Megan Fox was ridiculously mom-shamed after posting photo of her sons at the beach
While she may have taken a step back from the limelight in the past few years, Megan Fox still divides opinion. There are those among us who respect not only her acting abilities, but the fact that she seems to be a good mother to her children. However, other people simply see Megan as the archetype of this new wave of celebrities, who let their sons wear dresses and can't accept that decision.
Whatever you think of Megan as an actress, the abuse that she receives as a result of her parenting decisions is simply absurd. The actress has three sons with her husband Brian Austin Green - Noah, Bodhi and Journey. Paparazzi have photographed the young family on various occasions, with Noah being spotted sporting multiple dresses.
For whatever reason, commenters have struggled to accept the idea of a young boy wearing a dress, which has lead to both Megan and Brian defending their son. Dad Brian said to Hollywood Pipeline:
"If he wants to wear it, then he wears it.
"It's dresses or goggles or slippers, whatever. It's his life. They're not my clothes.
"At five, that's a time when he should be having fun. He's not harming anyone [by] wearing a dress. So if he wants to wear a dress, good on him."
Megan has also defended her son's decision to wear a dress, comparing his upbringing to her own:
"Noah wears dresses so there are no rules - you can be whatever you want to be in my house.
"I grew up in a Pentecostal household, it's Southern Christian. Those are the people who handle snakes and speak in tongues.
"The women in the church are only allowed to wear pants, you can't wear dresses, you can't wear make-up or jewellery, so it's a really sort of oppressive environment to grow up in. But I sort of lean left of that now."
However, despite the parents vehemently defending their children, people have continued to comment and critique. Taking to Instagram to share an image of her kids at the beach, Megan opened herself up to a new wave of criticism.
Her sons could be seen rocking some long locks, something which some people decided that they should comment on.
"Poor darlings they look like they're wearing wigs!" wrote one user.
"I used to think you had two daughters," wrote another.
"'My boys are girls, I'm progressive.' Yeah progressively assisting suicide and mass delusion," commented a third.
However, the majority of users had Megan's back and made plenty of more-than-valid points. One user wrote:
"Omg! So, based on these comments, having long hair when you're a boy means you're really a girl!?" Wow! Who knew! Glad to know that Jared Leto, Chris Hemsworth, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Jason Mamoa, Tom Cruise, Harry Styles, Christian Bale and so many others, are or have been girls in the past. Noted. Glad someone cleared that up for me."
Another user rightly pointed out that men have had long hair since the beginning of time and that body-shaming children is a new low.
At the end of the day, these are Megan's kids, not the troll's. If you don't like their hair or what they wear, that's fine. Just move along.