Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green have been subject to a public backlash after permitting their five-year-old son Noah wear a Frozen dress
Netizens freaked out when the media produced images of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green’s eldest son Noah walking with them in public wearing a Frozen Elsa dress. One netizen said: “It is not okay for a boy to walk around in their mother’s heels. Just like it’s NOT okay for a child to be disrespectful. So, again that’s when it’s the parent’s job to instruct the child in the RIGHT way.”
Another said: “No values. No morals. Promoting gay perversion. Destruction of traditional gender roles leads to a totalitarian society granting government officials more power.” And yet another horrified person stated: “I just think is (sic) not a good idea … boys learn very quickly at that age and can start thinking it’s okay. Sorry to be honest.”
Normal people defended Fox and Green’s son
However, many normal people immediately jumped to Noah’s parent’s defense. Not that Fox and Green were bothered by the backlash. Fox has defended her son’s choice of clothing for many years, as he often chooses to a don a Disney princess dress.
Just last year Fox appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and explained to him why her son could wear whatever clothes he wants. She said: “The boys can wear dresses. Noah wears dresses, so there are no rules – you can be whatever you want to be in my house.” And while the marriage between Fox and Green has been rocky, they stand firm as a unified force as parents to their children.
Instagram backlash ensued
When Fox received backlash for posting pictures of their son in a dress on Instagram, Green was quick to come to her and their son’s defense. He expressed to the media that “if he wants to wear it, then he wears it. I’ve heard from some people that they don’t agree with him wearing dresses. To them I say, I don’t care. I feel like at four or five, that’s the time he should be having fun. He’s not harming anyone by wearing a dress. If he wants to, awesome. Good on him.”
Fox and Green aren’t the first celebrity couple to have a child experiment with gender in the public eye. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh regularly decides to wear traditionally boys clothing. Allegedly, she also prefers to be called John. Additionally, in July this year, author Mikli Feria Jorge shared pictures of her son’s painted face, while he wore lacy fabric. Jorge claimed that he had felt inspired to dress up after watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Similarly, backlash ensued.
Mostly, normal people understand that young children experiment with dressing up. Gender has not really infiltrated the minds of the young, especially as the hormones of puberty are not swaying them. It is entirely normal and natural for children to experiment with clothing. It is a time of life for discovery when nothing is yet set in stone.