Actor Omari Hardwick has taken heat before for being in an interracial relationship from the Internet. Recently, he had to clap back in a lengthy message to one of his followers for disrespecting his family under a post in which he was congratulating a Black woman.
Omari Hardwick has been married to his wife Jennifer Pfaucht since 2012 and the couple share two children, Nova & Brave. Jennifer is familiar with Hollywood herself, having been a publicist for a number of companies previously, but it’s their marriage being assaulted from random strangers that makes Omari so protective of his wife.
Omari’s appreciative of his fans that support him healthily but it’s the ones that say hurtful things online, and even in person, that really bother him. Back in 2018 on The Breakfast Club, Omari spoke with the hosts about fans that even disrespect his wife and family in person, while asking for autographs.
“It can be half of a look ‘hi’ that’s all we need. Acknowledge that she is a breathing entity,” he spoke of during one occasion when a fan had not even acknowledged his wife and children who were with him at the time. “Disrespect is disrespect. Every day of the week and twice on Sundays.”
Hardwick has also even taken the time to steel his children against the vile, cruel things people say online about him and his wife just because they’re interracial. Omari seems passionate about the issue, with the couple even celebrating Loving Day — the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage.
“Dear Super Nova & Brave Boy, When you get older you will read things about your Papa & your Mama. Some of these things will be true. Some of these things could not be furthest from the truth. To the latter….i say this: Your Papa has cared about his fans (especially his REAL ones) ALWAYS. But, Papa will NEVER care about ANYONE more than i care about you two.”
Back in 2017, a particularly rough stream of comments seemed to come when people discovered that Hardwick’s wife was white. After she’d made a heartfelt post about a friend, others took the time to leave mean and hurtful comments about her looks and her being White and married to Hardwick on the post. Omari’s been overly protective of his family even more since then.
It comes no surprise that recently, Omari took the time he needed to clap back at a fan that once again felt the need to comment on his family’s makeup and his relationship. When he’d posted a congratulatory post to businesswoman Erika James for becoming Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s first Black and woman dean, a follower wrote “”You asking do we value us?? Meanwhile you choose a white woman. Smh. I can never take u type of guys serious.”
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Haven’t done one in a while. This 1 is worthy. In a space of time where other races are finally demanding that our country value us, the million dollar question is….do we value us? The question, though rhetorical, can be answered. I had a brotha comment on a post of mine yesterday with a very LOST question, “Can you just be normal?” Left me blown. That question was of zero rhetoric. & i can answer with a resounding…HELL NO. & noooo one around me can be or think normal. Thank you Erika James for not being & not thinking normal. Pour into this role & leave your mark on Wharton forever… #WINSdayWednesday #iDEANyouWorthy
Omari responded with a lengthy comment to the follower, who had the word “nurse” in her Instagram handle – which Omari also targeted as well as he clapped back.
“You know nooothing about Jae nor my kids. I would NEVER disrespect your significant other or your kids. So watch your mouth in disrespecting mine,” he indicated in his comment.
“Meanwhile….i know not to ever send anyone i care about to you for your craft used in being a nurse. And I see you follow me. So lemme add….i equally don’t trust sh*t you say. So we’re even. Yet sooo not. Please unfollow me.”
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