Gabrielle Union took to Instagram to wish 13-year-old Zaya Wade happy birthday.
In a beautiful post, she wrote:
“Happy Birthday baby!!! I can’t believe you are 13!! @zayawade you are such an inspiration and motivation to get my butt up everyday and fight. When I’m weary, frustrated, full of rage, I see your face and your joy and you living your best life and I want that for all of us. I love you sooooo much kid!! Enjoy this day and everyday knowing you are loved, protected, respected, admired and celebrated.
Hill Harper decided to use that opportunity to disrespect Gabrielle as a mother by using her post to misgender Zaya and plug his
shitty book at the same time.
Whether you follow celebrity news or not, Gabrielle and Dwyane Wade’s outspoken support of Zaya has made headlines across the globe. With Hill’s emphasis on “young man” and sudden need to plug his book from damn near 15 years ago makes it clear that his post was malicious.
Hill Harper is a grown ass man who didn’t have to say anything — especially to someone’s child on their birthday. Shame on him.
At a point in time where we need to be collective you got ignorants like Hill Harper out here doing this bullshit.
— ELLIE (@WRGHT__) May 29, 2020
My issue is if black men loved black women the way they say they do, I would see a timeline of infuriated black men dragging Hill Harper for being transphobic to a 13 year old black girl. But y’all don’t really love black women and we been knew.
— Maia Papaya (@MaiaxYvonne) May 29, 2020
Hill Harper mad disrespectful….right up under Gabby’s post too smdh
— J. Smith (@Sir_JaLon) May 29, 2020
Hill Harper chose the fade coming his way…
Cause no way that shit was based of ignorance and lack of knowledge.
He could’ve just fucking not if his pride was rooted that deep.
— Targaryen Ting (@TishaRaquel) May 29, 2020
The fact that Hill Harper came with the disrespect on Gabrielle Union’s post and not Dwyane Wade’s speaks VOLUMES.
There are levels to the disrespect in that comment.
— Chill Scott (@LilBlueLotus) May 29, 2020
Hill Harper need his ass beat.
— ash (@amacattackkk) May 29, 2020
Hill Harper knew what he was doing. Can’t convince me otherwise.
— ??Oshun?? (@DreaBeLike_) May 29, 2020
Hill Harper came to speak at my job and requested a kale salad with no dressing. You can’t trust no nigga who eat dry ass kale by choice. His book geared toward girls is also more expensive than the one geared toward boys. https://t.co/ZT7fwXGudB
— joan carol clayton (@fierefillenoire) May 29, 2020