Instagram / Gabrielle Union
Dwyane Wade won't stand for people making fun of his kids.
On Thanksgiving, his wife and actress Gabrielle Union shared on her Instagram page a sweet family photo showing her with the NBA star, his 12-year-old son Zion and the couple's 1-year-old daughter, Kaavia James. Many users quickly criticized the older child over his acrylic nails and crop top.
"I've seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo," Wade tweeted on Saturday. "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!"
Others praised Wade.
"Idk if @DwyaneWade & @itsgabrielleu know how POWERFUL & MOVING it is that they're embracing their son's individuality," tweeted user @Miata_Shanay. "(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.