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How DARE Charlize Theron Love Her Son Just How He Is?!

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 26, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 26, 2016 |

Being a parent in the age of the internet is a mixed bag. On one hand, you can find a community to go to for questions on everything from the best stroller to what to do if your kid is obsessed with shoving GoGurt up their nose. On the other hand, for every single thing you do, there’s a parade of judgmental a-holes ready to parent-shame you. And it’s even worse if you’re a celebrity.

Consider Charlize Theron, single mom to a child who loves Frozen so much that dressing like Elsa during outings is a recurring joy. Why would anybody have an issue with that? Well, because Theron’s kid is a boy. And apparently boys aren’t allowed to like princesses, much less play princess dress-up because masculinity is so fragile.

Twitter was quick to react. And while Theron’s loving her son—and the way he chooses to express himself—was met with some predictable hate, she also had her share of ardent defenders.

(Note: some of the most offensive tweets included unedited photos of Jackson. But we’re not about publishing photos of children without the consent of their parents.)

Theron has not responded to critics bigots. And she doesn’t need to. Letting her child live his truth is all she needs to worry about here. Besides, Adele’s got her back.

Kristy Puchko can’t even sometimes.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.