Gabrielle Union shared a controversial photo on her Instagram on Thanksgiving and Dwayne Wade defends his family.
Dwayne Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, shared a beautiful photo of two of their children on Instagram. The photo showed Gabrielle in a beautiful yellow dress leaning next to Wade's son Zion. Zion is a 12 year old boy. The picture seemed perfect and happy and there is nothing wrong about it right? Just a wholesome family standing on a beautiful spiral staircase. Gabrielle captioned the photo, "Grateful ❤❤❤ Happy Thanksgiving good people. To all the friends and family that have my back and all the friends and family I've never met who show love and support when everyone is looking and when no one is looking...All praise, gratitude and thankfulness."
Although this may seem like a family photo that nobody would have any problem with, the trolls came out to attack this family! Instead of people just ignoring the photo, they had to comment on Zion's "look." Zion is shown wearing rings on his fingers, fake nails, and a crop top. One commenter said, "11 year old kid shouldn't be in a crop top and long nails. I don't care if he is gay or not! What ever happen to kids being kids!" And then another hater wrote, "WTF? What happened to boys being boys and girls being girls? Great parenting!" One person even wrote, "Please turn your son straight." The negative posts just kept on going with this family and it is so sad that people are attacking such a sweet boy. One troll posted on the photo, "Man Wade is out of line for supporting his son wearing female apparel. He suppose to be the head of his family and if he is a GOD fearing man then he wouldn't allow that. Stupidity is a man wanting to be girl and vice versa."
Her simple Thanksgiving family post turned into over 700,000 likes with over 15,000 comments on their photo. A lot of the comments were filled with hate and attacking Dwayne Wade's parenting. Many people believed that he should not have let his son wear something so feminine and that he was not being a good father. Many other people were shocked that he would let his son be a girl at such a young age. There were a lot of people who said that he should be "ashamed" that his son was already gay. The comments were filled with so much hate and negativity.
I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so i get it. But here’s the thing—I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile! ✌🏾— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 30, 2019
Whether or not you agree with somebody's parenting choices you have no right to say anything unless their are physically abusing the child. It may be hard sometimes to bite your tongue because you might think that somebody is really screwing up their kid, it isn't your place. Every parent is going to parent their children the way that they see fit. The most important thing for any child is that they know that they are loved and supported! It all comes back to the old adage, "if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all!"