“I have a name” TV station slammed mercilessly for referring to Gabrielle Union as Dwayne Wade’s wife
A TV station has been slammed mercilessly for referring to Gabrielle Union as Dwayne Wade’s wife.
WSVN 7 News reported on Twitter that Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union donated $200,000 to student-run gun control rally. But in reporting the news, they reduced Gabrielle Union, an actress and successful woman in her own right, to just a wife, as though she has no identity of her own.
This angered a lot of people and they called out the TV station and reminded them that Gabrielle Union was already a big name long before Dwayne Wade became known.
Even Gabrielle Union was offended by this and tweeted at the station to let them know that she has a name and it’s not “wife”.
WSVN 7 News has now apologized for the mistake and posted a new tweet correcting their error but they’ve refused to delete the first tweet in spite of pressure from Twitter users asking them to delete it.