Late last month, Food Network announced that they are going to give a cooking show to Ayesha Curry. The show is tentatively titled At Home With Ayesha, and it will feature her sharing some of the recipes that she uses to cook for her family. And naturally, social media responded to the news about the show by doing what social media does best: Congratulating Ayesha Using an image of Ayesha cooking to create more memes than we can count.

There was this:

And this:


During a recent interview with ESSENCE, Curry was asked about her new show, her new cookbook, The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Fun, and the Joy of Eating Well, and, of course, the memes. She said that the memes are “not hurtful” and that the negative attention she receives online “doesn’t affect my personal life." But she also wondered why people go out of their way to make memes using her image.

“It just doesn’t make sense to me,” she said. “I wonder why people are so hateful sometimes. I just don’t get it. I want people to know these memes aren’t coming from me and I didn’t endorse them. I have a feeling whoever is making them is mostly men trying to pin women against each other and that’s something I don’t stand for, especially with us Black women. I just wish we could support each other a little bit more. I want everybody to succeed.”

You can read the rest of Ayesha’s ESSENCE interview here. In it, she discusses Steph Curry's favorite meal, cooking for the Warriors, and other things that are, in the grand scheme of things, significantly more important than memes.

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