has come under fire after referring to #DwyaneWade
’s daughter, #ZayaWade
, as a boy. The actor took to Twitter to celebrate the 13-year-old’s special day.
“Happy Birthday young man,” Hill wrote to Zaya. “Read Letters to a Young Brother,” Harper continued. “Your mom wrote something in it. You’ll love it!”
Many noticed Hill Harper’s gaffe and immediately and called him out. “Hill Harper absolutely did that on purpose,” one Twitter critic wrote. Another social media critic said, “Hill Harper could have told Zaya happy birthday without mentioning gender at all. Like AT ALL.”
Hill Harper came back to Twitter with an apology for misgendering Zaya Wade. “As a family friend, I feel so bad that I may have taken away from the celebration,” the actor tweeted. “Zaya’s courage and strength is something I celebrate,” Harper explained. “And there was absolutely no malicious intent to my post.” MORE ON SITE. LINK IN BIO