Say What? Usher’s Ex-Wife Thinks Undercover Gay Men Should Wear Bright Wristbands

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Vibe / December 8, 2011

Gay men should never hide their sexuality; at least what Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond expressed in her tweets. She recently took to Twitter, sending a message to gay men who are perceived as straight to have a clear indication of their sexual preference. Rather than Timberlands, caps, or vests, she advises they should wear “bright wristbands.”

Of course, the advice received plenty of criticisms, but Raymond attempted to clarify her statement in another tweet. She wasn’t addressing all gay men, but talking about those who participate in “trickery.”  But she stood behind her decision, writing, “something I say STAND UP 4 it, but defensiveness is often associated with guilt. Again, my opinion..but Guilt why? Guilt usually=wrongdoing.”

Raymond isn’t the only celebrity to speak out about this matter. Rapper Game also revealed his feelings about “down low” men who as he says are responsible for spreading disease.

“Game has a problem with people that are pretending not to be gay and are gay,” he said during an interview with VLADTV. “Because the number one issue with that is that you could be fooling somebody and you could give them AIDS and they can die.”

The subject of AIDS/HIV disease within African Americans is a hot topic for continued discussion, specifically the overwhelming effects it has on the black community and women. According to the Huffington Post, they revealed numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stating black women accounted for 30 percent of new HIV infections among all blacks in 2009, and had an estimated HIV infection rate 15 times higher than white women and three times higher than Latino women.–Eric Diep