Marlon Wayans Sued for Racial Discrimination over Cleveland Brown Photo
According to BET Centric, an out-of-work actor is finding nothing funny about Marlon Wayans' photo comparison (see below) of him and animated character Cleveland Brown from "The Cleveland Show." He's now suing the star for racial discrimination and harassment.
Pierre Daniel was hired for a role in the comedy horror film A Haunted House 2 when his looks caught the attention of Wayans, the film's writer and star. Last September, Wayans posted a side-by-side image to social media of Daniel and Cleveland with the caption: "Tell me this n-gga don't look like ... THIS N-GGA!!! Ol Cleveland Brown ass lookin."
But for Daniel, it was no laughing matter. He believes the photo was a form of cyber-bullying and was racially motivated. In court documents obtained byTMZ, he mentioned the mocking of his afro and accused Wayans of leering at him and rolling his eyes.
As a result, Daniel said the comparison caused him "shock, pain, discomfort and/or anxiety" and he can no longer work as an actor. He is suing Wayans and the film's production company for unspecified damages. Wayans has yet to comment on the matter.