The subject of colorism within the Black community has been a prevalent one of late, with NFL player Jahleel Addae raising the topic once more after toasting to having “more light-skinned kids” with fiancée, Lindsey Nelson. Video of the moment shows the pair out having drinks with other interracial couples when they decide to raise their glasses to “more light-skinned kids.” Everyone at the table repeated the descriptor. See the video below.
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#jahleeladdae I’m so embarrassed. Here is colorism at its finest. Black women and Black men are a rainbow of color. We don’t need NO white woman to make our melanin pop! How dare these two misfits mess with our beautiful babies…They want our beauty so bad?. Keep that #WillieLynchStepitandfetchitcoon
The Los Angeles Charger was immediately called out for the offensive gesture. See reaction to the moment below.
In that video with the football player, did someone actually say “cheers to more light-skinned” kids? What is happening this #BlackHistoryMonth?
— deray (@deray) February 10, 2019
You’re blacker than black and toasting ?to ‘more light skinned kids’ with your white partners? Self hating weirdos.
— LegitimateKMD (@KenkeMD) February 10, 2019
This dude @Do_OrAddae37 just did a toast saying “Cheers to more light skinned kids for real”.. Like bro, is that why you married that woman? So your children can be light skinned? Your dark skinned.. You don’t like your own complexion dawg? #Colorism pic.twitter.com/F6HiR8Xpeh
— Tanedra Howard (@TanedraHoward) February 10, 2019