Marlon Wayans Opens Up About Embracing His Transgender Son

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Marlon Wayans shares the moment he learned how to accept his transgender son. 

In a recent interview, the comedian talked about his plan to curate a new comedy special called Skittles or Rainbow Child, that will be about his trans son. “Skittles or Rainbow Child” is about my daughter. I have a daughter that transitioned into a son,” he said. “My daughter Amai is now Kai, so I talk about the transition. Not his..their transition but my transition as a parent, going from ignorance and denial to complete unconditional love and acceptance.” 

Wayans revealed that he used jokes to get through the news. “You transitioning into your brother. You look just like him… I can’t tell the difference between him and Shawn,” he said. “I got to respect their wishes, and as a parent, I just want my kids to be free.

He continued, “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. So, 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?”

Marlon shares Kai and Shawn with his ex-girlfriend, Angela Zackery. What are your thoughts on this?