Gabrielle Union stirred up some hate while celebrating the sisterhood she’s built up around herself in Hollywood.
As a former Mean Girl, the Think Like A Man Too star knows the power of positive influences. On Woman Crush Wednesday she gave a special shout out to the ladies that have helped her to become a better woman.
“When ppl ask me how i learned to be a professional or how to navigate Hollywood and all it’s ups and downs,” Gabrielle stated in a post on Instagram earlier this week, “I always say I was lucky enough to have had guardian angel actresses.”
She thanked Regina King, Holly Robinson-Peete, Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell-Martin for always being there to “show me the way, to hold my hand, to be a partner in crime, and a giver of hope and discipline… they give love.”
Their support has been invaluable to Gabrielle in an industry where women are more likely to tear each other down than build one another up. “Nowadays some women seem to relish how much shade they can throw or who they can shun or getting off on watching ppl fail or flail,” Gabrielle wrote. “I’m forever grateful for these powerful dope women in my life showing me the way.”
One of Gabrielle’s critics took her last statements as just the opening they needed to serve up a big cup of judgement in the comments section!
Like you respected Shavonne on that JET COVER…, HAVE A SEAT. Or like you ruined a marraige,” one follower by the name of bohemianchicbaby wrote in reply. “Like you uplifted other black actresses. ..name someone you mentored? I’ll wait.”
The hater wasn’t done there as they asked, “How’s that break baby?”
Before wrapping up the read, bohemianchichbaby recalled Gabrielle’s words about losing the role on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal” months ago. “Remember when you shaded Kerry Washington and said ‘I wasn’t disappointed about not getting ‘Scandal,’ I got something better.’ So shady, but you call out others?”
Pulling a direct quote is a patented troll move that reflects just how dedicated someone is to spreading hate. Gabrielle had a few loyals speak on her behalf, though, to argue that everyone should be allowed to grow.
Another follower with the handle flgrown came to Gabrielle’s defense, arguing “We have all made mistakes on our journey, I am grateful that ONLY God himself is the ultimate judge.”
Still another Gabrielle fan pointed out that bohemianchicbaby totally missed the point of Gabrielle’s post. “When you learn, you teach.. When you get, you give.. Exactly what she is doing” a followe who goes by jourdenstia wrote. “Sad some of y’all don’t get it.”
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"