A Black father of interracial daughters came under attack by online racists after a photo of him doting on his children went viral. Doyin Richards, a Daddy Blogger at Daddy Doin’ Work, has since responded to the faceless critics in a far more classy fashion that the barrage of insults he and his family faced.
Richards, a 39-year-old father who took off a month to bond with his newborn daughter, posted a photo of him doing his 3-year-old daughter’s hair to his blog with his new born in tow.
In what should have remained a precious moment between a father and his children turned ugly when the photo exploded on social media with folks questioning Richards’ integrity, his devotion to his children, and even if the girls were his own. Just to note, Richards’ wife, Mariko, is half-white, half-Japanese. And according to Richards, other Black men had negative comments to add as well.
A report from NewsOne repeated some of the worst responses that Richards upped himself.
“He probably rented those kids. They don’t even look like him.”
“I would bet anything that you’re a deadbeat.”
“OK buddy, 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?”
“So do you do this for all of your illegitimate kids?”
Instead of blacking out on the detractors, Richards took the high road and responded with grace despite the venom he faced.
“Memo to the small pocket of male haters I have: Why don’t you put big boy shorts on and get in on the revolution of good fathers? It’s not a good look to tear down dads for doing the work your wives wished you were man enough to do on your own,” wrote Richards on his blog.
Richards continued, “If you don’t believe me, just ask your spouses. They’ll tell you. But don’t worry. I’ll still be here whenever you’re ready to step your game up and join #TeamGrownAssMan.”
Doyin Richards pretty much won the Internets with that response, didn’t he?
Hit the jump to see the photo in question that sparked all of this attention.
Photo: Daddy Doin’ Work