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The couple issues a statement in response to Twitter uses for making judgement towards the two raising their children among other issues.

 

A photo of two gay fathers has gone viral on the Internet — but maybe not for the reasons that you would expect.

Kordale and Kaleb are two proud dads who have developed a substantial following on social media over the past several months. However, the pair’s most recent Instagram photo reportedly sparked a wave of homophobic backlash through Twitter users who seemed to take issue with the idea of two gay black men raising children together.

As reported by NewNowNext, many of the negative tweets have since been deleted. However, even some of the positive reactions to the photo seemed problematic, such as “finally a black gay couple.”

Mused Magazine reported that most of the positive reactions seemed to hit on two key points: “1. The fact that this was a black gay couple. 2. That it was nice to see black men taking care of children.”

The controversy surrounding this photo raises larger cultural questions about expectations of masculinity and parenting, as well as what types of bodies and experiences are considered “normal” when talking about the LGBT community.

This isn’t the first time a photo of an African-American man taking care of his children has gone viral on the Internet. Doyin Richards wrote a blog for HuffPost Parents to discuss his own experiences.

 

To read their statement and see their Instagram photos and videos, click here: HuffingtonPost.com

Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post

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Gay Fathers Kaleb and Kordale Respond to Social Media Hate was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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