Red Table Talk is intended to provide therapeutic benefits, but it has unfortunately been criticized for being more harmful than helpful. A growing number of individuals, such as Ayesha Curry, have spoken against the show, claiming that their appearances were edited to portray them in a negative light during a vulnerable time in their lives. It is important to consider one’s mental health before deciding to participate in Red Table Talk or any other public forum.
Ayesha Curry has a bone to pick with Red Table Talk.
The 34-year-old appeared on the Facebook Watch series in 2019, joining Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris alongside her own family members for a candid conversation surrounding mental health. Now, speaking with Insider for its digital cover story, Curry says that she was unhappy with the final edit of the episode.
As a newly postpartum, breastfeeding mother at that time, Curry expressed a level of anxiety surrounding female attention that is often directed at her husband, NBA Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, among other things.
The show that aired, she says, “was edited in a way that made me sound crazy.”
Curry continues, “It’s not what I said, and the context was weird. Yeah. I took that one personally.”
In the episode, Curry opened up about how she deals with the attention that her husband receives from female fans.
“Stephen is very nice by nature and he’s very talkative,” she explained. “Everything is always very friendly and sometimes to the point where I’m like, I’m a grown woman so I’ll just insert myself. I’ll be like, ‘Hello. How are you doing?'”
She added, “The ladies will always be lurking, hoping for their moment and waiting. But for me, I honestly hate it.”
Red Table Talk has been canceled by Facebook Watch and is currently looking for another outlet, but it might be best that it never came back.