Egyptian Actor, Mohamed Ramadan cannot easily be considered a lightning rod for his antics and his outlandish personality, as much as his appeal on the big screen.
After posing with his son in a picture, and his son shows off his curly hair, some of his social media followers sounded off about the picture, and Mohamed’s son specifically.
One fan commented on the complexion of Mohammed’s son in relation to the complexion of Mohammed’s wife. She has lighter skin – and a derisive comment was made about that fact by a fan.
“Black like his father and the problem is that none of his kids turned out to be as pretty as their mom or got her skin colour,” was the hate speech offered up on social media about the father-son snapshot.
However, Mohammed answered back with grace and intelligence never lowering himself.
“I’m proud of my colour and the colour of my father and children that God chose for us. I’m also glad that my kids will grow up to be anti-racism, and the proof is that their mother and father have two different colours.”
Using his platform as an actor was a powerful example of being a positive influence to the ignorance that racism always exposes itself to be, and for that Mohomed Ramadan needs to be commended.