Yeah…are we still talking about this? In 2011?
The Black interwebs were poppin’ this morning as news of Toni Braxton’s new boo spread across the wire. No, I have no clue who he is or if he’s equally famous, but there’s one thing we do know: He’s White.
*gasp* Say Whaaaat? Word? Omg!
Ok. Are we done with that?
Toni stopped by CNN news anchor (and resident White hottie *see what I did there?*) to discuss her reality show, getting over her ex, and getting back into the dating game.
When Anderson asked about Toni’s romantic life and if she was dating anyone, the singer responded, “Kinda… sprinkles of dating… I’m beginning to play in the snow a bit.”
Anderson asked Toni to explain, and she said, “He’s Caucasian.”
What I found most interesting was not that Toni’s dating a White man–who cares?–but that she engaged in some Selita Ebanks/Jasmine Sullivan-esque behavior back in her younger days and has gotten revenge on some exes.
Dating choices are personal, and if Toni (or Idris *bites fist*) wants to date a White, Latino, or Asian person…I’m all for it. But why do people keep acting like this is SUCH a big deal (especially since most Black folks marry each other)?
Is this 1911 or 2011? I’m confused.
What do you guys think?