A mother's post against smug critics of
her son's female Halloween costume has gone viral.
The mom, identified only as Cop's Wife,
takes on other parents who mocked her five-year-old son's decision to
dress up as Daphne from the cartoon Scooby-Doo.
Wife writes about the incident in a blog post titled My
Son Is Gay
at the blog Nerdy Apple Bottom.
“But here's the point, it's none of
your damn business. If you think that me allowing my son to be a
female character for Halloween is somehow going to 'make' him gay,
then you are an idiot. Firstly, what a ridiculous concept.
Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I
am not worried that your son will grow up to an actual ninja so back
The post has attracted more than 25,000
comments since being published 2 days before Halloween.
While at first enthusiastic about his
costume, the mother reports that her son felt apprehension before
wearing it to school.
“[He] doesn't want to get out of the
car,” Cop's Wife wrote. “I convinced him to go inside. He halts
at the door. He's visibly nervous. I chalk it up to him being a bit
of a worrier in general. Seriously, WHO WOULD MAKE FUN OF A CHILD IN
A COSTUME ON HALLOWEEN?”
But parents did, one mother “made
faces” and asked, “Did he ask to be that?!” while another “just
stood there in shock and dismay.” The mother said it was
Commenting at the blog, a user by the
name of Joy Serena said she could not believe the outrage at giving
her 3-year-old son a doll for Christmas. “He is not gay, not that
I would care, but it was ridiculous how upsetting that was to
“You are a fantastic mother and your
son is so fortunate to have such an amazingly supportive mother who
doesn't feed into playground BS,” cheered another.
Not all comments, however, were
“To me it seems as if you are seeking
approval from the masses that it is ok to promote homosexuality, and
of all people, your 5yr old,” a poster wrote.
“Please remember that he is God's
property not your tool with which to make some social statement,”