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Serayah McNeill, who plays Tina Brown on Fox's Empire, recently posted a video to her Instagram story criticizing Dwyane Wade for being supportive of his daughter Zaya's transition.

Wade has been very loving and supportive of his daughter's choice to be honest with herself and everyone else about who she is.


McNeill questioned Wade's support of his daughter's coming out, saying that the decision was "premature."

She also described coming out as a "life-changing decision that can never be undone." McNeill went on to criticize other supportive parents as well.

She claimed her suspicion was coming from:

"the age of the child, and I think it's not only his kid. There are plenty of kids and their parents are letting them do this."
“I think everything is a little bit too much premature. I don't care if you're boy or a girl, for me, there's things we need to be worried about."

McNeill wasn't the only public figure to slam Wade for loving and supporting his daughter. Rapper Young Thug recently tweeted a criticism of Wade and misgendered Zaya.

He excused the offense by saying:

"God don't make mistakes."

Recent research by a group of University of Washington researchers has shown that transgender kids are just as sure of their gender identities as cisgender kids. Making trans kids wait to transition, and putting barriers between them and gender affirming care, isn't doing them any favors.

The video, and McNeill's statements, were widely criticized by Twitter users.


Many people also made the point that Zaya's parents never mentioned that she was medically transitioning.

They said they love her and support her for who she is.





McNeill also falsely equated being transgender to being gay, in an apparent attempt to sound more accepting in her rant.

"I'm accepting of my child being gay, that's OK, but there are so many others things around that in society that is pressuring children and parents to be a certain type of way."

Trans kids are who they say they are. One of the best things a parent can do is believe them and love them unconditionally.

The Wades are doing the best they can for Zaya by loving and supporting her.

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