Dwyane Wade Defends His Son for Wearing a Crop Top and Fake Nails | 22 Words

Today in 2019, a person should be allowed to dress in any way they please, regardless of gender.

But sadly, there will always be people out there who will relentlessly troll those who dress differently to others, and these people even target children.

Dwyane Wade is the father to 4 children, and one of which is twelve-year-old Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, who has been pictured recently wearing false nails and a cropped top.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

 

Dwyane Wade is best known for his career as a professional basketball player.

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The thirty-seven-year-old, who was born in Chicago, spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Dwyane has a pretty big family...

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He has 2 sons with ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, he is raising his nephew who is the son of his sister, Deanna, and he has a son and a daughter from 2 other relationships.

He is currently married to actress Gabrielle Union...

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And his most recent child arrived through IVF with Gabrielle.

Dwyane maintains a good relationship with all of his children...

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And he posts on social media regularly with his kids. The snaps are pretty adorable.

Dwyane spent some quality time with his family for Thanksgiving...

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And as any family would do, they were posing for some candid photographs together to mark the festive season.

One photograph caught fans' attention...

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This photograph was posted to Gabrielle's Instagram with the caption, "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," and it shows Dwyane with his son Zion, Gabrielle, and their baby Kaavia James Union Wade.

Fans were quick to point out twelve-year-old Zion's appearance...

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He is pictured wearing false pointy nails and a cropped top, which is literally, not a big deal at all, but people have certainly made it into one.

Cruel comments quickly began to flood in...

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People were making sarcastic comments about the young boy wearing nails and a cropped top, and even began asking where his biological mother was.

"Like a girl"...

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It didn't take long for the narrow-minded comments to come about Zion "dressing like a girl."

Some people are clearly forgetting what era we're living in...

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People can dress in whatever they please, regardless of gender.

Dwyane and his family noticed the cruel comments...

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So he decided to address it publically himself.

Dwyane addressed the way in which he has chosen to lead his family...

"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," he wrote on Twitter.

Dwyane's tweet caused floods of support and praise from fans...

And he replied to a fan saying, "As a parent my only goal is that my kids feel that I see them, love them and support them."

Dwyane knows the score when it comes to being a good and supportive parent...

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"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," one fan wrote.

An example of a supportive and kind parent...

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Every parent should allow their children to be who they truly want to be, and Dwyane and his family are completely doing the right thing. Keep scrolling to read about how Charlize Theron believes that gender-neutral awards should be introduced and how she's raising her son as a girl...