Gabrielle Union Defends Her Family Photo Amid Major Criticism

If there is one thing that is 100% true about the internet, it's that a lot of people have a lot of opinions. Taking things one step further, and hiding behind their devices, people are not afraid to vocalize these opinions on the internet. Not at all. This is exactly what happened when a family photo was shared by NBA star Dwyane Wade of his "girls."

People spoke up and Gabrielle Union clapped back.

Union and her husband, Wade, are raising three children together. The oldest, 17-year-old Zaire, then 11-year-old Zion (Wade's children from a previous relationship), and of course, 11-month-old daughter Kaavia, that they have together (who they jokingly call the #ShadyBaby). Recently, Wade shared a photo on his Instagram Story of Union embracing Zion and Kaavia with the caption, "My Girls,". Two people were smiling in the photo, can you guess who? (#ShadyBaby lives up to her nickname.)

Here's what went down: Some shady person on the Internet took a screenshot of the Instagram story and shared it on twitter with the caption saying "What y'all think of this?"

Who knows why though? One can only assume it's because Zion might identify as female and possibly they don't like that? Either way, things got a little heated.

People had lots of opinions, some in support, some not so much. One supportive user wrote, "Mind your business and let him be a father to his kids and husband to his wife. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. These kids are being raised with unconditional love, something many of us weren’t raised with. Surely y’all don’t want anyone to tell you how to raise your kids." Yasssss.

Union finally weighed in saying, "Looks like love to me. I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve. Also Kaav ain't with the dumb sh**. Peace & Blessings good people."

And this is why we love her so.

The family is incredibly supportive of Zion, but their experiences aren't shared much about it on social media, to which Union has shared, "I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell. I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do."

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