People Are Showing Love And Support For Marlon Wayans After He Posted A Series Of LGBTQ+ Ally Photos Amidst Intense Backlash

People Are Showing Love And Support For Marlon Wayans After He Posted A Series Of LGBTQ+ Ally Photos Amidst Intense Backlash

Marlon Wayans was literally In Living Color with his LGBTQ+ allyship, and despite the backlash from haters — his peers, fans, and allies stood 10 toes behind him.

Closeup of Marlon Wayans
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The 51-year-old comedian, writer, and producer is a part of the humorous Wayans dynasty, including his siblings Keenen Ivory, Shawn, and Damon Wayans.

Closeup of Marlon Wayans
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Amongst all the titles he proudly holds, they've come second to being a supportive LGBTQ+ father lately.

Marlon Wayans poses in a dark suit coat with a neutral expression, flashing a peace sign with his right hand

And nothing has expressed his growth as an ally harder than his recent photoshoot with photographer and director Parrish Lewis (IG: @Parrish_Lewis). In the series of photos, Marlon delivered several messages supporting LGBTQ+ people and defended his aspiring allyship against the haters.

Marlon Wayans in a light suit poses at the "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" event

If there's one thing bigots who don't like or understand like to do, it's cry about it on social media in spaces not meant for them.

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"Happy PRIDE to all my LGBTQ+ peoples," Marlon captioned the first photo. "P.S. I'm STRAIGHT… well, according to my child CISGENDER male. I just love and support my peoples."

"Yeah and just for the HATE MONGERS … I'm posting ANOTHER," he captioned the second photo as a response to the haters. "As a father of a child in the LGBTQ+ community I show my support. Zero fucks what people think. If i lost you… GOOD! Your hateful ass never loved me in the first place. How can you love anyone when you're too busy judging. Some of y'all funny. I'm a troll. I'll post all day." He ended the caption with, "HAPPY PRIDE to all my friends, fam, fans and loved ones. I am happy you're happy… period."

In a third post, as another response to the backlash, Marlon wrote, "You mad?! I can do this shit ALL DAY... but instead I think I'll do it ALL MONTH. HAPPY PRIDE. Love and Laughter will always drown hate."

Then, Marlon responded to the haters AGAIN with another photo, captioned, "Do i look like I really give a f**k?! Happy PRIDD month. Especially to all the hateful dudes out there mad because I'm supporting family and friends. For people to be that homophobic wreaks of repressed feelings/desires. Bruh, don't live like that. Come on out. Be you. That's what PRIDE is all about… acceptance. I swear i got soooo many more pics."

Every hateful, misguided, pathetic comment that attempts to ridicule or shame Marlon for his support of his LGBTQ+ family and friends will only produce another beautifully shot photo and intense caption, so the haters are wasting their time.

Luckily, Marlon's fans and peers have rallied behind him with messages of support, and here's what they're saying:

"Marlon Wayans tripling down on his Pride Month support on Insta, facing down some shit-heel haters, is Today's Mood — we love you Marlon!!" one user wrote.

Jason Adams tweeted: "Marlon Wayans tripling down on his Pride Month support on Insta, facing down some shit-heel haters, is Today’s Mood — we love you Marlon!!"
Janelle Monáe's Instagram post: "Thank you!! Happy Pride to us!" with a rainbow and heart-eyes emoji, posted 21 hours ago, has 1,482 likes
Instagram post by Todrick Hall thanking someone for advocating for their child and supporting LGBTQ+ rights, praising black fathers, and expressing pride. Rainbow emoji included

Twitter: @TruWordsRSpoken

Comment from cwayans: "This is dope! Thank you for always supporting & letting me wear your clothes!" followed by a rainbow emoji. 6,106 likes

Twitter: @ratedpaulie

Instagram comment by user "luckwayans": "The outward display of love & support is insurmountable. Love thy family!" with 958 likes and 23 hours ago

Twitter: @RealDLHughley

Instagram comment by Taraji P. Henson saying, "A great father. Love this and you." followed by fire and heart emojis. The comment has 3,517 likes
Comment by diancaglamqueen_: "Real MEN stand for what right not what’s popular!! What’s right is LGBTQ community is human beings just as every other human and deserve the same rights to express them". The comment has 294 likes and was posted 21 hours ago
Text in the image discussing an interaction with Marlon Wayans and expressing admiration for his support of his family and the LGBTQIA+ community
Instagram comment from rileyknoxx: "Post them all baby! Make the haters even sicker We got you!" 18 hours ago, 1,066 likes, 1 reply
Instagram story by cristiandennis reads, "black dads please keep showing support to your children. We need it."
A tweet from Sassingon, M.C. reading: "Marlon Wayans is an absolute king for looking like Instagram but speaking like Twitter and MLK Blvd. He's officially my Pride Month mascot."
Text reading: "True allyship. Amazing to see such support for the LGBTQ+ community & even more amazing to see a hetero guy speaking out in support of his child ?️‍??"

As a queer Black person still hopelessly searching for more acceptance within my communities — primarily Black men — it's imperative to see messages like Marlon's in support of everyone regardless of your sexual orientation, gender expression, or identity.

Marlon Wayans dressed in a formal suit, gesturing with his hand, photographed against a plain background
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I'm crossing my fingers that Marlon sets an example that the journey of allyship may not be quick and easy, but it's possible, and when you get to the other side, it's impactful, like these photos (1, 2, 3, 4).

Marlon Wayans on the red carpet, wearing a black suit with a black dress shirt and bow tie. Background features floral arrangement and large text
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Looking for more LGBTQ+ or Pride content? Then check out all of BuzzFeed's posts celebrating Pride 2024.

"Stylized graphic of three diverse faces with bold makeup and expressions, overlaid with colorful text: 'Pride Month 2024'."
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