A father in the United States has taken to Facebook to show support for his son, who dressed as Cruella De Vil for Halloween.
The Gaily Grind reports
that 9-year old Liam, who loves to design and create costumes, chose to dress as the female Disney villain, after having dressed in previous years as the Black Swan, Cleopatra and Medusa. Liam has a very supportive family including a twin sister, an older sister and two fathers.
His father Will proudly posted a photo of his son’s creation on Facebook, which received many positive comments but attracted one negative comment who wrote, “I must say completely inappropriate, and I can’t believe a parent would ever do that to their child! Sorry if I offend you or your friends but I think it’s wrong!!!!”
Will's response to the bigotry comment was perfect. “We deal with this type of small minded person on a daily basis. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I will always support and encourage my kids creativity happily and without apology.”
He later told The Gaily Grind
, “The most acceptable costumes for boys seem to usually have something to do with blood, gore, and killers - they find that more acceptable? I say live and let live. He’s 9. More kids should be allowed to explore their interests without fear.”