Watch: Viral ‘Black Gay Dads’ star in Nikon ad
A same-sex couple who received homophobic and racist abuse after a picture of them with their daughters went viral have starred in a new advert for Nikon.
However, following the incident, they also began to receive racist and homophobic abuse online, which snowballed into a torrent of hate mail.
The Chicago couple took part in Nikon’s I am Generation Image campaign.
The pair said: “We just want people to know that we’re normal.
“What happened was, we were in the bathroom doing the girls hair and I said, ‘oh let me take a picture.’
“It was simple, innocent picture… and then next thing you know it, went viral.
“The comments were a trip. It didn’t make me feel any way because I know they don’t know what we go through. I know they don’t know our children.
“They don’t know our lifestyles, they don’t know how we live. A picture is so much more than a thousand words.
“We as parents bring kids into the world, and we have to guide them to be better people than we are… and we want them to succeed and do things that we weren’t able to do.
“Those kids have our heart.”
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