Sherri Shepherd opened up to ‘The Breakfast Club’ about her 13-year-old son Jeffrey’s dating preferences and asked for advice on how to deal with the fact that he says he likes white girls.
via Atlanta Black Star:
“I am going through this thing, he likes these girls and … there’s not that many little Black girls in his school … ’cause he came in and he said, ‘Mommy, I like white girls’ … The little Black girls get mean with him,” she says of her 13-year-old son Jeffrey Charles Tarpley. “Like, sometimes they don’t wanna speak. Sometimes they act crazy. And he’s like, ‘Why they act so crazy?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know. So I keep trying to tell the little girls to be nicer so he can come towards you. But the other girls see him and they go, ‘Hey, Jeffery’ and they wanna feel his hair.”
Shepherd added that her son was put off by a Black classmate rolling her neck and asked for some advice on how to deal with his preferences.
Charlamagne said he should be surrounded by “other strong, male figures” while Yee said Jeffrey should be surrounded by “more kids that look like him.”
What do you think of Sherri’s revelation? You can check out this particular part of her interview at the 37:20 mark in the video below.