This proud dad defended his son’s brilliant choice of Halloween costume
A proud dad has stuck up for his 9-year-old son – after he received hate for dressing as Disney villain Cruella De Vil.
9-year-old Liam, who has a passion for costuming and dressing up, chose to dress up as the 101 Dalmatians villain this year.
Liam’s dad Will shared his son’s costume on Facebook – only to get negative messages from “concerned” friends.
One friend 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 replied: “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.”
The father added that his son doesn’t identify as transgender or gay, and just likes dressing up.
He told the website: “It seems like he is more interested in the creative process and the eccentricity of the outfit rather than the dressing or impersonating a female, although if that was what he wanted to do I would still support him.
“It’s very typical for people to assume that because he has two dads, that we somehow guided him in this direction. That is simply not the case.
“We have had to discuss the fact that he may be met with adverse reactions when wearing this type of outfit to school on Halloween and even out on the evening trick-or-treating.
“Fortunately, he has a great school and very good friends that didn’t give him a hard time.
“I am not asking for applause or acceptance from other parents. I fully understand many probably have an issue with this, but I am perplexed by other parents criticism.”