Gabrielle Union may be married to an NBA all-star, but she’s established herself as an actress and businesswoman and despite being married to NBA baller Dwyane Wade, wants you to know that she has a name and it is NOT “Dwyane Wade’s Wife.”
On March 12th, Gabrielle Union and her hubby Dwyane Wade donated $200,000 to the March Our Lives gun control rally, a rally led by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the mass shooting that took place at the Parkland High School, killing 19 people. Both Wade and Union live in Florida with Wade’s three children and Union immediately spoke up about the mass shooting shortly after news broke.
On February 14th, Union along with several other celebs tweeted out about the need for stricter gun-control regulations.
Feeling compelled to lend a hand toward the movement, Union and Wade selflessly donated the money. While mostly all the articles which reported on the couple cited both Wade AND Union for their charitable donation, one news outlet could not seem to get it right and mentioned Union simply as Dwyane Wade’s wife.
Shortly after WSVN 7 News tweeted the headline, fans on Twitter quickly called out the news outlet for name snub and came to Union’s defense.
Following the snub, Union herself took to Twitter to call out the news outlet and letting them know that while she is married to Wade, she has a name.
The outlet has since apologized publically several times and even retweeted the post with the correction.
Dwayne Wade took to Twitter and has since accepted the outlet’s apology, but some followers still have yet to be convinced of the snub and think more should be done.
Fans want the old tweet to be deleted altogether, but the news outlet said that by doing so it looks as if they are hiding something and they have nothing to hide and are owning up to their mistakes.
What do you think? Should they delete the tweet? Was their apology enough?