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Dwyane Wade explains why he disabled comments on Zaya’s Instagram

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Basketball star Dwyane Wade has opened up about his decision to limit the comments on his daughter’s Instagram. Over the last few years, Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, have made an active effort to foster a loving and affirming environment for their trans daughter Zaya – who came out in 2019 at the age of 12.

However, like most teens around the world, Zaya has started to carve out her own lane in the expansive and, at times, harsh social media world.

In a recent interview with the Today Show, Wade revealed that blocking his daughter’s comments was inspired by his eldest child Zaire. “Well, we have a 20-year-old, Zaire, who went through it a few years before Zaya, of jumping on social media and all of the negativity that comes with social media and the comments,” he explained. “And so we went through it once and we saw how it affected him.” However, Wade said that when they sat down with Zaya about her social media presence, the conversation was different due to the ongoing anti-trans hate in the world. “Zaire’s conversation as about sports.

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