Black actor gives powerful response to critic of his interracial marriage

Omari Hardwick, who plays a nightclub owner/drug kingpin named “Ghost” on STARZ’ “Power,” has been married to wife Jennifer since 2012. Although their marriage isn’t making headlines due to infidelity or scandal, scrutiny has been leveled at the union because of its interracial nature. Hardwick, a black man, is married to a white woman.

An Instagram follower of Hardwick’s, @jispainior, decided to call attention to that fact, writing: “Love you Ghost…you lost points for marring [sic] white…but we still got you.”

Hardwick fired back, writing: “i’d prefer you not to have me. You just lost all points with me. Good luck in life.”

Hardwick had the support of many fans who felt he had every right to marry a white woman, and that @jispainior should essentially mind her own business.

Hardwick’s wife, Jennifer Pfautch seemed unconcerned by the haters, posting an uplifting message on Instagram on Monday. In part, she wrote:

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic case of Loving vs. Virginia. It made it possible for everyone to fully embrace their soul’s mate, regardless of the color they found it in. Although no ones heart needs a ruling to love who it loves, (it will love anyway) this landmark trial put an end to interracial marriage being illegal in the United States. Some of you sorry, insecure souls, silently or not so silently, wish it was still illegal. I would like to update you on a few things: 1. You lost. 


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