Comedian Gary Owen is very popular on social media and has always been open about his interracial marriage and the deep love and respect he has for the black community.
In light of recent events, there has been an ongoing campaign for Owen to be traded in for Stacey Dash (or Raven Symone) in the fictitious “racial draft” made popular in a skit by Dave Chapelle.
The logic being that a racially sensitive white person who uplifts the black community is preferable to a self-loathing black person who spouts divisive rhetoric.
Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Owen took to his Instagram page to accept the honor and thank his supporters.
“This is my 1st Black History Month since I got traded for Stacy Dash,” he writes in a post. “Not sure what this picture has to do with anything. Just a man & his dog.”