When a father takes care of his kids and takes pride in doing so, you shouldn’t criticize him, at least not in this way. A father is coming back hard against online critics who sought to make fun of he and his daughters when he posted images of his children on the Internet.
Doyin Richards posted a picture of himself sharing quality time with his girls, brushing the hair of one and holding the other. The post of the father with his beautiful daughters went viral in no time.
“I would bet anything that you’re a deadbeat,” one person said during the comments.
Another comment assumed that he was either a drug dealer or aspiring rapper trying to look good on the Internet.
“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?”
Some people also had a problem with the father’s skin color and that he is darker than his girls. This is where colorism can get nasty and feelings can be raw and unthinkable. One of his daughters, Mariko, has a mother who is half white, half-Japanese. Of course this drew some pretty ugly remarks.
“He probably rented those kids. They don’t even look like him,” one person said.
Another person said that he was an Uncle Tom for taking care of his kids and that he would never do such a thing if his kids were 100% black.
“Look at this Uncle Tom. No chance he would be doing this if his kids were black,” the commenter said.
“I have a dream that people will view a picture like this and not think it’s such a big deal,” he said.
“Grow up and stop being so f****** ignorant,’ he wrote. ‘You’re a d**n embarrassment to Dr King and his legacy.”
Good for him. Ignore the critics, take care of your kids, be the father you were meant to be. That’s a special human being.