“Luke Cage” Star Mike Colter Addresses Criticism Of His White Wife

October 5, 2016  |  

Mike Colter’s name is all in the news these days. The star of the hit Netflix show “Luke Cage” is the name people are using as they make claims that the storyline is “too Black.” You know the Black community is certainly not tripping about that. But what did catch our attention, particularly the women in “The Wendy Williams Show” audience was the fact that his wife is White.

When Mike Colter walked out onto the show, the predominately female audience shouted, whooped and hollered. But when Wendy’s producers placed an image of him and his wife on the screen and that same audience saw she was White, the cheers were a bit more sporadic.

It wasn’t something Wendy addressed on her show but when Colter appeared on “The Breakfast Club,” Charlemagne made sure to ask the question.

Colter played it cool and responded:

“I love my sistas. People always go, ‘man that’s his type.’ If somebody caught a sista walking around with a 6-foot -seven brotha, is that her type? Next week you see her walking with a short brotha or spanish guy –do we have to have a type? I’m a human being. I look at people for character and what’s inside. Physically — that’s one thing — but you gotta be on the same page. I met my wife when I was struggling in grad school. She stuck with me for 16 years… people don’t understand when it comes to being with somebody long term, it’s way more than skin color that’s gonna make it work.”

He’s right. It is more than skin color. And at the end of the day, who can be mad at love?

What do you think about Colter’s response?

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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