Let me get this straight: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is featured on the front cover of Essence magazine. Some folks are up in arms, saying he shouldn’t be on the front cover because he doesn’t date black women. Does that sum it up?
Actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson who is bi-racial (black and Samoan), tops the “Baddest Brothers” list–voted on by more than 4,000 Essence readers. That means women looked at the brotha and said ‘yes lawd!’, and ticked a box. They didn’t care about who he was dating. His woman/wife or baby mama could have been black, white or purple with polka dots; they were looking at Dwayne in all his hunkalicious glory. Eye Candy people.
These women voted with their eyes and possibly their lady parts, so why people now trying to take away his pass based on who he is dating? Since when has who black folks date had anything to do with whether they are black enough to go on the cover of a magazine?
Johnson has never refused to acknowledge his bi-racial heritage, unlike Vin Diesel, who is happy for people to think he’s anything but.
When Essence mag asked Johnson what he likes about black women he said: “With the black women I’ve dated, I always appreciated their love for family and their love of culture. I also appreciate the details in a woman, like her nose and lips, how her skin feels, even the way she does her nails …”
That does sound a bit weird even to me but anyway…
One Essence reader was quite vocal about Johnson being on the cover and said:
I wish people would stop this nonsense, as if it’s okay for this man to be on the cover of Essence, claiming to love Black women, when he hasn’t had any relationships with any that we know of.
It’s a joke. Robin Thicke and George Lucas can say more about what they love about Black women, than the man on this month’s cover.
Another reader said:
To all the chocolate chicks posting comments on how fine he is and how you wouldn’t mind being with him…hate to break this to you, but he would mind being with you, because he has a preference for girls on the lighter shade of pale…Oh and FYI…He’s Anglo and Samoan, so he’s not even half black, not like it matters….I would rather Robin Thicke on the cover who adores us than The Rock and Reggie Bush who don’t.
I say look, enjoy and don’t get so bent out of shape about stuff you can’t control and doesn’t concern you.