logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Shemar Moore Defends Being Biracial – Watch the Powerful Video

Claudine Varela
Jun 10, 2020
11:29 A.M.

Shemar Moore admitted, "there is good and bad on all sides," as he defended both his Black and White roots in a powerful video with his rumored girlfriend, Moniece Slaughter.

Advertisement

“I am proud to be Black, but I am also proud to be White,” were the powerful words of Shemar Moore as he spoke about today’s climate which shines a light on the persistence of racism in the country.

The biracial actor, alongside his rumored girlfriend, “Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood’s Moniece Slaughter, expressed his support for the Black community while acknowledging his White roots.

"SWAT" star Shemar Moore at CBS' Summer TCA Party in August 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

"SWAT" star Shemar Moore at CBS' Summer TCA Party in August 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

It is no secret that Moore's late mother, Marilyn Moore was a White woman who married a Black man. As such, the ”S.W.A.T” star clarified that he had no intention of denouncing his mother’s race just because he supports the Black community in its fight against racial injustices.

Moore believes that if she [Marilyn] were still alive, she would also tell him to go out and support the Black community.

Advertisement

Moore explained that he understood what it’s like to be a Black man at the wrong place and time.

“I’ve been thrown down on the sidewalk in my lifetime. I understand what it is. I haven’t gone through the George Floyd situation. I have not gone through that, but I know what it is.”

Advertisement

However, he added that “there is good and bad on all sides,” in defense of his resolve not to forget that he’s also White.

Having grown up with his mother, Moore believes that if she were still alive, she would also tell him to go out and support the Black community. Bottom line, he said,

“Im not gonna denounce the other side, because I’m looking at humanity.”

Advertisement

Moore deeply grieved Marilyn's death in February. In an emotional video, he spoke of her as his best friend and admitted he couldn't imagine life without her.

The actor revealed Marilyn died after suffering from heart issues. He expressed his own heartbreak and even admitted he went offline for weeks because he'd been crying a lot.

Moore seemed to be in a much better state months later as he spoke passionately about his views on racism with Slaughter. In the same conversation and on a different note, they clarified that they were not dating. However, Slaughter admitted that she would cry to Moore and he would talk to her. She also said that she’s learned to keep their relationship “off the internet.”

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Jon Cryer 'Couldn't Have Been Happier' to Meet Demi Moore — Inside Their Romance

April 19, 2022

Bruce Willis Once Felt He 'Failed as a Father' to First 3 Children — He Would Have '5 More Girls Right Now'

April 04, 2022

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Designed Farmhouse with 'Future of Their Family' in Mind ⁠— Inside Their Home

April 19, 2022

Mel Gibson's Ex & Mom of His Kid Went Bankrupt after He Left ⁠— She Could Not Pay Debts & Had $10 in Cash

March 21, 2022

Demi Moore Stood By Her Dying Mother's Side Despite Ugly Childhood under Mom's Care

April 02, 2022

Mandy Moore Overcame Marriage That Left Her 'Curled up in a Ball on the Floor' to Have 'Big Love' & Kids

May 11, 2022

Mary Tyler Moore Still Wanted Another Child 10 Years after Her Miscarriage & Felt She Had More to Give

April 25, 2022

Roger Moore Found 'The One' after Marriages to 3 Formidable Women: A Gay Icon, Skater & an Actress

April 08, 2022

Woman Takes Flowers to Husband’s Grave and Is Confused When Another Woman Throws Them Away — Story of the Day

April 14, 2022

Treach & Sandra Denton's Daughter Egypt Criss Married Her 'Growing up Hip Hop' Co-star Sam Mattick - Get To Know Him

February 18, 2022

Meet John Amos' Kids with a 'Renaissance Woman' to Whom His Marriage Was Banned in 16 States

May 03, 2022

Bruce Willis Still Loved Demi Moore after Marrying Wife of 12 Years Who Became a Close Friend of the Actress

February 02, 2022

John Amos’ 2nd Wife Always Had a Response to Strange Women Telling Her How Much They Loved Her Husband

March 29, 2022

Samuel L Jackson & Wife Are Married for 41 Years & 'Still Love Each Other' Though They Took 10 Years to Wed

March 10, 2022