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Comedian Deon Cole addressed the controversy surrounding the effeminate crushed velvet pantsuit he wore to the 51st Annual NAACP Awards.

The 48-year-old actor reminded his followers that he is a comedian who routinely wears outlandish attire on red carpets.

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"First of all let me say this: any events I've been to I have a track record... on every red carpet, I've always worn something super live, super dope."

He added: "I done been on some of the best dressed lists, by taking chances, as well as I've been on some of the worst dressed lists... but I've always had the balls to wear what I wanted to wear."

Cole said he respected his followers' opinions, but he is "tripping on the hate. The hate that I have been receiving is just unreal."

"I have super tough skin," he said. "But the hatred that you all spew is like crazy to me. And it's always against our own kind."

Cole urged his critics to redirect their anger into something more productive.

"It's about balance, y'all. You can be mad at me about my pants, but use that same anger when it comes to injustice."
 

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Deon Cole would like the opportunity to explain the effeminate Gucci outfit he wore to the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards this past weekend.

Cole was ridiculed and insulted in every way possible after he wore a blue crushed velvet suit with bell bottom pants to the awards show.

The visual was too much for some women to handle. The men took Cole's attire personally - as if his attire was an affront to their manhood.

Cole has been receiving death threats on social media.

Cole took to Instagram on Monday to explain that he will address the controversy on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Cole, 48, is an actor, comedian best known for his role on the TV sitcom Black-ish.

Questions: What do you think he will say? How can he explain this to your satisfaction? Are you ready to concede another masculine Black man to the other side?
 


 

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