Dwyane Wade no longer represents the hate on his daughter’s social media account! The former NBA superstar announced that he is limiting comments Zaya Wadeis Instagram.
Wade made the announcement in a tweet Thursday after fans asked why the comments section on Zaya’s page was disabled.
Julian King, a Philadelphia musician, mentioned Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union on Twitter, saying, “I hate that I can’t comment hearts and sweet comments on Zaya Wade’s IG post. As a member of their community, the LGBTQ community, I want to give them a shout out too! @itsgabrielleu @DwyaneWade – fix it please.”
The former NBA superstar explained that commenting has been disabled due to Zaya’s mental health.
For Zaya’s mental health and privacy concerns, we’ve decided not to let the hate into her comments. Thank you for wanting to spread and show her love.”
Zaya recently popped up on Instagram sporting a whole new look – inches tall with a slightly battered face. Zaya’s new photos sparked a lot of conversation online as the teen, who came out as transgender in 2020, started to present himself in a more feminine way.
Despite the open love and support Zaya has received since coming out as transgender, the teenager has spoken out about the public scrutiny and criticism she has faced over the past two years. Zaya spoke about the topic during an interview with stepmom Gabrielle Union for the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
When I came out as trans, there was a lot of hateful comments about growing my hair long or fitting into a certain version of femininity, when that’s not true at all. That kind of advice is just trying to break you, but don’t let it.”
Zaya also revealed the most important lesson she learned from the ‘Bring It On’ star.
She tells me that not everyone in the world and in the media will be honest about how you look. I don’t have to believe everything they say. I just have to believe what I feel and what beauty means to me. I think focusing on inner beauty is the most important thing.”