What exactly is a "read"? It's nothing new. Those familiar with gay slang or pop culture (mostly the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise) need no explanation. But if you don't know, now you do: A read is a cool, calm, collected way to tell a person about his/herself without cursing or causing a scene. Because the truth hurts the most.
During the process, your movements may be exaggerated, words might be enunciated and your side-eye is likely killer. It's basically several steps beyond "shade."(Also see: Kid Fury and Crissle's The Read). Celebrities have taken part in some of the finest reads we've seen thus far. These 6 famous examples will make you never leave your library card at home. —Sean Thompson