I’m sure social media followers of Tyrese are familiar with his video posts. In his most rant – I mean recording – he talks about how blogs, media, and reality TV ruin stable relationships because they focus on celebs’ messy divorces.
“Because of the press and the media, because of these constant images that are on magazines and all over blogs and websites every day, this is another form of the devil’s work. I’ll tell you why…blogs and websites, press and media, they got a job to do. They do. But unfortunately, a lot of married couples don’t end up on the cover of some of our favorite magazines until they file for divorce, which makes getting a divorce way more popular than the marriages that are actually working. That are still functioning. That are still happy and beautiful. There should be more magazines and more media and press attention around husbands and wives and marriages and families that are functioning and doing well. Happy, beautiful and amazing. We should highlight love and beauty and things that are working versus just being so focused on the things that aren’t working. That’s how I feel.
And so, what ends up happening is you’re at home and you’re looking at shows like ‘The Housewives’ and all of these different reality TV shows and in your mind, this reality becomes reality. You find yourself arguing and having issues at your house and in your marriage and in your family that are directly influenced from the s–t that you’re seeing on TV. You don’t even know it.
You, as a woman, you’re sitting there watching TV and you’re witnessing in which women complain and have issues and conflicts in their marriages that are filmed on a reality show. And they’re directly influencing issues and conflicts that are being created in your house.
That is not your f–king marriage. Those are not your issues. That is not your situation. You have what you have with your husband. That is your family. Those are your kids. That is your situation that you created. So, the fact that you’re allowing these outside images and reality TV shows and blogs and websites and all of this negative stuff that is being constantly fed on all social media [and] all over television everywhere to influence how you feel about your husband, your own family, or your wife is wrong. I believe it is a direct orchestration of the devil’s work. That’s how I feel. That’s my opinion.
Think of how many arguments were sparked and created from some s–t you seen on TV.”
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve never side-eyed my man and launched into a round of interrogations simply because I watched Stevie J. invite Mimi and Joseline to board his bus or read that Chad left a receipt for condoms in the back of his car for Evelyn to find.
And then he goes on to offer couples a little advice:
“So, for those of you that are still happily married, still in a relationship, still have this thing that I call ‘the love bubble’ where you say you know what? I don’t give a f–k what’s going on in the world. What I have with my girl is what I have with my girl, and we’re not gonna allow anybody and their outside influences to influence the foundation or the love or the integrity of what I have in this house. These are my kids. This is my family. This is my world. This is our bubble. These are our rules. If you want to wear black lipstick and black fingernails and f–kin’ platinum tall boots and wear patent leather every day, that’s my woman. That’s who I love. That’s who I’m with. We listen to Metallica every day. That’s what the f–k we do. Shut up. Don’t you tell me that my man or my woman is weird because of the things that we love to do. Whoever you have and whatever you’re into, that’s your world. That’s your love bubble. You do your thing and let me do mine.”
So wait, does this mean his fans should ignore his videos and advice books, too? Because I sure as hell don’t read that ish to improve my relationships.
Clutchettes and Gents, do you think blogs, media, reality TV, and celebrity advice books negatively influence real-life relationships?