By: Dylan Kemp

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Dwyane Wade and wife Gabrielle Union have always been vocal about their thoughts on inclusivity, especially when it comes to their own family.  

Gabrielle Union had shared a family photo on Instagram. In it, their son Zion seems to have worn a crop top shirt and sporting white nails. People on social media were quick to criticize Zion’s appearance. That’s when D. Wade stepped in.


“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,” he said on Twitter. “So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!”

Hundreds of users then came to Wade’s support.

One person on twitter even tweeted “Shout out D. Wade for setting the example of a Black father loving and accepting their children as they are. There’d be a lot less trauma in our community if more Black dads were like this.”

Wade retweeted this with a “100” emoji

Earlier this year, Wade posted a picture of Zion and Union at Miami Beach Pride Parade, captioning it: “We support each other with Pride.”

“I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve,” Union said on social media in October.