Marlon Wayans, a comedian and actor known for his roles in movies like “White Chicks” and “Scary Movie”, has opened up about his oldest child, Kai, who is transgender. Wayans said he talks about his child’s transition and his own journey as a parent in his upcoming stand-up comedy special, “Skittles” or “Rainbow Child”, which will be released on Netflix in December.
Wayans said he wants to help other parents who are going through the same situation and show them unconditional love and acceptance. He said he was inspired by his son’s courage and honesty, and he wanted to share his story with humor and heart.
Wayans also defended his son from some negative comments on social media and said he doesn’t judge, he just loves. He said he is proud of his son and calls him his hero.
Wayans said he is not a perfect parent, but he is a parent that is trying to understand, grow, learn and love. He said he hopes his comedy special will inspire other parents to do the same.
Wayans also said he thinks comedy is a way to heal, educate, enlighten, bridge gaps and make people laugh. He said he hopes his comedy special will make people laugh and think.
– Marlon Wayans Reveals His Older Child Is Transgender and Talks About His ‘Transition as a Parent’, Yahoo Entertainment, 11/13/2023
– Marlon Wayans says next comedy special will focus on his transition as a trans son’s dad, MSN, 11/13/2023
– Marlon Wayans opens up about accepting trans son: ‘I just want my kids to be free’, ABC News, 11/13/2023
– Marlon Wayans opens up about being a parent to a transgender son, Yahoo News, 11/14/2023