Marlon Wayans says that in his forthcoming comedy special, he will talk about his journey of supporting his son Kai’s gender transition.
The renowned actor, famous for his comedic roles in “The Wayans Bros.” and “White Chicks,” opened up on November 10 during an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” shedding light on both his professional and personal life.
In the interview, the 51-year-old shared his experiences as a father to Kai, emphasizing that Kai was assigned female at birth. On November 12, Wayans took to Instagram, posting a family photo featuring Kai on his left side.
Born in 2000 to Wayans and his former wife Angelica Zachary, Kai became a focal point in the actor’s discussion about the importance of parental understanding during a child’s transition.
Wayans highlighted his own journey, evolving from ignorance and denial to embracing unconditional love and acceptance of his son’s identity. The actor expressed a need for parents to receive this message, acknowledging that he himself is navigating through the process.
During the interview, Wayans unveiled his plan to incorporate his experience into a comedy special tentatively titled “Rainbow Child,” aiming to satirize his emotional journey.
He admitted that grappling with his son’s transition was initially challenging but evolved into one of the most humorous and insightful aspects of his life.
The actor also candidly confessed to still working on using the correct pronouns for Kai, emphasizing the importance of trying and the happiness it brings to his child.
Wayans underscored his desire for his children, including 21-year-old son Shawn, to be free-spirited and true to themselves.
He expressed pride in his kids for embracing their identities and stressed the significance of instilling confidence within the household.
Wayans concluded by expressing his commitment to fostering an environment where his children can be authentic, declaring his pride in their individuality.