A black NFL player and his white fiancée toasted to ‘more light-skinned kids’ in an Instagram video, and people are denouncing them as colorist

Chargers Safety Jahleel Addae, fiancé Lindsey Nelson, and their son Zion during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp on August 03, 2018.

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Chargers Safety Jahleel Addae, fiancé Lindsey Nelson, and their son Zion during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp on August 03, 2018.
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  • Los Angeles Chargers safety Jahleel Addae and his fiancée, Lindsey Nelson, are facing backlash after Nelson posted a video of them toasting to “more light-skinned kids.”
  • The video, which was originally posted on Nelson’s Instagram page, showed the couple with friends, as well as their 1-year-old son, Zion.
  • The couple have faced backlash online, with people accusing them of colorism, which is discrimination or prejudice against individuals with darker skin tones, particularly among people of the same ethnic group.
  • Some people shared photos of darker-skinned children to show Addae and Nelson “what beauty is.”

A black NFL player and his white fiancée are facing backlash on social media after video emerged of them toasting to “more light-skinned kids.”

Los Angeles Chargers safety Jahleel Addae’s fiancée, Lindsey Nelson, shared an Instagram story of the toast before putting her profile on private, according to Yahoo Sports.

The video showed one man saying, “Cheers to more light-skinned kids,” which the group then repeated. Addae is seen in the video holding his and Nelson’s 1-year-old son, Zion.

It’s unclear what was said that prompted the toast.

Despite Nelson’s Instagram being private, other pages, including “Wagsteainc,” which posts updates on the wives and girlfriends of athletes, shared it on public profiles.

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People are outraged and offended

Since going viral, the video has caused outrage online, with people accusing the couple and their friends of colorism, which is the discrimination or prejudice against individuals with darker skin tones, particularly among people of the same ethnic group.

Some are using the incident as an opportunity to celebrate beauty

Some people shared photos of darker-skinned children to show Addae and Nelson “what beauty is.”

Addae and the Chargers did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.

Addae and Nelson are set to be married in Florida this July.