Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Dwayne Wade Responds to Backlash Over His Son Wearing Fake NailsCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Dwayne Wade Responds to Backlash Over His Son Wearing Fake Nails

By Hope Ankney

In the latest celebrity news, Dwayne Wade took to Twitter after Thanksgiving weekend to address criticism of his son, Zion, wearing fake nails. According to, the hate started over a photo of Wade with his wife, Gabriella Union, and two children, that was posted on Thanksgiving. In the photo, his son is seen wearing a cropped, black sweater and fake nails. He wrote, in response, “Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so I get it. But here’s the thing—I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!”

In celebrity news, Dwayne Wade is a proud parent and is sticking up for his child amid controversy. What are some ways to shield your children from unnecessary drama?

Cupid’s Advice:

Just like Dwayne Wade and Gabriella Union, sometimes you, too, can come under fire for the way you choose to allow your children to express themselves. It’s important to let your kids know that you support them in whoever they choose to become. But, that doesn’t mean you won’t get backlash for it by some. If you’re a parent dealing with hate over how your child is acting or dressing, don’t worry. Cupid has some parenting advice for how to shield your children and stick up for them when unnecessary drama arises:

1. Stand up for them: It’s difficult for a child to fight their own battles if its adults and strangers criticizing them. You’re the adult in the situation. If anyone is talking badly about them, it is your responsibility to take up for them. A parent’s love and support are vital in allowing a child to grow creatively and expressively. And, they won’t forget the fact that you stood up for them in the face of controversy.

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2. Monitor their social media: If they’re young enough, make sure you have full access to their social media pages. There are a lot of hateful people online, and it is not a world that young kids should be getting into at premature ages. Make sure their profiles are private and that they are only accepting friend requests to people they know and trust. This way, the kid doesn’t get to experience the toxic comments that can be posted, firsthand.

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3. Prioritize self-esteem: It’s important for a child to start learning and acquiring their self-esteem at a young age. This way, when they are faced with drama and hate over their personal expression, it won’t destroy them like it would without it. They’ll know how to better handle the criticism and not let it get to them.

How have you helped shield your child away from unnecessary drama? Let us know down below.