The 44-year-old actor said that he hopes society doesn’t view him as “black” so that there is not confusion over his mom being white.
“When you [call biracial kids black], you risk disrespecting that one half of who you are and that’s my fear,” Taye told TheGrio.com. “I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother, they wonder, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’”
Taye later took to Twitter to share a clarification of his comments.
“I am a proud black man. I want my son to grow up to be a proud black man if he so chooses. He has a mother who is white. He has every right to be just as proud of his mother’s ‘blood’ as well. Please wake up, people. It’s not that deep,” Taye said.
Taye Diggs lays across the piano in this Hedwig and the Angry Inch rehearsal photo taken for his recent New York Times profile.
The 44-year-old actor, who hasn’t appeared on Broadway since a three week stint in Wicked opposite ex-wife Idina Menzel in early 2004, opened up about why he respects her even more now that he’s doing a show as a dad.
“I tip my hat to Idina. She’s been doing it… and with Walker. I look at her with even more respect and a little bit of awe. TV is like a walk in the park,” Taye said.
Idina spent a year on Broadway starring in the musical If/Then and she will soon take the show on the road this fall.
“I told Idina — ‘I want a chance to show everybody everything. I can dance and I can sing, and everybody knows I can act,’” he added.
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Idina Menzel kicked off her world tour this weekend in South Korea and she had a minor mess up during “Let It Go,” as she predicted in this exclusive video for JustJared.com!
The Frozen star, who celebrated her 44th birthday on Saturday (May 30), told us three things fans can expect to see or hear at her concerts.
“One would be some kind of screw up, whether it be lyrics or just something silly happening, which I’ve learned to welcome because then each city has their own mistake and that lets me off the hook,” Idina joked.
During the first show of the tour, Idina was entering the bridge of “Let It Go” and skipped a line of the song. She acknowledged the mistake to the crowd before continuing with the song and even singing a whole verse in Korean. Despite the tiny error, the crowd still loved it of course!