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.

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?