For the first time, Megan Fox has publicly addressed the mom-shaming she’s faced. Fox has posted pictures of her sons, Noah and Bodhi, on Instagram only to face criticism from fans about the boys wearing dresses and having long hair.
In one image, six-year-old Noah is pictured wearing a Frozen costume dress and people did not hold back their negative commentary. “Don’t let your little boy wear Cinderella dresses,” said @maseysmama83. “It’s highly confusing for the kid. Honestly thought he was a girl. Smh. This society is lost.”
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Megan Fox Defends Son’s Decision to Wear Dresses
Watch Fox’s full interview below.
Talking about Noah, she told the hosts, “He designs. He draws outfits. He’s very talented, but he’s still six. He’s really into fashion. Sometimes, he’ll dress himself and he likes to wear dresses sometimes.”
Despite sending him to a very liberal school in California, she said “he still has little boys going, ‘Boys don’t wear dresses,’ or ‘Boys don’t wear pink.”
She said her main priority is to teach her sons to be confident “no matter what anyone else says.”
Her husband, Brian Austin Green, has also publically defended his son’s choices, saying that Noah is “not harming anyone by wearing a dress.” In addition to Noah and Bodhi, the couple has a third son, Journey, 3.
Gender identity and issues surrounding those who identify as gender-nonconforming have become hot topics within the parenting world over the last several years. As younger children feel more confident expressing themselves in non-traditional ways, there has been a lot of pushback. For example, a teacher in California recently got in trouble for handing out a “gender unicorn” worksheet to students that helped explain different gender identities.
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