Charlize Theron had the internet divided when she claimed that her seven-year-old son Jackson was transgender and that he identified as a girl
What shocked many is that the SA born star revealed that Jackson – who has been spotted wearing long braids and pretty princess dresses, knew he was a girl at age three!
(FYI – My three-year-old doesn’t know if he is a T-Rex, a great white shark or Mr Bean from one minute to the next).
Many criticised the actress for how she dealt with the situation as a parent.
Charlize Theron says her son is now a daughter because, “she looked at me when she was 3 yrs old and said, ‘I am not a boy!’”
I used to nanny for a toddler who insisted she was mermaid.
I (the adult) made her get out of the tub anyway.
She is now a happy, human 12 yr old.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 20, 2019
So @CharlizeAfrica says her 3yr old son told her he was a girl.
My son (7) thinks he’s Batman🤔
My daughter (5) wants a boyfriend😭
My oldest wants to be a YouTube star🤦🏼♂️
As DAD, I explain Batman isn’t real, too young to date, and get a real job first!
See how that works?!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) April 20, 2019
At 3 you dont let the child to decide what to eat, what to watch on tv, you dont understand when says lies or truth, you doubt if has stomach pain, plays different roles, but I guess is mature enough to decide be transgender. Obviously reinforced, no alternative option was given.
— Afirimenos Kallitexnis (@zdpolevis1) April 20, 2019
Others praised the star for allowing her child to be his authentic self.
This beautiful young lady can’t possibly be happy. Look at her. Positively miserable! YES #CharlizeTheron 😊 Ignore the uninformed comments – you are setting a fantastic example 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/U1hQSGRUxG
— India Willoughby (@IndiaWilloughby) April 19, 2019
The blonde beauty is not the only celeb who is encouraging their kids to choose their own identity
More and more stars are revealing that they are allowing their children to choose to wear what they feel most comfortable in, even if it means dressing up as the opposite sex.
Take a look at these stars who are raising their kids to shun gender stereotypes…
Naomi Watts & Liev Screiber
Naomi & Lieb’s son Samuel aka ‘Kai’ identifies as the opposite sex and could easily be mistaken for a girl!
Schreiber’s and Naomi Watts son pic.twitter.com/bbSZTLfNDw
— Basic Gestalt (@Floorphiler) April 22, 2019
Megan’s three sons Noah, Journey and Bodhi are often spotted out in pretty Disney dresses.
“If a boy loves princesses and a girl loves baseball, that’s not indicative of their sexuality… It’s indicative of their communication and creative expression. We can’t limit children by telling them how they should play,” Megan said in a social media post.
Megan Fox & Brian Green out with their son in a Princess Elsa dress makes me so positive for the future. Let kids be who they want to be ???? pic.twitter.com/FX8rz2WEMu
— Holly Collins (@HollyJoCollins) October 5, 2017
Brian Austin Green/Megan Fox’s son wears dresses, Dad’s OK with that: “He’s not harming anyone by wearing a dress. If he wants to, awesome.” pic.twitter.com/9KZZjER2rm
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 8, 2017