Dwyane Wade Appreciated Mike Tyson Speaking Up For His Kid
Boxer Mike Tyson was back in the ring recently fighting fellow boxer Roy Jones Jr. with the fight ending up in a draw.
Along with getting back to boxing, Tyson has also been hosting a podcast. Recently, he wanted to address an issue to one of his guests that sparked controversy earlier in the year.
According to People, “Tyson called out (hip hop artist) Boosie during an episode of his Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast for making transphobic comments regarding Zaya (NBA champion Dwyane Wade‘s child) earlier this summer.”
“What happened to you that you think that you’re somebody that can comment on somebody’s life?” Tyson asked rapper Boosie per People.
“I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child,” Boosie explained in the episode per People. “That’s really why I got offended.”
According to People, Wade’s 13-year-old child, Zaya, came out as transgender earlier in 2020:
“I understand that everyone has their own path, their own journey towards accepting things. So, I’ve never came out and said anything to anybody that feels a certain way about me or someone else in my family and my loved ones,” Wade said to Central Avenue TV, per People. “Because they don’t know us. They don’t know our hearts. They definitely don’t know Zaya. So, all I do is what my mama says, ‘Just pray for them.’ ”
Wade also said “it was great to hear him say that” and that he talked to Tyson earlier in the year, saying that Tyson is knowledgeable and educated about life per Central Avenue TV.
“I actually talked to Mike about that early in the pandemic,” Wade said to Central Avenue TV per People. “We had a conversation. I appreciated it from a standpoint of, you know, Mike is someone who has never tried to be perfect. He is someone who has learned from this journey of life.”
In a recent Instagram post, Wade said “come as you are” in a “Wade Household Photo Shoot Edition!”
Knowing the fragility and sensitivity of a topic like this, think it’s important to address that no matter how you feel about this, it’s all about speaking truth in love, not judgement.
It’s important to hear from concerns on both sides and making an informed decision on your own. Because why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? Fight for what’s right and true but do so with love and listening, not hate.
Wade, in another post said: “Love wins”.
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