Following Dwyane Wade’s support for his 12-year-old child Zaya coming out as a transgender girl, the LGBTQ+ community rejoiced and praised the basketball star’s acceptance in parenting.
However, Young Thug doesn’t agree. The rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday (Feb. 18) to purposely misgender Zaya and announce, “All I wanna say to dwade son is ‘GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES’ but hey live your true self.”
The transphobic tone of the tweet was met with harsh criticism from fans, urging the rapper to delete his post and apologize to Wade and Zaya.
Young Thug isn’t the first to criticize Wade’s decision to support Zaya’s identity. Earlier in the day, Boosie Badazz went on a tirade via Instagram. “Don’t cut his d–k off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gonna be gay, let him be gay. But don’t cut his d–k off, bruh. Don’t dress him as a woman, dawg. He’s 12 years old. He’s not up there yet. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet. Don’t cut his f—ing d–k off, Dwyane Wade,” the father of eight said.
The Miami Heat star is expected reveal more about his relationship with Zaya in the upcoming ESPN documentary D. Wade: Life Unexpected, which will air on Sunday.