A California father got a ridiculously rude and unexpected reaction after he posted a precious pic of himself caring for his two daughters who happen to be interracial.
via Daily Mail
A father has hit back at critics who left racist comments on a picture of him adeptly taking care of his two young daughters.
When Los Angeles, California resident Doyin Richards shared a photo of himself cradling his baby girl in an Ergo while brushing his other daughter’s hair, the post went viral. But some commenters took issue with the color of his skin, making cruel assumptions about his lifestyle.
‘I would bet anything that you’re a deadbeat,’ one nasty commenter wrote on his blog Daddy Doin’ Work,
while another said: ‘Cute picture. Now why don’t you hand the children back to their mom so you can go back to selling drugs or your bootleg rap CDs?’
While some of the critics made offensive remarks about his race, others commented on the fact that his children, who are three months old and three years old in the photo, don’t share his exact same skin color.
‘He probably rented those kids. They don’t even look like him,’ one commenter said about his daughters, whose mother Mariko is half-white and half-Japanese.
Another suggested that being a doting father as an African American man shows weakness, writing: ‘Look at this Uncle Tom. No chance he would be doing this if his kids were black.’
To the surprise of many of his racist haters, the doting daddy clapped back with a vengeance.
Surprisingly, Mr Richards notes that many of the people posting racist comments were actually black men like himself, who had negative things to say about his mixed-race wife and daughters.
‘I’m sorry, but I can’t support a brotha who didn’t marry a black woman,’ wrote one such critic.
To these people, Mr Richards hit back by referring to Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
‘I have a dream that people will view a picture like this and not think it’s such a big deal’
‘Grow up and stop being so f****** ignorant,’ he wrote. ‘You’re a damn embarrassment to Dr King and his legacy.’
The father-of-two added: ‘If the first thing you want to do is to criticize the skin color of my kids for not being as dark as mine, you have some serious issues.’
People really need to grow up. There was NO reason whatsoever that any slander should have come as a result of this picture. Kudos to him for being proud to take care of his responsibilities.
Photo Credit: Daddy Doin’ Work Website/Doyin Richards