Marlon Wayans just won the proud dad award with this supportive and heartfelt message to his 19-year-old daughter Amai.
The actor and comedian posted an Instagram photo of his teenager rocking a pair of Pride-themed Vans with a rainbow sole. In the caption, he sent a message of support and unwavering love, writing, “Happy pride 🌈 to my pride and joy. I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again.”
Sadly, Wayans’s support of his openly gay daughter was met with as much criticism as it was applause. One follower challenged his post, saying, “She’s not old enough to understand what that’s really all about,. You have the power to change lives, Bro. Don’t teach her that.” Wayans responded, saying, “She’s 19. She’s who she is until or until she don’t choose different. Love her for her not what I want her to be.”
Anyone who has been following Wayans for a while knows that his love for his children is knows no bounds. The comedian, who also has a 17-year-old son named Shawn, shared a birthday message to Amai just days prior. “You’re heaven sent. An amazing child. A kind human. A soul any and every parent would be proud to have as a daughter,” he wrote. “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.”
Round of applause for this kind of unconditional love!