Tyrese has come forth with an apology about his comments related to obese people and dealing with an ongoing obesity epidemic. In a recent interview, Tyrese was asked about his responsibility as an entertainer to lead people to live healthier lifestyles. Tyrese responded,
“No two situations are the same. If you are fat and nasty and you don’t like the way you look, do something about it. It’s simple. When you take a shower and you put your fat, nasty body in the shower and by the time you get out, the mirrors are all steamed up so you don’t look at what you did to yourself. That may sound offensive or insensitive but ultimately, you are big as hell because you have earned that s–t. You worked your a– off to eat everything in sight to get big as hell.” “If you got a problem with the way you look, then you need to do something about it. Excuses sound best to the people that’s making them up.”-Tyrese interview with All Hip Hop Dot Com
After the controversy had taken his toll Tyrese was forced to speak on the manner. In a prepared statement, Tyrese said,
“I’m not apologizing for what I said I’m apologizing for the bad choice of wording and execution of my point around obesity”
and via Twitter he elaborated even more…
“We always associate addictions to cocaine, Heroin, and or alcoholic abuse…Food is the No. 1 addiction in America. #TruthTweet”
During all of this controversy, Tyrese was on a promo tour to promote his new film, Fast and Furious 6, which will be in theaters May 24th, 2013.