Gabrielle Union disclosed on Tuesday, July 27, that she is willing to do anything for her 2-year-old daughter Kaavia James, even if that means catching an immediate flight after wrapping an acting job to send the toddler off to her first day of school.
While sharing various images with her husband Dwyane Wade and Kaavia, Union explained that she flew cross country from New Jersey to Los Angeles, California, following the completion of “The Perfect Find.”
The film, with locations including New Jersey and New York, is about a former fashion designer, portrayed by Union, taking a job with an old archnemesis after losing her previous occupation and her long-time fiancé. The Netflix romantic comedy is based on the book titled by the same name by award-winning author Tia Williams. The movie also stars Keith Powers, Janet Hubert, Aisha Hinds, Gina Torres and Lala Anthony.
The 48-year-old said in the initial post, while also mentioning Wade’s do-rag, “Wrapped #ThePerfectFind & flew right home from set so I could be there this morning to take @kaaviajames to school with @dwyanewade As much as I ❤ my job, nothing compares to this. Also, yes D wore his do-rag to school drop off. #ProtectYourHairIDontCare.”
Despite the actress’ grand gesture, many people surpassed her caption and promptly focused on Wade’s do-rag as they mentioned comedian-actress Mo’Nique. The 53-year-old previously released a controversial video emphasizing how black women are being looked down upon for wearing head garments such as bonnets and headscarves while in public.
“Monique is Shaking In her Boots.”
“Monique is SHAKINGGGGGG 😭.”
“Monique having an aneurysm after seeing him leave the house like this!”
“Uh-oh going out in those man bonnets Monique is gonna get you!”
“The Parkers” star released the initial three-minute video in May after traveling through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and observing countless women wearing bonnets headscarves with house slippers in public.
Mo’Nique started the video by saying that she only addressed this subject out of love for her “sweet babies.” “Hey my sweet babies, so … it took me a minute to say what I’m getting ready to say because I want to make sure I’m not saying it in judgment, and I want to make sure I’m saying it from a place of love.”
She added, “I saw so many of our young sistahs in head bonnets, scarves, slippers, pajamas, blankets wrapped around them, and this is how they’re showing up to the airport. And I’ve been seeing it not just at the airport, I’ve been seeing it at the store, at the mall … and the question that I’m having to you, my sweet babies, is when did we lose pride in representing ourselves?”
The comedian closed out her statement by highlighting the importance of the representation of oneself. “I love you for real. Always have pride in your representation in you, of you, it’s not to get a man, it is just your representation of you, my sweet babies. So, I’m just giving you a warning, if I see you in the streets, in the airport, in the Walmart and you got a bonnet on, and you got slippers on, and you looking like what the f–k, auntie gon’ tap you and say, ‘Hey, baby girl, show you what you worth, show you what you deserve’… because if you look like you don’t give a damn, how you gon’ be treated?”