We're Disappointed By The Internet's Reaction To Charlize Theron Dressing Her Son As Elsa

2016-08-25 23:21:48Z
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

A Girl Has No Name... But if you must know I'm Hayley, aka Numpty 'coz I'm a clutz. I'm a Scoopla content producer, actor, martial artist, and you'll often find me binge-watching Netflix with my partner.

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Charlize Theron let her son dress up like Elsa from Frozen and the internet has reacted in the most disappointing manner possible.

In the 21st century, progressive parenting has become a whole new gender blurring realm where little girls don't have to just play with dolls and little boys don't have to just play with cars.

No, these days the world is trying to imbue children with qualities that surpass masculine and feminine ideals to teach us all that we shouldn't be separated by gendered-ideas of how people should behave.

However, there are many people who still believe girls and boys should stick to their separate worlds and be raised in accordance with their gender categories.

Charlize Theron is at the centre of some heavily heated public discussion after letting her son Jackson dress up as Elsa from Frozen.


Many are supportive of her actions to let Jackson dress in the way he wants to, after all, who says a little boy can't like Frozen? Why should girls have all the fun?

Well, Twitter users have hit out at the 41-year-old Hollywood actress for her choices, and to be honest, we are incredibly disappointed by their reactions.

Incredibly disappointed.

Reactions have swayed as strong as comments like, "Why do you adopt this young black boy and then degrade him??"

First off, dressing as a female character is not degrading.

Secondly, the fact she has adopted a young boy from South Africa has nothing to do with this situation, at all.


It never has and never will be illegal for a mother to let her child choose their own clothing. People seem to forget the unwavering passion kids will have when wanting to choose their own clothes. Kids play. Kids dress up.


The definition of transgender alone is not dressing up in the opposite gender's clothing.

Thrusting such labels, albeit there be nothing wrong with such labels, upon children at such a young age will deter kids from trying to discover their own identity as society immediately shuns anything which is not the norm.

Thankfully, there are comments being voiced which are of a more respectful nature which do not slam Charlize.




While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, we all need to use our brains before we use our mouths. Does another parent's child's dressing habits really affect you? Are you just perpetuating a damaging history of gender specific roles in our society?

Are you limiting your child to only being able to do the things their gender is expected to do?

Look in the mirror and ask yourselves some questions, and remember: let's not make privacy more dead than it already is.


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