According to a report from BET.com, Loni Love has come under fire from some people in the black community regarding her relationship with a white man. The comedian is now settled down with James Welsh, and Love claims she has been the victim of borderline-racist vitriol.
The stand-up comedian is now coming out to address some of the haters, and also at the same time point out the double standards that exist in the black community. Reportedly, James Welsh and Loni Love have been dating since 2018.
The star has said repeatedly that many people have actually taken issue with their romance, moreover, the public’s perception of it wasn’t quite what she expected.
On her social media account, the stand-up comic pointed out the way in which black men date other women of different races and no one questions it, but when a black woman does the same thing, it’s the end of the world.
Speaking before her audience on The Real back in March, the star said she and James had actually met through a dating application. The star said it was set up like a “sports bracket.” According to Loni, it was like a championship match, and one of the final contenders didn’t step up to the plate, so James did.
Amazed at times at the folks concerned that I am dating a White male… but for years Black males have dated White and “E xotic” women and no one questions it. #lovewhileyoucan
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) August 22, 2019
Obviously, Loni Love is referring to the way in which that it’s not uncommon at all for black men to date outside their race, but when a black woman does it, she’s subjected to criticism; as if she’s selling out her race.
According to a Fox 5 report from a day ago, Loni Love was in Washington DC to host the Salute Her TM awards put on by Toyota Motor North America. The star was on the Good Day DC crew to discuss her memoir, including her Emmy Award-winning series, The Real.
It was the first time that James Welsh appeared on live television with his GF. Another black woman who has been open about her interracial romance is Michelle Williams, the former Destiny’s Child member, who was previously engaged to Chad Johnson.