Civil rights leaders have since asked Watts to apologize for the accusation (seeing as she was allegedly screwing her boyfriend in a car), and she has refused.
Some things to note:
1) This does not let the LAPD off the hook. Were we to do things all over again, we'd automatically still take Watts's word over the cops. We have no solid evidence she was fucking her boyfriend in that car, and POC really don't like it when the cops stop us for (seemingly) no goddamn reason. The boyfriend has even stated this is the third time cops have randomly stopped the two of them. Fashion tip: no one actually gets "used" to that shit simply because it keeps happening. If anything they get angrier every time it does, and are far more liable to snap.
So Watts's screw-up doesn't give cops (especially white cops) any newfound credibility. The relationship we have with the po-po will remained unchanged until further notice.
2) People keep citing Watts's Django Unchained credit like this is all she's ever done. Her list of credits is actually more extensive than folks would have you believed. She's a bona fide actress. So although she's never been a tabloid target, she's been working rather steadily over the last fourteen years. Now, I can't say recent events will do her resume any good....
3) This situation has earned Danièle Watts a Nita Jade Hanson Award*. Fuck nominations and suggestions; the trophy is hers.
Let's run down the reasons right quick. First, she chooses a white dude who's nowhere near her level of pretty.
Deal with that for a minute.
Second, she then (allegedly) gets down and dirty with him in a parked car in broad daylight...like folks would really want to see that shit. Third, when the cops arrive and start slapping cuffs on her wrists, he throws her under the bus (I must say...when Madame Noire is posting this shit, you know it just got real).
Lastly, after being thrown under the bus...she's still with this guy.
Now, I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm not anti-BWWM. I just get really irritated when I see a sistah who could seriously stand to do better - in any relationship.
What about you, Club Members? What are your thoughts on this situation?
*I've tried renaming this shit and it just ain't happenin'. Something about that story must've really struck a chord with me.