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Doykin Richards made national and international headlines after posting a photo of himself taking care of his two daughters, and getting an unexpected tidal wave of hate online. In this exclusive interview on “The D.L. Hughley Show,” this doting dad opens up.

Doykin Richards talks to D.L. Hughley, Jasmine Sanders and Steve Wilson about why and how the photo was taken, and he also gives his opinion on why people responded with so much hate to a picture that was posted with only good intentions.

This topic was also the subject of a very heated exchange between D.L. Hughley and a caller. And as the father of interracial children, Doykin Richards has strong thoughts about being criticized for not being Black enough.

But all of the harsh comments about him have not affected him as a parent,  and he stated “I was born to be a dad” on “The D.L. Hughley Show.” Doykin Richards added, “I am a damn good dad,” and revealed that being a great parent is natural for him because he doesn’t know any deadbeat dads.

D.L. Hughley and Doykin Richards also talk about D.L. being harshly criticized for allowing his daughters to sleep in his bed with him.

Listen to Doykin Richards full interview on “The D.L. Hughley Show” in the audio player, and read his HuffingtonPost Op-Ed. Hear more interesting conversations on “The D.L. Hughley Show” by listening live weekday afternoons, and listen to highlights from past shows right here.


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6 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: Doting Dad Doyin Richards On Why He’s Received So Much Hate

  1. daTRUTH on said:

    this man wouldn’t be in pictures if it weren’t for the biracial kids, the fact that he impregnated a woman (non-black) brings focus to him as a good dad, what about the fathers out here with “black” children, taking care of them, single black fathers, we are out here!!!! this post is a joke and the original post with him and his kids are a joke because he impregnated a white woman…

  2. MichelleB on said:

    Omg …I bet the hate came from these lazy females who are pissed off just because he has biracial children who beautiful I might add. They are just pissed because they are shacked up with a deadbeat dad that most likely they are supporting with their food stamps and welfare check! Brother do your thing your Daughters will love and respect you for it! This is coming from a single Mother who always worked full time to raised two children who turned out college educated ,respectful, and great adults now in their 30’s and I have 6 biracial grand babies !

  3. Mac Ben on said:

    What is wrong with us??? Being a “good daddy” is more than paying child support or buying Jordans…; this man is doing the right thing and niggas tear him down for it…smh

  4. Some people are so full of hate that they can turn anything into a negative. The internet has allowed those people to speak and share their hateful thoughts and maintain their anonymity.

  5. This country is soooooooo F___UP, you mean to tell me people have the audacity to try to destroy a man who takes care of his children ,exhibiting behavior that a Father is suppose to show and being criticized for that. He isn’t a deadbeat dad he’s doing what he should be doing!!!! To all the people who find fault with this, should just die and go to HELL!!!!!!

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