Wade’s gay kid attacked online.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old son Zion came out the closet a long time ago. He even perambulated Miami’s Gay Pride Parade while switchin’ like a runway model. But there’s still a profusion of detractors who are less than congenial when it comes to Zion’s homosexuality. Sh*t hit the fan on Thanksgiving when D-Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, circulated a family photo that shows a feminal Zion donning hooker-esque fingernails and a crop top. Social media trolls went on the attack, prompting the retired Miami Heat star to tweet out a reprisal. “I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social [media] about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in — so i get it,” D-Wade, 37, wrote. “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!”
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
Several Twitter users chimed in with homophile succor. One fan wrote, “Shout out D. Wade for setting the example of a Black father loving and accepting their children as they are,” while another added, “There’d be a lot less trauma in our community if more Black dads were like this.”
Do you agree with them?
Should more dads be supportive of their gay kids?
Should haters keep contumelious comments to themselves?
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