Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(New York) — Gabrielle Union’s husband Dwyane Wade took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to “some post-thanksgiving hate” over a family photo she shared last week on Instagram.
The photo shows Union posing alongside Wade, their daughter Kaavia, and Wade’s son Zion, who sports long fingernails and a crop top.
“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!” the retired Miami Heat star wrote.
Wade received numerous responses from other Twitter users who praised the couple for supporting their children.
One user wrote, “Idk if @DwyaneWade & @itsgabrielleu know how POWERFUL & MOVING it is that they’re embracing their son’s individuality. (Damnit I’m crying) In our community, being given autonomy over your body, beliefs, image, & statements as a child isn’t a thing. That child is free & happy.”
“As a parent my only goal is that my kids feel that I see them, love them and support them,” Wade replied.
It’s not the first time the couple has drawn criticism from trolls online.
In October, Wade shared a photo of Union, Kaavia, and Zion on social media, labeling the image “My girls.” One user then reposted the shot with the caption, “What y’all think about this?”
“Looks like love to me,” Union responded. “I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve. Also Kaav ain’t with the dumb s***. Peace & Blessings good people.”
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