LisaRaye is under fire after defending a radio host who compared Black women’s skin tones to different shades of toast. During a recent episode of Fox Soul’s “Cocktails With Queens,” LisaRaye, alongside co-hosts Claudia Jordan, Vivica A. Fox, and Syleena Johnson, discussed an incident where former “The Morning Bull Show” podcast host, Rob Lederman, compared notable Black women and toast shades. Lederman, who is white, shared his dating preferences with his fellow white co-hosts on the show last week, comparing the skin tones of Black women to different toaster settings. He even went as far as to say that he would “never go to a Serena Williams level, but I’m very comfortable at a Halle Berry level,” later adding, “I need a little bit of mulatto still coming through.”
The “Queens” conversation began with Claudia Jordan explaining how Halle Berry spoke out about the colorist remarks, tweeting an excerpt from Lederman’s podcast while expressing her disdain for what was said. “Disgusting. It’s ridiculous this type of nonsense is still being broadcasted across airwaves,” Halle said on Twitter. “ALL Black women are beautiful and worthy, Rob Lederman. GTFOH.”
Lederman’s comments offended most of the women on the “Queens” panel, especially Syleena Johnson, who immediately said, “he ain’t sh-t because guess what? Serena’s whole white husband who is a billionaire, b*tch, he did go down to the Serena Williams level.”
LisaRaye, however, seemed to think differently, pushing back during the discussion to defend the colorist statements. “Wait a minute. What I heard was an opinion,” she said. “I heard that he’s saying that he won’t go as far as a dark-skinned Black woman. He’s comfortable with going with the color of a Halle Berry. What’s wrong with that?”
Syleena Johnson responded, explaining to LisaRaye how many Black women would find those remarks disgusting, racist, and offensive. “He said I like ’em more mulatto. That’s what this man said,” Syleena said. “To me, that is colorism and discriminatory. That’s a fool.”
However, LisaRaye stood her ground, stating they were only given a small portion of the conversation, and he was expressing his preference for dating women.
Naturally, Black Twitter had a lot to say about the conversation, particularly LisaRaye’s stance.
One user called for an end to the FoxSoul show altogether. “Abolish @foxsoultv quickly,” one user tweeted.
Another one called out LisaRaye directly, tweeting, “I want Lisa Raye to stop talking. She always misses the mark.”
And another user touched on the fact that LisaRaye defended the colorist remarks, tweeting, “LisaRaye really said it was a preference for a WHITE man to say he wouldn’t go to a Serena Williams level but would be ok with a Halle Berry”
LisaRaye has yet to respond to the backlash over her comments.
LisaRaye Trending After Defending Radio Host Who Compared Black Women To Shades Of Toast was originally published on hellobeautiful.com