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Marlon Wayans Gives 'Zero F—ks What People Think' As He Supports Queer Child

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM EDT

Marlon Wayans is not a father to be messed with, especially when it comes to supporting his trans son.

The comedian recently slammed critics, who came for him after he honored his oldest son, Kai, with a Pride month photoshoot. Instead of feeling discouraged by the backlash, the "Haunted House" star opted to drown the hate with love and laughter.

Marlon Wayans has been vocal about his support for his son, Kai, and how he went through a transitional period as a parent to accept his identity.

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Marlon Wayans Slams Critics With More Pride Month Posts

Marlon Wayans at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Following the vehement reactions to his Pride month celebratory post, Marlon clapped back at trolls by sharing more pictures from the photoshoot. The first, which he shared hours after his original post, captured him flaunting his shirtless body.

Marlon posed on the ground littered with balls, their colors matching the Pride flag draped across his waist. He also donned a bucket hat with the Pride colors; however, his dashing image was far from how he felt in the post's caption.

"Yeah, and just for the HATE MONGERS… I'm posting ANOTHER," the 51-year-old declared, stressing that he would always prioritize his relationship with his trans son rather than cater to the ideals of others. In his words: 

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"As a father of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, I show my support. Zero f-cks what people think. If I lost you… GOOD! Your hateful ass never loved me in the first place."

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Marlon Threatens To Keep Posting Pride Pictures

In his lengthy caption, Marlon clapped back at critics, asking, "How can you love anyone when you're too busy judging?" He noted that he did not mind acting like a troll and would keep posting his Pride pictures.

He proved his words were not an empty promise by sharing another post supporting the LGBTQ+ community. This time, Marlon donned a gray shirt with multiple Pride pins housing slogans like "100% Pride, 0% Shame."

The comedian touched up his look with a half-Pride face mask and a chunky chain necklace. He doubled down on his threat to keep torturing his critics with more Pride posts in the caption, writing:

"You mad?! I can do this sh-t ALL DAY... but instead, I think I'll do it ALL MONTH. HAPPY PRIDE. Love and Laughter will always drown hate."

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Inside The Original Post That Sparked Criticisms

The drama began on Friday, June 14, when Marlon posted a picture on Instagram supporting the LGBTQ+ community. He posed shirtless while seated on the floor with a Pride flag draped over his shoulder.

Marlon completed his look with silver metallic pants and matching signature sneakers. For his accessories, he donned two chain necklaces, a black baseball cap, and sunglasses. He showed his support for the LGBTQ+ community in the post's caption, writing:

"Happy PRIDE to all my LGBTQ+ peoples. Did a photo shoot with the great photographer @parrish_lewis dope pic. P.S. I'm STRAIGHT… Well, according to my child, CISGENDER male. I just love and support my peoples."

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As stated, Marlon's words did not receive the love of all his fans, with some slamming him for supporting the LGBTQ+ community. One troll comment read, "Boy earned his first L on a Friday morning," while others echoed their intentions to unfollow the entertainer.

Fans Support Marlon's Pride Month Posts

The comment sections across all three posts Marlon shared received mixed responses from his followers. However, his true fans drowned out the criticisms with encouraging messages and assured the comedian he was in the right.

"First, How do people still unfollow because someone is supporting people???? I think they need to do some self-reflection, self-examination, and self-interrogation. All three. Cuz wow. And 2nd. I like your balls," fellow actor Mehcad Brooks penned.

"Baby boy.. always remember.. there are ordinary folk trolling kids and people who never got real love from their own parents, all together, in these comments. Ignore them.. or post another one and get them madder," a fan advised Marlon.

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A third applauded the 51-year-old's dedication to Kai, writing, "And I'll SAY IT AGAIN! You a Real Father! Some people be cappin' when they say 'I have unconditional love For you' to love someone under the CONDITION that they make you happy & themselves UNHAPPY is not right!"

"God bless you, Marlon! You are my Idol for a Reason," the individual continued, noting they understood where the comedian was coming from as a straight person with LGBTQ family members.

Marlon Wayans Opened Up About His Reaction To Kai's Transition

Marlon Wayans attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Marlon gotcandidabout his honest reaction to Kai's identity in an emotional interview in May. He claimed he experienced a period of soul-searching when his oldest son dropped the bombshell news and found himself transitioning from "defiance to acceptance."

"It took me all of a week, and in that week, I grew the most that I ever did in my life. You understand the purpose of kids and the beauty of unconditional love," Marlon declared, adding: "At the end of the day, in my heart, only thing that matters to me is that my child is happy."

The moment also inspired his stand-up shows, noting he wished to "gift not just laughter but some lessons." The best part was that Kai was okay with Marlon talking about their transgender journey, per PEOPLE.

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