E! News reports that Marlon Wayans is a low-key gay rights activist and it just goes to show us gays of the world. Just because someone hasn’t appeared as a guest judge of special guest on RuPaul’s Drag Race doesn’t mean they aren’t an ally. I mean it hints at it, but still…
After posting a picture of his LGBTQ daughter to Instagram to celebrate Gay Pride month, he slapped back at some Negative Nancys and Homophobic Harolds who tried to come for his support of his daughter. I mean, we shouldn’t be too shocked of Marlon’s Gay Defending, this is the man who made an entire movie dressed in drag–he’s a trailblazer.
46-year-old Marlon posted a picture of his 19-year-old daughter, Amai Wayans, in some rainbow-soled Vans shoes wishing her a happy Pride:
As to be expected with the internet, people who chose themselves to follow Marlon and could just as easily stop following him, decided to tell him to stop supporting his LGBTQ daughter. One commenter wrote: “She’s not old enough to understand what that’s really all about. You have the power to change lives Bro, don’t teach her that.” Amai is 19, so I’m not sure how she’s not old enough to know if she’s a gay or not. Like she can drive and join the army but she can’t eat pussy? Disagree.
Marlon came back in defense of his child writing: “She’s 19. She is who she is until or until she don’t choose different. Love her for her not what I want her to be.”
When a fan offered Marlon support saying he should ignore the haters and delete the bad comments, he let them know why he talks back and doesn’t delete the trash people who make their voices heard:
“I thought of erasing them but I need the world to see the ignorance that still exist. Objective without obstacles is a worthless triumph. We all will some day get to unconditional love. Because of my daughter i am one step closer. I am not God, i don’t judge i just LOVE. And still pray for the haters because i refuse to judge them too i just love.”
Marlon’s Instagram has his children all up and around it, so clearly he’s all about them kids. In one post he wrote about Amai:
“You a strong minded and have always been. I tried to make you a righty you said ‘no n—a LEFT’. I tried to steer you straight you said ‘no n—a gay’. I tried demand things to be my way and you said ‘why?’“
So Marlon is the proudest papa of a LGBTQ kid you could find. Which is nice. But if he really wants to win the gays he’ll do a White Chicks and Real Housewives crossover and hire Kim Zolciak to co-star.