Actress Megan Fox is getting flak over letting her son wear a dress.
On July 31, Fox posted a collage of her family to Instagram, including a photo of her 4-year-old son Noah dressed like Queen Elsa from the animated Disney film "Frozen," reports Glamour.
Noah had previously been seen dressed like Queen Elsa in March, while on a family lunch outing in Malibu, as reported by the Daily Mail at the time.
Predictably, the Instagram post generated its share of negative criticism.
“No values. No morals. Promoting gay perversion. Destruction of traditional gender roles lead to a totalitarian society granting government officials more power," one user commented.
Another 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.”
"Why would you let your SON buy a dress?" asked someone quoted by the website Popsugar. "Wouldn't you encourage them to go for the . . . idk . . . Ninja Turtles outfit? Kids grow up based on their parents' decisions for them, if your boy wants to buy a dress it would only make sense to tel them no that's for girls simply because . . . Get a life this is not 'social conformity' this is men are born with penises and women are born with vaginas."
The same source quoted another as saying, "Don't let your son wear Cinderella dresses. It's highly confusing for the kid. Honestly thought he was a girl. This society is so lost."
However, there were many supportive comments as well.
"Lots of boys wear dresses from time to time especially if they have sisters," wrote one person. "If you flip on them and say it's wrong it says more about your insecurities. It's only a dress, it's not like he's in a KKK hood. People are so weird getting upset about this."
Another added a personal perspective. "My little boy for ages played with dolls and My Little Ponies. Wow, get over it, those that are negative about little boys wearing dresses. It's just a dress and let kids be kids & play. You have gorgeous kids and are an awesome mum to let them express themselves freely."
That Fox would let her son wear a dress should not come as a surprise, as she has addressed the topic specifically in the past, as HuffPost observes.
"The boys can wear dresses. Noah wears dresses so there are no rules — you can be whatever you want to be in my house," she said in a 2016 interview with Jimmy Kimmel.
"I grew up in a Pentecostal household, it's Southern Christian," she explained to the talk show host. "The women in the church are only allowed to wear pants, you can't wear dresses, you can't wear make-up or jewelry, so it's a really sort of oppressive environment to grow up in. But I sort of lean left of that now."
Fox has also been open about her own sexuality. "I have no question in my mind about being bisexual," she told Esquire magazine, as cited by MetroUK.
She added: "I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man."