Marlon Wayans won’t let it slide if you say anything bad about his daughter. The 46-year-old recently took to his Instagram account to sing his daughter Amai Wayans praises in a touching Pride Month post.
The “White Chicks” star posted a photo of the 19-year-old sitting down in a backyard. She showed off the the sole of a pair of Vans, which is painted resemble the rainbow pride flag. “Happy pride to my pride and joy,” Marlon wrote alongside to the pic.
“I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again,” he continued.
While it was a moving caption, one user was less than impressed by the fact that Amai came out as gay in such a young age. “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,” the person said in the comment section.
It didn’t take long before Marlon jumped into his daughter’s defense and clapped back at the critic. “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,” the actor wrote back.
Another troll criticized his parenting, saying, “You think if you support her you are good ??? Being a parent is not about saying yes to everything no you need to say yes on the good things only now just one question if you really support her would you give up being a grandfather because of this stupid decision that she made because as last as remember two girls can’t make a baby.” To which, Marlon hit back, “there’s technology and i got the means.. so that u shallow f***er. Go hate your own kids.”
“Damn unfollow. Sad s**t,” another person wrote before Marlon simply responded, “bye.”
Despite the backlash, some others left supportive comments under the post. Among them were Gabrielle Union and La La Vazquez (La La Anthony). La La and Gabrielle, who previously supported her step son Zion at a Gay Pride Parade, left multiple heart emojis. A fan also praised Marlon, saying, “You’re a great father! If more fathers were like you the world would be a better place!”