Marlon Wayans may be known as a comedian who makes people laugh, but there’s no joking around when it comes to his kids.
The 46-year-old father of two has said his eldest child, daughter Amai, is a lesbian, and with June being the month of LGBT Pride, he decided to show her some love on Sunday.
“Happy pride to my pride and joy,” he wrote. “I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again.”
It was a sweet and simple enough message, but unfortunately, there were people, as usual, who had their issues with Marlon choosing to be so accepting of his daughter’s lifestyle.
A few commented on his page sharing their disdain but he was having none of it.
When one individual wrote, “Damn unfollow. Sad sh-t,” Wayans responded, “bye” with a waving hand emoji.
“She’s not old enough to understand what that’s really all about,” another wrote. “You have the power to change lives Bro, don’t teach her that.”
“She’s 19,” Wayans wrote in response. “She’s who she is until or until she don’t choose different. Love her for her not what I want her to be.”
“You think if you support her you are good ???” another commenter said. “Being a parent is not about saying yes to everything no you need to say yes on the good things only now just one question if you really support her would you give up being a grandfather because of this stupid decision that she made because as last as remember two girls can’t make a baby.”
“There’s technology and I got the means,” Wayans said back. “So thank u shallow f–ker. Go hate your own kids.”
This isn’t the first time Wayans has spoken about his daughter’s sexuality, opening up about his own missteps on the road to being a supportive parent to her in his recent stand-up Woke-ish. He’s always been loving and encouraging of Amai, privately and publicly, as he proved with his Pride message and a recent heartfelt birthday message he wrote for her in May.
“Happy birthday to my pride, my heart, my love, my soul, my mini-me, my inspiration, my moral compass, my sweet loving, romantic kind hearted, intelligent, talented, soulful, conscious, angelic, beautiful daughter,” he wrote. “I have loved you before you were even here. I rubbed you in your mommy’s belly, I read to you, I talked to you, I kissed you, I cuddled you, I loved you. I remember your head crowned all I saw was a full head of black curly hair and I began to cry like a baby. May 24, 2000, I pulled you from your mother’s womb, I held you in my arms and my world changed.”
“My purpose shifted,” he continued. “I no longer lived for me…I lived for you, for my family, for us. You gave me purpose. You made me tender, you made me communicate, you made me humble, you made me attentive, you made me listen, you made me grow up. You’re heaven sent. An amazing child. You made me love unconditionally and most of all you accept and love me unconditionally for all my flaws…I can’t be no more proud of you than I already am. Never change. Just keep evolving.”