Woody McClain played the baby boy of New Edition, Bobby Brown, in BET’s New Edition Story, but shortly after the series premiered, a tweet was uncovered where he talked slick about black women.
“White is right” and “Black girls are soooo overrated,” were two of the tweets McClain posted a couple of years back (that have now been deleted)
McClain attempted to defend himself, by letting people know he’s been in a relationship with a black woman for 10 years.
— Woody McClain (@WOODY_THEGREAT) February 5, 2017
In an interview with Essence, McClain clarified his old tweets.
“So it was a Tweet that was token out of content what I said. The tweet that I wrote was, ‘If it ain’t white it ain’t right’. Me growing up through comedy, that’s a comedy reference. Once you go black, you never go back. That’s a comedy reference. So I feel like somebody took that Tweet, added more Tweets, photoshopped it, undefeated, you will not beat Photoshop. And they’re adding more to my Tweets. I love black women, I always push for black women. When I shoot my videos, go to follow me @woody_thegreat, you will see all my content, I promote black love. If I was going to switch up, I would have did it three years ago when I started social media, you feel me? So there is no switching up for it. My mother is black. My sister is black. I love my black friends. I push my positivity. Every time I do my comedy videos, I’m doing it to put us in a positive light. So you see what I’m saying? So I’m not even mad that this happen. I’m actually happy. So I want my little African-American brothers, listen Y’all gotta understand this is not a joke. It’s not sensitive, it’s not funny no more”.
Well, I guess that’s the end of that.