So this dad, 39 years old Doyin Richards who currently lives in Los Angeles and is on paternity leave, posted this sweet picture of himself cradling his 6 months old baby girl in an Ergo while brushing his 2 years old daughter's hair on Twitter and Facebook.
According to Doyin , one morning, his wife was running late for work and was worried that she wouldn't be able to get their daughter's hair done before she went to school that day.
He told her that she could leave, that he would handle it.
His wife countered by saying that doing their daughter's hair requires attention and the baby would get upset if he left her alone while he played the role of stylist.
Again, he told her that he'd handle it.
On the way out she said, 'I'll believe it when I see it.'"
So while she was gone, Doyin placed his infant into her carrier and "worked his hair magic" on their older daughter.
He also set up his camera, enabled its 10-second timer, and snapped a photo to prove to his wife that he could handle the job.
Excitedly, he later shares the pictures on Twitter, Facebook and in a matter of hours, the photo went viral, quickly amassing nearly 5,000 shares, 3,000 comments, and 190,000 likes, along with a totally unexpected slew of mean-spirited remarks, racist comments.
Some commenters took issue with the color of his skin, making cruel assumptions about his lifestyle. That being a doting father as an African American man shows weakness.
Some of the nasty comments:
'I would bet anything that you're a deadbeat.
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?
He probably rented those kids. They don't even look like him.
Look at this Uncle Tom. No chance he would be doing this if his kids were black.
So do you do this for all of your illegitimate kids?"
I'm sorry, but I can't support a brotha who didn't marry a black woman,' wrote another critic.However, Doyin also lashed back at his haters, saying:
'Grow up and stop being so f****** ignorant. You're a damn embarrassment to Dr King and his legacy.
Memo to the small pocket of male haters I have: 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. If you don't believe me, just ask your spouses. They'll tell you."