Progressives are always in competition with each other to signal how evolved and enlightened they are.
The ostentatious displays of “virtue” always give off an air of insincerity.
Actor James Woods has had enough of it, and he called out two activist parents for what they did.
The parents label their son “gender creative” and put him in dresses with makeup. Woods’ caustic response drew the ire of actor Neil Patrick Harris.
From The Washington Times:
Actor Neil Patrick Harris blasted Hollywood peer James Woods this week over criticism the latter levied against LGBT friends.
Photos of a “gender creative” boy at Orange County Pride event held in June caught the eye of Mr. Woods, 70, who told nearly his 720,000 Twitter followers Monday that the child would one day turn on his parents for allowing him to wear dresses and makeup.
This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you’ve done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage
Mr. Harris of “How I Met Your Mother” fame responded Tuesday to the “utterly ignorant and classless” commentary.
“I’m friends with this family. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself,” he told Mr. Woods.
Mr. Woods fired back Wednesday.
“Using one’s child as a social justice propaganda doll is tantamount to child abuse,” he said. “This is not about homophobia. Nice try though. … I spent my entire adult life in the New York theatre scene, kids. I have more gay friends than Liberace. So, let’s stop the homophobia train.”
Woods’ initial comment and rebuttal to Harris are exactly right. Why do these parents feel the need to propagandize their son? He’s clearly not the one spearheading this.
It’s obvious because the boy’s mother Lori Duron has had a website/blog called RaisingMyRainbow.com for years, which spawned a book.
There are also Facebook and Twitter pages, and Duron has made several appearances on radio stations.
There’s nothing wrong with Duron and her husband sharing their experiences, but something about this just reeks of opportunism, which is what Woods touched on.
From People Magazine:
And while CJ is unaware of Woods’ tweet, he still regularly receives hate mail and threats…
[Duron said] “This isn’t about us, this is about the LGBTQ community.”
She added: “My kids are my number one priority…”
If her son is the number one priority, subjecting him to public ridicule doesn’t seem like the best parenting tactic.
Duron and her husband are perfectly capable of chronicling their story without using their son as a prop for their cause.
The entire ordeal just doesn’t feel right, and James Woods aptly pointed it out.