—justice for Breonna Taylor! Justice for Oluwatoyin Salau! Justice for Sandra Bland! Loving ourselves and each other is respectful and uplifting; supportive.”
The former NFL player now felt the need to apologise for attacking Scott. Classic move but a tad late Queiro. He put up a wordy apology indicating his intentions were not to make Scott or anyone feel less than they are.
“First and foremost, I would like to to [sic] apologize to Miss Jill Scott,” he began. “The topic of your beauty should not have been shared over social media for public discourse. There’s truly no excuses or explanations to be made. My comments were distasteful and unbecoming of a Black man to speak negatively of a Black woman under any circumstance.
“Second, I would like to apologize to all of those who were also offended by my post. I’m aware of the layers of hurt I peeled back with my words. I had no intention to make people feel less than, but that’s simply not good enough. Intention doesn’t equate to impact. I am aware of how much more important one’s impact is than their intention. Knowing this, I still offended a large number of people and for that I am deeply sorry.”
In a bid to patronise Scott, Queiro also addressed her not feeding into his “foolishness”.
“Miss Jill Scott just did this so gracefully by taking my foolishness as an opportunity to shed more light on the injustices against Breonna Taylor and I hope to only follow in her footsteps.”