Did Susan Sarandon’s son just come out as a brony?
Probably much to the joy of bronies everywhere, their club now has a celeb member in the form of Susan Sarandon’s son.
Miles Robbins, the famed actor’s son, accompanied her to the Zoolander 2 premiere on Tuesday wearing an outfit with My Little Pony toys stitched onto it.
For those unaware, bronies, as defined by the Urban Dictionary, are “A name typically given to the male viewers/fans (whether they are straight, gay, bisexual, etc.) of the My Little Pony show or franchise. They typically do not give in to the hype that males aren’t allowed to enjoy things that may be intended for females.”
Both stars chose to wear pretty impressive outfits to the premiere in New York City.
Robbins last year questioned why people think it’s strange that he wears dresses.
He is the son of Rocky Horror Picture Show star Sarandon, who also spoke about her son’s enjoyment of “colouring outside the lines” of gender.
She said: “My son Miles is a musician and a DJ and sometimes when his band performs they all wear dresses, and he has long hair.
“I think the more crayons you have in your box to colour outside the lines, the more exciting it is.”
In a column for the Huffington Post, Mr Robbins said he found it strange that, due to his mother’s comments, people assume he is not straight or cisgender.
He said: “I think that it is absurd to think that there is a rigidity to the identity of CIS and Heterosexual males and females — that for a man to wear a dress or for a woman to wear pants must mean that they are LGBTQ.
“Of course, I don’t mean to step on the toes of the trans community, because I think that they are incredibly brave, and I cannot imagine how difficult it is to be born in the wrong body.
“I wish that gender didn’t have to be assigned on public documents like driver’s licenses, passports and such… that is the pressure that society puts on trans people.”
A US Army drill sergeant last year claimed that it is more difficult to come out as a fan of My Little Pony than it is to come out as gay.
He made the claim on Channel 4 documentary World of Weird. The documentary series profiles BronyCon, the conference for adult fans of the ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ cartoon series.
In 2014, a North Carolina school that ordered a 9-year-old boy to stop wearing a My Little Pony bag because it caused bullying later reversed its decision.
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