A straight mom who posted a blog about her five-year-old son's cross-dressing costume choice is now the focus of international internet support and scorn. The mom compared what happened to her little boy to the gay kids who recently committed suicide.
The blog has received 26,000 comments and more than a million hits.
The mom, who blogs
under the name "Cop's Wife," posted an adorable picture of her son, Boo, in his Daphne costume online. She also wrote a long diatribe about the people who have issues with her son's choice (and there are many).
"My son's gay. Or not. I don't care," she wrote. "And he is 5. And I am his mother. And if you have a problem with anything mentioned above, I don't want to know you."
The mom writes about how her son was enthusiastic about dressing as "Daphne" from Scooby-Doo and that he "flipped out" when it arrived.
Then he started to worry that people would tease him. It turns out it was other mothers who were vicious, with some asking nasty pointed questions, and another telling her she should have "never allowed it."
"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 be an actual ninja so back off," she writes.
"Just as it was heartbreaking to those parents that have lost their children recently due to bullying," she continued. "IT IS NOT OK TO BULLY. Even if you wrap it up in a bow and call it ‘concern.' Those women were trying to bully me. And my son."
The mother went on CNN's "American Morning" to talk about the support she's gotten from LGBT groups.
"This seems to really have struck a chord, not just with gays, straights, bisexual and transgender," she said. "But a lot of biracial or special needs families have contacted me and said, "Thanks for supporting your son.' "