Actress Gabrielle Union took Florida news station officials to task on Monday (12Mar18) after she was simply referred to as sports ace Dwyane Wade’s “wife”. (Source: Hollywood.com )
The Bring It On star and Wade hit headlines for donating $200,000 to help students in the Miami Heat basketball legend’s native Chicago, Illinois travel to Washington, D.C. later this month (Mar18) to take part in the March for Our Lives rally for stricter gun legislation.
Reporters at local Miami broadcaster WSVN 7 News picked up the story and sent out a link to their coverage via Twitter, posting, “@DwyaneWade, wife donates $200,000 to student-ran gun control rally ”.
Union spotted the tweet and criticised station bosses for the sexist post, which she shared on her social media page and captioned, “When they let you know what they think of you. I have a name.”
Her husband also spoke out against the slight, writing, “It’s Gabrielle Union-Wade to be exact,” as fans called out WSVN 7 News officials for the controversy.
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