Chad Ochocinco On The Lack of Black Women On His ShowPublished by Runteldat on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 12:00 am.
Many black women rolled their eyes at the premiere of Chad Ochocinco’s reality show, Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch, given that it confirmed previous rumors that very few black women are to be found in Chad’s pool of love.
Chad has since started to discuss the criticism – on The Wendy Williams Show – and now in an interview with Essence.com. Here’s some of what the football star turned football Flavor Flav had to say.
On the criticism he’s received:
“I don’t understand why. Those who know me didn’t think twice about it because they already know how I am. I deal with all types of women. My mind set is that I think outside the box. I’m all over the place and I want to experience everything. There’s nothing wrong with [Black women] at all. If I did it the way they wanted though, there still would have been something to fuss about. It’s a lose-lose for me because no matter how I do it, there’s going to be an argument. I did Wendy Williams yesterday and I said for those who are offended about it, I apologize. But if you ever run into me, you’d date me.”
Humble man is he.
On if he was surprised by the criticism:
“I can’t do anything about that. I’ve never heard other races complaining about their men dating outside of their race besides Black people. I hate that we continue to pull that race card.”
I hate when black people don’t know what they’re talking about. Ever hear of lynchings or the fact that miscegenation used to be illegal, Chad? Know of which you speak before spouting it out.
On whether he or not understands where some black women are coming from:
“Yeah, but I still can’t appease you. I have a preference. I’m not trying to appease you on my show. I’m trying to find happiness for me and it doesn’t come from just dealing with one type of woman. “
On his preference:
“Black, White, Chinese, I don’t care what you are. If you put a smile on my face, I don’t want much.”
He’s free to date whomever he wants, but black people are not the only people who complain about interracial dating. That’s ridiculous.