Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Derek Luke Slams Instagram Trolls, Defends Interracial Marriage

Derek Luke & Sophia Luke

*Many fans of Derek Luke were stunned into madness recently when they discovered that he is not only married, but that his wife is not Black. We’re not sure what’s so shocking about this. Wouldn’t the shock be if he WAS married to a Black woman?

Derek has been married to actress Sophia Adella Luke (born Hernandez) for 17 years. Last week he responded to the anti-swirl trolls on Instagram after he noticed some comments on one of his social media accounts concerned with the fact that she’s not Black. He wrote:

“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.”

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!!

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“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.”

He also corrected commenters who failed in their attempt to guess his wife’s race. Of course, in his rush to silence them, he may have confused Hispanic to be a race as opposed to an ethnicity. Luke wrote:

“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!!”

Luke, who has a guest-starring role on “Empire,” also stars in DIRECTV’s Audience Network series “Rogue.” He’s known for his role in Denzel Washington’s 2002 directorial debut “Antwone Fisher.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. People can matter whomever they choose, It shouldn’t be a shock these days. A lot of black entertainers and sports figures marry outside the black race.

  2. A lot of teachers, doctors, police, etc. etc. etc. marry outside their race!! Only ignorant narrow minded barnyard thinking racist are concerned. Limited thinking keeps you in slave master level. Obviously the journalist who wrote the article is also short sighted…..Even homeless and unemployed date outside their race!!! WTF? IDIOTS!!!!

  3. Write an article when you find a black male celeb or sports figure actually married to a black woman, otherwise you’re article is really not newsworthy.

  4. Per Derek Luke: “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.”

    Derek, I give you credit for being an excellent and talented Actor. (Bravo) However, you miss the point by miles regarding WHY African-American women and (perhaps others) voiced their thoughts/opinions, as well as, were compelled to probe your psyche and/or true motive (besides love) behind your selection of a significant other — who obviously did not originate from your regal indigenous gene pool.

    With the above said, I began to believe that Derek Luke is NOT as together as I originally perceived when finding out (you didn’t marry a sister). And based on your comments/reaction made on INSTAGRAM about your “boo” as if she was a glistening trophy made from the purest of GOLD and a possession of great price for all to see but only YOU won this prize forbidden fruit (huh!) But what your smitten RANTS really revealed about you Derek??? YOU are a young confussed, naive, colonized and/or brain-washed black man.

    My narrative’s insight is to hopefully share with you as to why your “love choice” caused a noticeable chain reaction of seeing our eyebrows rise — followed with serious eyes rolls of disapproval, whereas, our stomachs knotted up and hearts screamed into the universe saying “oh my God, ” we’ve lost another brother into the arms of someone who does not look like us and/or more importantly resemble the characteristics and rich cultural nuances of your beautiful black mother, grandmother, sister, aunt or female cousins.”

    Guess what? our reaction of distain or amaze is NOT based on the superficial of just the “color” of one’s skin tone, ignorance or jealousy It’s about our African-American history, culture, and how the side effects of slavery still haunts us well into the 21st Century; sadly playing a major role in how we see (brothers and sisters) ourselves (negatively) based regrettably, on the world standard of beauty which for the most part — racism’s design was to denigrate, exclude and rob African-American women of our majestic identity in being the beautiful Queens that we are; to be respected and given the same admiration, attention and love we are so deserving of!

    With all due respect Derek, please know I am NOT trying to invade on your freedom of choice on matters of the heart. However, the reason why black women in particular feel betrayal, hurt and insulted??? When (African-American women) see successful, intelligent, passionate,, purposeful and talented brothers like youself; bypass/overlook us (yes, I did say, bypass/overlook) an African-American woman, we think you and other brothers who love to “SWIRL” could easily have fallen madly in love with a wonderful, loving, devoted and beautiful Black woman — if YOU only could believed in your sight, heart and psyche — that Black women are worth taking the time to know and discover our truths, beauty and the wonderful innate soulful benefits of the array of positive nuances a black woman offers.

    Derek, you’ve join the thousands of black men (famous or not) who’ve profess to the world (I.e.; Kobe Bryant, Terrance Howard,, Seal,, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Reggie Bush, etc..) as you and other black men tell it — “I personally selected Ms. Becky, Rosa, Mioko, Chuwane (who happens to be Caucasian. Hispanic, Asian, Indian; anything other than African-American) because I Iove her…”

    What’s sad is simply, don’t you realize; when you passed over an African-American woman as your significant other — you are subconsciously rejecting the God given characteristics created in you as well. Therefore, indicating that your indigenous gene pool, History, Culture and Roots are not valued and treasured which is not only a loss but a travesty! Meaning, YOU don’t love you — so how can we as Black women expect a colonized and brainwash brother to LOVE and see us as a beautiful exotic black diamond of great price with endless qualities that NO other woman on this earth could match — if you continue to waddle in the unhealthy depths of non-selflove and denial???

    • Wow!! How pathetic is that? Sounded intelligent at first and went right back to a field hand mentality…. We are definitely divided in our growth as human beings.,,,,why one should limit their choices I’ll never understand…. As we cry for freedom. This is not a movement……at all.

      • WHAT’S TRULY PATHETIC???

        The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems. We read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.,.

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