Marlon Wayans Stands Firm Against Online Critics After Sharing LGBTQ+ Support During Pride Month with Photoshoot in Los Angeles

Marlon Wayans is standing his ground after showing support for the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month. As the father of a transgender child, the In Living Color alum’s advocacy comes from a deeply personal place. This connection makes his defense against online critics even more heartfelt and resolute.

On Friday, Wayans shared photos from a recent Pride-themed photoshoot with photographer Parrish Lewis, celebrating the community he loves and supports.

Sharing His Pride

Wayans’ initial post featured a picture of himself draped in a rainbow flag, accompanied by a caption that read: “Happy PRIDE to all my LGBTQ+ peoples.

Did a photo shoot with the great photographer @parrish_lewis dope pic.” He clarified his own identity, stating, “P.S. I’m STRAIGHT… well, according to my child CISGENDER male. I just love and support my peoples.”

He also promoted his comedy special, Good Grief, now available on Prime Video. Unfortunately, the post attracted numerous hateful and bigoted comments.

Responding to Criticism

Despite the negativity, many others supported Wayans, his son, and the LGBTQ+ community. Some critics used religious arguments to oppose his stance, with one commenter suggesting that societal acceptance does not equate to moral correctness.

Another person argued that while one can love their child, they do not have to support the LGBTQ+ movement. In response, an ally countered by stating that being LGBTQ+ is not a behavior but an identity, challenging the critics’ understanding.

Doubling Down on Support

Unfazed by the backlash, Wayans posted another photo from the shoot, sitting among colorful balls with the rainbow flag. His caption read: “Yeah and just for the HATE MONGERS … I’m posting ANOTHER. As a father of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, I show my support.

Zero fks what people think. If I lost you… GOOD! Your hateful a never loved me in the first place.

How can you love anyone when you’re too busy judging? Some of y’all funny. I’m a troll. I’ll post all day.”

This post garnered a wave of support, including comments from his niece, Chaunte Wayans, and celebrities like Janelle Monae, Tiffany Haddish, and Mehcad Brooks.

Reinforcing His Message

To further emphasize his point, Wayans shared a third photo, this time with a fierce expression while holding a rainbow mask over part of his face. He declared, “You mad?! I can do this s**t ALL DAY… but instead I think I’ll do it ALL MONTH. HAPPY PRIDE.

Love and Laughter will always drown hate.” He ended the post with another promotion for his comedy special on Prime Video.

Wayans continued to share his Pride photos, unapologetically supporting his child and the LGBTQ+ community.

Backlash and Support

Despite the hateful comments, Wayans received overwhelming support from fans and allies. One supporter highlighted the insecurity and homophobia displayed by some men in the comments, questioning why supporting one’s child and the LGBTQ+ community was a problem.

Another person defended Wayans, pointing out that he simply supports his child. Wayans’ bold stance and willingness to confront criticism head-on earned him admiration and respect from many.

A Father’s Love

Last year, Wayans spoke openly about embracing his transgender child, Kai, during an interview with The Breakfast Club. “I just want my kids to be free,” Wayans said. “I want them to be free in spirit, free in thought, free to be themselves.

The more you know yourself, the more you can govern yourself, the more you live your truth, the happier your existence.”

Wayans shares his children, Kai and Shawn, with his ex-partner Angela Zackery, and also co-parents his one-year-old daughter Axl with ex-girlfriend Brittany Moreland.


Marlon Wayans’ unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community and his transgender child during Pride Month showcases his dedication to love and acceptance.

Despite facing online backlash, Wayans continues to champion inclusivity and equality.

His heartfelt posts and candid responses to critics highlight the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs and supporting loved ones unconditionally.

As Pride Month progresses, Wayans’ message of love and laughter remains a powerful counter to hate, inspiring many to embrace acceptance and understanding.

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