The Inspection arrives in just a few days, and star Gabrielle Union’s role made her reflect on motherhood. The actress is married NBA star Dwyane, and together they have multiple children. They have been criticized for their parenting style and for supporting Zaya Wade through her transition. The 15-year old shared with us that she was transgender when she was just 12 years old. Many believed that their allyship was harmful.
The Wades are unwavering in their opposition to negativity, however. Union was recently caught up with Entertainment Tonight and said as a mother, she wants to “be part of healing for a child.”
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In The InspectionUnion portrays a mother who is angry at her son’s lifestyle. Union says Union’s portrayal of Union as a mother who rejects her child because of his lifestyle is the antithesis to reality. She said she was unable to relate with her character.
“Zaya’s still a child of this world, and we try to create a loving, safe bubble in our home, in her school, and community with our extended family.” However, the real world isn’t as kind and protective. “But she’s still a queer person in this country, in this world. She has to fight every day to be seen, to be loved, to be nurtured, to be thought of as worthy.”
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Zaya Wade is clearly coming into her own over the past few years. Her transition has been a source of contention for Dwyane Funches and Siohvaughn Funches. Funches recently took her ex to court after the couple split. She is determined to stop Zaya from having gender reassignment surgery. Funches claims Wade supports Zaya to make money.
Wade clapped back legally and publicly by denying Funches’s allegations. He also contested that she is not an active part of Zaya’s life, even though she has been asked to participate in all avenues.
Check out Gabrielle Union in The Inspection November 18.