Why Did Ayesha Curry’s Opinions On Modesty And Style Set Twitter Ablaze?

A 48 hour case study into the effects of the hot take.

December 07, 2015

Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, took to the Internet over the weekend to air out a couple opinions on current trends in women's style, as one is wont to do:


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Her hot take on the issue immediately polarized her sizable social media following, provoking voracious support and derision alike. Her name even reached trending status worldwide for a couple of hours in the aftermath. Curry then followed up her tweet with the following:



While Ayesha did not name anyone specifically, the tweets seem to have struck a nerve, given a recent wave of stories and social movements against slut-shaming that have emerged; Amber Rose in particular has led the movement of letting women wear whatever the hell they want on their bodies, thank you very much. Ayesha's comments were interpreted as slut-shaming, and many of the replies—both supportive and derisive—busied themselves with the 'hoe-ism' of Curry and women at large:



And—of course—the cycle would simply not be complete without a statement from Chef Curry himself, courtesy of CSN reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude:





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So, to recap: on the one hand, Ayesha, Steph and—I think—we as a people can all learn something about the alarmism of social media, and the furor that even one semi-controversial opinion can cause; on the other hand: memes, lol.

Why Did Ayesha Curry’s Opinions On Modesty And Style Set Twitter Ablaze?