Sherri Shepherd’s recent comments about Sheryl Lee Ralph’s son Etienne have sparked controversy and discomfort among social media users. Find out what she said and why folks are cringing inside..
Daytime talk show host Sherri Shepherd has recently come under fire for comments she made about Sheryl Lee Ralph’s 31-year-old son Etienne on her talk show, “The Sherri Shepherd Show.”
During the episode, the talk show host discussed how “fine” Etienne is and made several comments about his physical appearance, as well as his name and hobbies.
”I have known Etienne since he was a baby and he was always a cute baby,” she shared. “I remember when he was 7, I said to Sheryl Lee Ralph, ‘You’re going to have to watch out for these women because these women are going to be after Etienne.’ And I just want to say, ‘Sheryl, you don’t wanna have me at your house anymore.'”
She continued, “Honeyyyyy, let me tell you something. Sheryl Lee Ralph don’t want me over for no girls’ night. She gone be like, ‘Where Sherri go?’ on girls’ night. Like girl, ‘I’m up here with Etienne, that’s where I’m at.”
Sherri, the former co-host of “The View,” went on to comment on Etienne’s name, which she described as “exotic,” saying, “You should have named his behind Rufus.”
Then, she made a joke about him being a yoga instructor, saying, “That means he’s flexible. I know Sheryl Lee Ralph ain’t gone like this, but honey I need to be stretched. I need some yoga in my life. What’s that one? The downward dog?,” she said before getting down on her hands and knees on the floor.
“I ain’t never needed yoga as much as I needed yoga right now. I got my third eye on you boy!,” she said.
While Shepherd’s comments may have been intended as humor, many people have expressed discomfort with the way she spoke about Etienne. Some have criticized her for objectifying him and crossing boundaries, given that she has known him since he was a child.
Peep some reactions below:
“All I’m gonna say is, if Sherri Shepherd was a man and Etienne was a woman, there would be an outrage,” one Twitter user wrote.
— BIG FREDDY (@RashadEst85) March 30, 2023
”I had to turn it off,” said one Twitter user.
”She’s disgusting,” another responded.
Sherri Shepherd has known Sheryl Lee Ralph’s son since he was a baby. She is nasty AF for talking about him in this way. https://t.co/4EmlQHDxod
— (@MJFINESSELOVER) March 30, 2023
All I’m gonna say is, if Sherri Shepherd was a man and Etienne was a woman, there would be an outrage. pic.twitter.com/Jxx9J1uoMq
— André Marcel Harris, MSW (@andreharris89) March 30, 2023
This is predatory pic.twitter.com/iOeB5xJ3nE
— D’Honey (@ItsJustDame) March 30, 2023
“This is predatory,” a Twitter user responded.
So cringe. I’ve tried to watch her show when she has a guest I like, however, I just gave up. This is how she is with her male guest as well —trying to be funny, but it’s not. Very uncomfortable.
— booktwt (@bookish_talibah) March 30, 2023
”So cringe. I’ve tried to watch her show when she has a guest I like, however, I just gave up. This is how she is with her male guest as well —trying to be funny, but it’s not. Very uncomfortable,” another person wrote.
Etienne took to social media where he shared a clip of Sherri’s segment with the caption, “Nah @sherrieshepherd you wild for this… ‘I got my third eye on you’ is crazyyyy lmaoo.”
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