Gay Dads: ‘You Can’t Judge People on Their Normal’ (WATCH)
With a six-year-old, seven-year-old and eight-year-old at home, dads Kordale and Kaleb Lewis definitely have their hands full. But these proud dads are taking on new roles in a new advertising campaign for Nikon.
“We just want people to know that hey, we’re normal,” the video begins. “And you can’t judge people on their normal. You really can’t.”
The Atlanta, GA couple rose to Internet fame after an Instagram of themselves doing their daughters’ hair in the morning (5:30 a.m., to be exact) went viral.
Kordale And Kaleb via Instagram
The hashtags they used — #proudfathers, #blackfathers, #prouddads, #gaydads — generated unexpected publicity and homophobic backlash. But in a statement to the Huffington Post, the couple says they’re using the experience as a lesson for their kids:
“From this experience we want to teach our kids about diversity and equality. We want our children to know that people are different and each individual is composed of many facets that make him or her who he or she is — not to judge on individuality but to love and embrace. Our children are aware of the dynamics in our household, as well as the many different people who are in our lives.”
Learn more about their story in the Nikon video below. The couple is one of six sets of winners chosen for Nikon’s “I Am Generation Image” campaign to receive a camera and tell their story via images.