Michelle Williams was forced to defend her white, pastor husband, Chad Johnson after controversial marks he made about her mental health.
Earlier this week, we MTO reported that Johnson had faced backlash after he got in his feelings about Williams' discussion around race, asking her "have you taken your meds?"
The clip of the discussion with the couple and their therapist was used to promote the second episode of their show, Chad Loves Michelle.
During an interview on the Frank & Wanda show, she addresses the furor.
"That conversation that we were talking about happened the night before. It was not filmed so people don’t know what I was saying to Chad for Chad to be like, ‘Did you take your meds?’ Now, I didn’t like when he say that. But people also did not hear when he apologized.
I think that’s what irritates us. We are a soundbite generation. We won’t take the time and the effort to actually watch a whole episode. We will take a soundbite and we judge a person, we judge a show, we judge a relationship based off of one little clip. He apologized and I apologized for cutting. I got my momma in me, I can cut you with my words.
That was based off of communication. He took something the wrong way and I literally said, ‘Was it because I’m a Black woman? ‘And you don’t understand that my elevated voice is out of passion and not anger. I’m so animated that I could wear Black people out.
But we didn’t want to make it a thing about race. It literally is, ‘How do I communicate?’ Because he’s not the only person who’s told me my words cut. My mother, my friends have told me the same thing. So it’s not a Black and White thing. It literally is just me just, ‘You need to kind of tone it down."
OWN TV actually created that moment into a soundbite, so the clip did exactly what it was supposed to do. We think Michelle needs to lay the blame much closer to home.