Lance Gross Is Getting Backlash Over This Post About His Son’s ‘Color Coming In’

at the 49th NAACP Image Awards on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

Lance Gross Is Getting Backlash Over This Post About His Son’s ‘Color Coming In’

"Miss me with the self hate."

Published August 2, 2018

A celebratory post of his newborn son's recent milestone turned into an intense social media debate for actor and photographer Lance Gross

The father of two posted an adorable picture of his son Lorin and captioned it, "LL Kool G my little man's color is comin' in nicely! I'm hyped!"

Some fans took offense to Gross' comments and accused the proud papa of being a colorist. One commenter wrote, "Black men really hate dark skin black women but use their privilege to play victim when they are called out on colorism."

After getting into a dispute with another commenter, one of Gross' followers wrote, "He's clearly color struck. pointing it out doesn't make me ignorant."

With tons of conversation about about colorism and self-hate filling his comment section, Lance Gross posted a lengthy message in response to his haters. "I love me more than anyone else ever could. I won't argue with fools but I'm down to inform the misinformed to a certain extent before I stop giving a s**t. I am a proud BLACK man that loves my African-American wife and that will remain."

Closing with some insight for those with questions about his motives, Gross added, "While I owe no explanation I do feel the need to say this colorism topic is setting us back more than you realize. (Especially on social media.) Colorism exists, yes but y'all not about to just label every dark skin Black man who is in a relationship with someone lighter complexion under that bus. I chose love not skin tone."

Despite his stance, the debate over Lance Gross and colorism continued on Twitter.

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Written by BET Staff

(Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)


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