Model Amber Rose angrily answered Instagram trolls who trash-talked her 5-year-old son as “gay” for being an enthusiastic fan of Taylor Swift.
“Shout out out to all the hyper masculine men and ignorant dumb ass women that will call a five-year-old gay for liking Taylor Swift,” Rose wrote in her Instagram story on Wednesday, a day after she posted movies of her son Sebastian delightedly opening a present from Swift.
“This is why young kids kill themselves. And this is also why our society is so fucked up,” Rose continued. “We allow him to be himself. He can listen to whatever music he likes, he can like whatever color he wants and we let him be passionate about whatever his little heart desires.”
Rose’s robust phrases got here after she posted two movies on Tuesday of Sebastian opening a customized present from the musician, which included VIP tickets to an upcoming live performance.
“This is going to be so exciting,” the little boy says in one of many movies.
The movies garnered 1000’s of responses, together with some from individuals who appeared troubled by the child’s Taylor Swift fandom. Rose, host of the podcast “Loveline With Amber Rose,” determined sufficient was sufficient.
She defined that she and ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, Sebastian’s father, “don’t make our son live by society norms that’s why he’s so special,” and that “liking a certain type of music will not make you ‘pick’ your sexuality.”
She added: “P.S. my son simply obtained accepted into probably the most prestigious non-public college in Los Angeles as a result of he’s good as fuck and artistic as fuck like his dad and mom.
“He also has more money in his bank account than any of you trolls could ever imagine Lol.”
Rose implored followers to “do better for the next generation” and “teach ur kids to love and not hate.”
She ended the rant with this: “Regardless if he’s gay or straight when he gets older he will be around the most amazing loving people that will support him no matter what.”
A study of 760 teens by Violence Prevention Works discovered that 78 % disapproved of anti-gay teasing or bullying. Those most definitely to be bullied are “kids who are gay or thought to be gay,” the examine discovered.
The group notes that bullying and harassment have damaging results on LGBTQ college students, together with “extreme anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and thoughts of suicide.”
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