Actor James Woods shocks family of gender creative child with scathing attack
Actor James Woods is bullying a family online for supporting and raising their gender non conforming child.
On Twitter The Specialist and Casino actor retweeted a photo of a two parents holding signs saying "I love my gender creative son" and "My son wears dresses and makeup...get over it!!"
Woods was not impressed by the happy moment.
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 pic.twitter.com/1k3ITApFsF— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 10, 2017
"This is sweet," he wrote. "Wait until this poor kid grows up, realises what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage."
Gender creative is a way of describing people (typically children) who are not fixed to culture's normative definitions of male or female and, in their own way, interweave their own sense of gender.
The family featured in Woods' tweet is 10-year old CJ Duron and his parents, Lori and Matt Duron.
"My brain couldn't register that James Woods was saying that my son will eventually kill us, dismember us and stuff us in the freezer," Duron told the Huffington Post.
She said CJ began showing signs of gender nonconformity at age 3, started referring to himself as gender nonconforming at 5, and self identified as a member of the LGBTQ community at 8.
Woods is known for his menacing tweets on the social media site.
Last year he publicly declared his hope for an anonymous Twitter user to have died "in agony".
He also relentlessly trolled President Obama on Twitter, and continues to do so.
After Woods' tweet of the family celebrating Pride, the Durons faced intense and relentless harassment on social media.
Woods said he wasn't homophobic, and had a growing list of gay friends after working in theatres.
"Using one's child as a social justice propaganda doll is tantamount to child abuse. This is not about homophobia. Nice try though..." he wrote.
"Some children can be ruthlessly cruel to children who are simply different in any way. I humbly suggest making your child a target is unwise."
"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."
Duron told the Huffington Post it would have been easier to ignore the hate, but decided to speak out.
"I have a voice and I'm not just an advocate for my son, I'm an advocate for all the other children like him and their families. LGBTQ youth face this type of bullying every day without someone standing up for them. I couldn't stay silent, I had to stand up," she said.
Duron documents her son's journey on an online blog, Raising My Rainbow.