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    Young Thug Commented On Dwyane Wade's Daughter In A Now-Deleted Anti-Trans Tweet And No, Just No


    Last week, Dwyane Wade appeared on Ellen, where he talked about supporting his 12-year-old's gender identity.

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    "I don't know if everybody knows, originally named Zion — Zion, born as a boy — came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I am ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as ‘she' and ‘her.' I would love for you guys to call me Zaya,'" Dwyane recalled to Ellen.

    People praised Dwyane for how he handled the situation — with love and acceptance.

    When I was 12, coming out felt impossible. I thought I'd die with my secret. The world is a better place for trans kids today because of dads like Dwyane Wade.

    We LOVE to see it! Black parents exhibiting that unconditional love for their child who's doing the courageous work of being her perfect trans girl self in a world that ain't yet ready. We got you Zaya, @gabunion @DwyaneWade & fam!

    However, on Wednesday, rapper Young Thug addressed Zaya in a now-deleted tweet, saying, "All I wanna say to Dwade son is God don't make mistakes, but hey, live your true self."

    He followed it up with this tweet:

    First of all, Zaya uses she/her pronouns, so referring to Dwyane Wade's "son" is both incorrect and offensive. People called him out:

    @youngthug this is wack. you tell her to live her true self then intentionally misgender and invalidate her?

    boozie badazz and young thug are garage. it ain’t your kid, so stay tf outta Zaya and Dwayne’s business. she isn’t “too young” to come out, since being trans happens at birth. if she’s able to know what being trans is and connects with that, then that’s good enough. fuck off.

    Boosie Badazz is a rapper who recently went on an anti-trans rant about Dwyane Wade.

    i can't believe the amount of people saying Young Thug's tweet isn't transphobic like what world are you people living in where misgendering someone and saying that them living their truth is a mistake and against god is not transphobic??

    young thug literally just proved hes transphobic i-

    It’s really disappointing to see Young Thug say something so transphobic, especially as he’s someone who has heavily utilised queer identity throughout his career.

    FYI: being anti-trans is never OK. No excuse for intolerance. Bye!

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