Over the weekend, actor Derek Luke is venting out his frustrations against critics who were upset about him not marrying an African American woman. The Empire star took to his social media about the situation and he was not afraid to speak his mind. He has been with his wife for 17 years and they share a beautiful child together.
Here is what he said to the haters:
I never usually entertain the opinions of others because everyone is entitled to they’re own opinion. (Positive or Negative)
But we’re in the year of 2015 & when should it be a “problem” to date outside of your race? Why is that an issue AGAIN? I’m doing the unusual & going through my comments & the comments I see about my wife being another race is bugging me out.
Who one chooses to date is that persons business.
Instead of focusing on (Happiness) & (pure Love) for some reason some folks are still focused on (Color). Doesn’t make any sense to me. But I guess that’s the ignorance of OTHERS.
My wife may not be Black but she is mine. And she’s mine with a heart of gold.
People are so quick to judge but can’t even distinguish the difference of another’s race.
Sophia Luke is Hispanic. She’s not white, she’s not black, she’s not Chinese, she’s Hispanic.
And she’s mine!!”
Currently, he could be seen in the new movie Self/Less alongside Ryan Reynolds and is the star of the new Direct TV series Rogue.