Marlon Wayans Has His Daughter’s Back, Claps Back Against Negativity In Pride Post

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
Marlon Wayans Pride
Marlon Wayans and Amai Zackary Wayans attend the LA Premiere of “50 Shades of Black” held at Regal L.A. Live on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Marlon Wayans is not having it when it comes to his daughter. The beloved actor and comedian showed the epitome of a father’s unconditional love last week when he posted a tribute to his lesbian daughter on Instagram.

“Happy pride to my pride and joy. I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again,” Wayans wrote under a picture of his beautiful daughter Amai Wayans, 19, wearing shoes with rainbow soles.

When his millions of followers chimed in, there were both supporters and critics, ABC News reported.

To one user who said they would unfollow, Wayans responded “bye.” To another who said Amai wasn’t old enough to understand her sexuality, Wayans replied, “She’s 19. She’s who she is until or until she don’t choose different. Love her for her not for what I want her to be,” reported Upworthy.

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After one of his followers suggested he delete the comments, Wayans said he would leave them up to show there’s a lot of ignorance that still exists.

One thing is certain, Wayans is showing the world that he loves his children no matter what – and if you come for them, he will clap back.  It’s the type of a love a father should have.

About Isheka N. Harrison

Isheka N. Harrison is an experienced writer, editor, educator, media and communications professional who thoroughly enjoys telling people’s stories. A former editor of the South Florida Times, Isheka has been featured as a speaker for New Florida Majority’s “Black Women in Media” Panel for Women’s History Month, served as a judge for JM Lexus’ 2018 African American Achievers Awards and named one of “South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow” by Legacy Magazine/Miami Herald. A native of Miami, Isheka's work has appeared in notable local and national media outlets including: ESSENCE Magazine, Upscale Magazine, The Miami Herald, The Miami Times and more. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Clark Atlanta University. Isheka is also a member of several para-professional organizations including the Black Professionals Network (BPN), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) South Florida and ColorComm. To learn more about her story, you can connect with Isheka on LinkedIn at or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ishekah. To pitch her any tips or ideas for articles, email her at