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Halle Berry's Ex: Don't Call My Baby Black!

2/4/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry's ex, Gabriel Aubry, "went nuts" whenever anyone would refer to their daughter as "black" ... sources tell TMZ.

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Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ ... whenever Gabriel would read a story about Nahla that referred to her as "black," he would go off, insisting his baby was white.  We're told Gabriel would tell Halle and others they should demand a "retraction" when such references were made regarding his daughter.

As TMZ previously reported, sources tell us Gabriel has called Halle the "N" word  -- and one woman previously involved with him referred to him as a "borderline racist."

We have been unable to get in touch with Gabriel's reps for comment.

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61.

Dawn    

TMZ YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO PRINT THIS CRAP....AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN SEE THROUGH THIS... IF THIS GUY WAS RACIST Y WOULD HE BE WITH HALLE MUCH LESS HAVE A KID WITH HER..THIS IS THE HOLLYWOOD MACHINE AT ITS WORST AND SHAME ON YOU HALLE FOR PLAYING THE RACE CARD...WILL NOT SEE ANOTHER HALLE BERRY MOVIE. THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD IS FOR BOTH PARENTS TO BE CIVIL IN ALL MATTERS!

1255 days ago
62.

Sloane    

I doubt if he said that- or at least not in the way that they are trying to portray

maybe he doesn't want his child labelled ONLY a black child

maybe he strives to live a color blind life and would love to see his daughter raised in a color blind society so she can live to her full potentioal and not be stifled by labels of any kind

in the US during slavery they would say that even 1 drop of black blood qualified the person to be labelled a Negro...those days are over but a few people insist on hanging on to those outdated, prejudiced and racial ways--and they are very vocal and adamant-but not the majority any more

Gabriel was born and raised in CANADA where they never had that issue - many blacks fled to freedom in Canada (and many died trying) starting in the mid 1800's using the Underground Railway (check Wikipedia if you're not familiar with it)- set up by slaves and former slaves living in freedom in Canada

it was safe in Canada because people were considered equal -no segregation or discrimination-hard for people in the US to understand I guess

black and white did not matter- you were a person-so when the US had things like "colored only" water fountains etc. Canada did not. Blacks were not refused admission to restaurants or told to sit at the back of the bus and they never had things like "race wars" so there isn't all the residual discrimation or remaining bad feelings or resentments of either race towards the other

so Nahla-being white from Aubrey's side
and half white from Halle's side-is 3/4 white in actuality.......but maily she is a CHILD who should not be labelled anything else by media, strangers, friends or family!!


perhaps if US had a history like Canada they would not be trying to read racial things into any of this- but it seems that a lot of US citizens still have race issues and are trying to impose them here

guess it's hard for a lot of Americans to really understand how Canadians are so different this way- given their completely oppoosite histories

1255 days ago
63.

Inouno Nyx    

I don't believe anything she says. I used to tolerate her even though I know she is as manipulative as they come. I never believed that she lost hearing on one ear because of a former hubby/bf/whatever who beat her (yet she was always considerate to never say his name bcs it never happened), she made it up to paint herself as a victim. I will never support her movies again. I believe HIM, not this poisonous snake.

1255 days ago
64.

SiouxCityBoy    

Gabriel Aubry may be a "control freak" as suggested by some rags who paraphrased comments made by a "former" female best friend and business partner. Who cares? Many men and women in the entertainment business, including models and actresses are control freaks. It's part and parcel of the business. Gabriel is also a exceptionally successful business man, parleying his modeling income into a up-scale New York City restaurant. He has not shown signs of being un-stable, nor did he use his relationship with Halle Berry to further his career.

When you look to Halle Berry's past performances in relationships, she has been the un-stable person in every relationship she has had.

I say give Aubry full custody and Berry visitation rights.

1255 days ago
65.

SaraBellum    

I don't know about this dude in particular, but the Quebecois are notorious for being closet racists. It's a stereotype that came about for a reason.

There's only a pretense of tolerance and "live and let live" (c'est la vie!) political correctness. In the cosmopolitan city of Montreal there is likely tolerance, but outside that city it's a completely different story. Many Quebecers are intolerant of anyone who is not Quebecois, or who is English-speaking - no matter their skin colour. They are rabid about protecting their culture and gene-pool. Half or more of them don't even want to be considered CANADIAN!!!

1255 days ago
66.

HarlotO'Hara    

Mary: I'd like to see the magzine articles as well.

Oh next it will be that Hell Berry asked them to take it out so they did.

Hell Berry couldn't tell the truth if her life depended on it.

1255 days ago
67.

pheonix41    

If this story is true Halle Berry is no better than he is. She didn't mind his behavior when they were together and now it's a problem? Halle Berry is a self-hating fool and now all of her dirty laundry is being aired out for everyone to see!

1255 days ago
68.

NewHere    

TMZ, before posting this, perhaps you should have researched what articles this "source" could be referring to. I don't think I have ever seen a celebrity-related story that lists the race of the child. Except in cases of adoption.

1255 days ago
69.

Kim    

The only N word that would have come out of his Canadian mouth would have been NUTS. It's looking clearer and clearer that Halle Berry is NUTS.

1255 days ago
70.

elle    

Just lapping from the trough of Halle's mouth, TMZ sides w biggest name usually. You guys must have a deal.

1255 days ago
71.

Jack    

I wish I could get back the perfectly good box of kleenex I've wasted on her over the years. Hopefully Oliver Martinez, her current whipping boy, can afford a big PR team when she does the same thing to him she is doing to Gabe. She is a disgrace and should be ashamed.

1255 days ago
72.

stumpy    

Um, Gabriel, sorry to inform you but you had a baby with a black lady. Gosh, wish someone had told you beforehand and probably would have if we had known you would be confused about it. btw, what did she ever see in you? You come across as a totally despicable man.

Posted at 4:41 AM on Feb 4, 2011 by Samantha
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If any of this were true would he have had
a baby with her to start with?
This is just a page from the dirty tricks
child custody handbook.

1255 days ago
73.

Stacey    

This is not the first time, nor second time, and on and on that Halle has whined about someone using the "N" word or the black comment. She needs to pick a new topic....THE LITTLE BOY THAT CRIED WOLF HALLE....Ever heard of that story. Whites, Asians, African- Americans have always supported you..........GROW UP!

1255 days ago
74.

brook92    

@blondie pls go gorge ur eyes out cos its obvious u r blind n ****in daft were in my comment did u read abt me mocking black people n fyi am proudly black, wht a dumb ass

1255 days ago
75.

TheTruth    

Why are white people here getting so upset? 99.999% of you people know neither one of these people but yet 99.9% of you fools side with the white guy......hummmm

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