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Marlon Wayans Says He Has ‘Unconditional Love’ For His Trans Son


Marlon Wayans Says He Has ‘Unconditional Love’ For His Trans Son

Actor Marlon Wayans, best known for his role in the series “The Wayans Bros.” and the 2004 film “White Chicks,” is encouraging parents of transgender children to support their kids after revealing that his eldest child previously came out to him as trans.

The 51-year-old comedian is preparing for the release of his upcoming special, which includes his experience navigating his 23-year-old son Kai’s gender identity.

“I talk about the transition,” he said of his special during a recent appearance on Power 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club.”

He stumbled over pronouns as he clarified that he wasn’t referring to Kai’s transition, but of “my transition as a parent, going from ignorance and denial to complete unconditional love and acceptance. And I think there’s a lot of parents out there that need to have that message.”

Wayans shared his plan to satirize his experience of coming to terms with his son’s gender identity in a comedy special temporarily named “Rainbow Child.”

He explained that coming to terms with the transition was “a very painful situation for me. But man, it’s one of the best, funniest hours (of comedy) I probably could ever imagine.”

He was even candid about “still working on my pronouns” when it comes to Kai. “They know I love them, they see me try, and they’re like, ‘I’m happy.’”

Wayans said that he wants his kids to be “free.”

“I want them to be free in spirit, free in thought, free to be themselves,” he continued. “The more you know yourself, the more you can govern yourself. The more you live your truth, the happier your existence.”

“If they can’t get that in the household with their father and their mother, how the f— do I send them out into the world with that kind of confidence?” he added. “I’m just so proud of them for being them.”

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