Dwyane Wade Reacts To Homophobic Comments Towards Son's Painted Nails

Brenda Watkins
December 3, 2019

Over the weekend, the National Basketball Association player responded to "some post-Thanksgiving hate" on social media that he had seen after wife Gabrielle Union shared photos of their family on Instagram.

Retired NBA icon Dwyane Wade responded to critics on his family's Thanksgiving photo, noting that "Stupidity is a part of this world we live in".

"The messages of this policy statement are very much in line with the core principles of pediatrics, including the importance of using a nonjudgmental, family-based, developmentally appropriate approach", he told me.

Once the photo was posted to Instagram, users started commenting about Zion's fake nails and crop top. In it, husband Wade holds their one-year-old daughter, Kaavia, and Wade's 12-year-old son Zion is standing between them.

Coming out in support of his son, Dwyane took to social media to thrash the online trolls. That's what Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade, 37, did on November 30 in the first pics since the 47-year-old was let go after the 14th season of America's Got Talent as a first time judge for allegedly complaining about a racist joke and workplace toxicity.

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Wade's support for his son won millions of hearts as social media praised the former Miami Heat player.

"As a parent my only goal is that my kids feel that I see them, love them and support them", Wade wrote back.

But the love outshone the hate, and many, many people shared their appreciation of how Wade and Union are supporting Zion.

See D Wade's original tweet below. Another report conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network found that almost half of Black/African-American LGBTQ students felt unsafe due to their sexual orientation; over a third felt unsafe because of their gender expression and almost 40 percent of Black/ African-American students were more likely to experience in-school discipline.

Wade and Union, Zion's stepmom, have publicly supported the boy. "I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve".

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