June is recognized as Pride Month and Marlon Wayans is giving his daughter, Amai Zackary Wayans, all of the love and support she needs.
The celebrity father uploaded a picture of his 19-year-old rocking a pair of shoes with the symbolic rainbow associated with the LGBTQ+ community on them. “Happy pride 🌈 to my pride and joy,” Marlon shared along with the picture. “I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you,” the celebrity father added. “Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again.”
Many thought that the support Marlon Wayans sent his daughter’s ways was absolutely beautiful. “Tell these other fathers to take notes,” one fan said. Another of Marlon’s social media followers simply wrote, “Beautiful.”
The majority celebrated Marlon for his love, but some saw the need to attack both the celebrity father and his daughter. “She’s not old enough to understand what that’s really all about,” one critic replied. “You have the power to change lives, Bro. Don’t teach her that.” One of Marlon’s supporters was quick to point out the fact that Amai is 19-years-old and, thus, legally an adult. “She’s 19,” the fan said. “She is who she is.”
Another troll took the harshness to another level with their response. “You think if you support her you are good,” the critic asked Marlon. “Being a parent is not about saying ‘yes’ to everything,” the commenter continued. “If you really support her, would you give up being a grandfather because of this stupid decision that she made? Because as (sic) last as [I] remember, two girls can’t make a baby.”
Marlon did not let that last comment slide. Instead, the celebrity father responded by saying, “There’s technology and I got the means … So thank you, shallow F—-. Go hate your own kids.”
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Happy birthday to my pride, my heart, my love, my soul, my mini me, my inspiration, my moral compass, my sweet loving, romantic, kind hearted, intelligent, talented, soulful, conscious, angelic, beautiful daughter. I have loved you before you were even here. I rubbed you in your mommy’s belly, i read to you, i talked to you, i kissed you, i cuddled you, i loved you. I remember your head crowned all i saw was a full head of black curly hair and i began to cry like a baby. May 24, 2000, i pulled you from your mother’s womb, i held you in my arms and my world changed. My purpose shifted. I no longer lived for me… i lived for you, for my family, for us. You gave me purpose. You made me tender, you made me communicate, you made me humble, you made me attentive, you made me listen, you made me grow up. Your mere presence turned an arrogant boy into a humble man. You instantly shattered my hardcore and your mommy helped melt it away. Ask your mom you and that boy made me better. Without trying you did. You’re heaven sent. An amazing child. A kind human. A soul any and every parent would be proud to have as a daughter. You a strong minded and have always been. I tried to make you a righty you said “no nigga LEFT”. I tried to steer you straight you said “no nigga gay”. I tried demand things to be my way and you said “why”? You stood up to optimal authority, you questioned it, you challenged it and you defeated it. Thank you for that. Thank you for making me accountable for my actions. Thank u for sticking up for your brother. Once again you grew me. You changed my perspective. You made me love unconditionally and most of all you accept and love me unconditionally for all my flaws. When i am hurting for some reason you are usually present to tap them long soft fingers on my back and “it’s okay Dad”. I feel so strong to be able to be vulnerable in the presence of strong women who uplift me. Thank u for being one of those women. I can’t be no more proud of you than i already am. Never change. Just keep evolving. And know that wherever u are somebody loves u to the moon and back 4 2 4evers X infinity + 1 day… dad
It was just a few days ago that Marlon Wayans gave his daughter a heartfelt birthday message. “Happy birthday to my pride, my heart, my love, my soul, my mini-me, my inspiration, my moral compass, my sweet loving, romantic, kind hearted, intelligent, talented, soulful, conscious, angelic, beautiful daughter,” the celebrity father shared in an open letter online. “You’re heaven sent,” Marlon added. “An amazing child.”
Marlon Wayans is the proud father of two children. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!
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