Dwyane Wade is not standing for the hate on his daughter’s social media account anymore! The former NBA superstar announced that he’s restricting comments on Zaya Wade‘s Instagram.
Wade made the announcement in a tweet on Thursday after fans inquired about why the comment section on Zaya’s page was turned off.
Julian King, a musician from Philadelphia, mentioned Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union on Twitter saying, “I hate that I can’t comment hearts and cute comments on Zaya Wade’s IG post. As a member of her community, the LGBTQ community, I wanna lift her up too! @itsgabrielleu @DwyaneWade–fix it please.”
The former NBA superstar explained that the comment feature had been disabled for the sake of Zaya’s mental health.
For Zaya’s mental health and privacy we’ve decided not to allow the hate into her comments. Thank you for wanting to spread and show her love.”
Zaya recently popped out on Instagram sporting a whole new look–blown out inches with a lightly beat face. Zaya’s new photos sparked lots of conversation online as the teen, who came out as transgender in 2020, began to present in a more feminine way.
Despite the open love and support that Zaya has received since coming out as transgender, the teen has spoken about the public scrutiny and criticism she’s faced over the last two years. Zaya spoke on the topic during an interview with step mom Gabrielle Union for the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
As a trans person, once I came out, there was a lot of hateful comments about how I should grow my hair out long or fit into a certain version of femininity, even though 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’s learned from the ‘Bring It On’ star.
Her telling me that not everyone in the world and in the media is going to be truthful about what you look like. I don’t have to believe everything they say. The only thing I have to believe is what I feel and what beauty means to me. I think focusing on inner beauty is the most important.”