Toya Carter celebrated her birthday the other night in Atlanta with friends, family and strangers, and baby girl rolled up in an Aston Martin. Toya posted one of her special gifts on Twitter and a few people were upset about it.
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Toya tweeted that she received this pink pistol from a special someone, but apparently, someone felt that she is not portraying the right image…so they wrote an open letter to BET.
A recent email that was sent to BET:
I love that there’s an African American company that promotes black entertainment. I think BET does a wonderful job with exploring and reaching the urban communities. But I have an issue that just came up. You guys ran a reality show with “Toya and Tiny” a couple of months ago. What I got from that show was two young ladies attemtping to move from the view of their kids father. I guess you guys were attempting to send a positive message. But not even 6 months later, Toya is publicing a recent birthday gift which is a hand gun on twitter with a comment, “I love it.” Besides Wayne just appearing in Court for a handgun charge and her daughter actually being on twitter, I think it’s very disrespectful and inappropriated for Toya to display this type of behavior. It truly doesn’t send a positive message. African Americans already has to face the challenge of sterotypes and sigmas that society has placed on our culture. I think Toya is a nice young lady but made a bad chose. Please remind
her to always represent herself in a positive manner no matter where she is and regardless to who her audience is. We not only represent ourselves, we represent a nation of people like us.
I was very bothered by Toya’s most recent twitter picture and comment. And can’t image if anyone else feel the same way.
Do you feel that displaying and praising a gift of that sort tarnishes her image???