“Black-ish” Star Deon Cole Was Trolled With Anti-Gay Slurs For Wearing Bell-Bottoms On The Red Carpet, And His Response Is Powerful


The 48-year-old actor plays Charlie Telphy on the hit ABC show and reprises his role on the spin-off sitcom Grown-ish.

Only a confident man could pull this off so effortlessly. While I was here for it, many others were not.

“The part that I’m tripping over about this is the hate,” he continued. “The hate that I have been receiving because I wore a bell-bottom valor velvet suit has been unreal.”

“I’ve got tough skin, I’m a comic — but the hatred that you all spewed was crazy to me,” he admitted.

“Deon, you give me joy too brother. You are the real f’ing deal. Keep spitting truth,” Don Lemon commented.

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