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Terrence Howard Says Black Media Slammed Him for Marrying Outside The Race

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During the promotion of his film "Dead Man Down," Terrence Howard dished on being slammed for marrying outside of his race and possibly taking a hiatus from acting.

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During his promotion rounds for his lastest film, “Dead Man Down,” Terrence Howard had a lot on his mind about black media and his acting career. The actor, who had a nasty divorce from his Jewish-raised wife of 14 years, is no stranger to drama. In 2009, reports slammed the actor after finding a variety of charges related to a violent attack on his wife, including simple assault, terrorist threats, harassment and stalking, for his 2001 arrest. In 2002, Howard pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace.

Howard said he received a lot of hatred from black media for marrying an Asian woman. “We have a crab mentality where we try to pull each other down because of choices we’ve made,” Howard said. “Because I chose to marry an Asian woman instead of a Black woman.  I think as Black people we have to start helping each other and congratulating each other for being morally strong. And doing the right thing by that.  If you dont have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” Howard also believed he was slammed by the media during his divorce from his Jewish wife because he married outside his race.

In addition to releasing steam about black media, the actor spoke about taking a break from the big screen for a while because “I feel maybe I’ve done enough, I’ve played enough in these field.  And I would like to see what other mediums that I can aspire towards.” Howard experimented with music in 2008 when he released his adult alternative album titled “Shine Through It” under Columbia Records. Howard described the album as “urban country” and wrote or cowrote all the tracks on the album.

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