Fans of the athlete Jahleel Addae have urged him to examine his views on race and motivations behind his relationship with his wife after he posted a video celebrating the fact that his children are light-skinned.
The fetish to produce light skin children usually based off of ones own self hate or societies standard and actively pursuing / not pursuing certain women to achieve that fetish and then toasting to it is problematic in general & for the ( regardless of tone ) BLACK children that
— Jordyn ✨ (@Forever_Jordyn_) February 10, 2019
What Jahleel Addae and his ugly ass wife said isn’t new. There’s an odd correlation with dark skin NFL players & self hate/white praising behavior that should be analyzed
— jj? (@guccijayj) February 10, 2019
Thousands took to Twitter to unpack the athlete’s message.
This is so gross. These broken men who hate themselves and these trashy women popping out yellow babies like they’re pets. Some of the insufferable mixed women you come across have parents like this. https://t.co/zXjP4qUfca
— Jamilah the Millennial (@JamilahLemieux) February 10, 2019
White women w/ a black man fetish, black men with self hate issues. ? Like you’re that pressed to have light skin skin children?!!Who will still be labeled and treated black when dealing with the real world as a black person. @Do_OrAddae37 also mixed babies can come in any shade https://t.co/P6XUz9uiji
— M&M (@Sheaa_) February 10, 2019
— Joy (@joymh) February 12, 2019
Jahleel Addae from the Chargers, his Caucasian wife and a table full of dark skinned men with Caucasian women at their side toasting to “more light skinned kids”. Whew chile, the self hate. Imagine if their daddies had this same energy ?
— Shaunte (@JustShauny) February 10, 2019
Jahleel addae and them other ‘black men’ have reached a level of coconut, ?rarely ever seen before ?. Table full of white women ?♀️?♀️?♀️ toasting to lightskinned babies ?.. Smh imagine what his mum and aunts are thinking deep down ??♀️??♀️. He needs to check his BM for real.
— Alric Anderson (@Alric_Anderson) February 10, 2019
Jahleel Addae is a prime example of how anti-black Black men can be towards Black women. That entire table full of Dark skin Black men with white women “here’s to more light skin babies” they want to erase Dark skin Black people. This is why the topic of colorism is important.
— Jason (7 Oscar nominee Black Panther 78+ awards) (@EscaflowneClown) February 10, 2019
Addae has now placed his Twitter account on private mode.