Neil Patrick Harris responds to James Woods’ attack on boys who wear makeup
Neil Patrick Harris has hit out at James Woods, after the actor took to social media to criticise a couple’s parenting.
Woods, a former Hollywood star who appeared in classic films including Once Upon a Time in America and Videodrome, shocked fans with a tweet last night.
The actor, a strong supporter of Donald Trump, shared a photo of a boy wearing make-up and attacked his parents for letting him do so.
He wrote: “This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realises what you’ve done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage.”
The comments have been condemned by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, who happens to be a friend of the couple in the photo.
He tweeted: “Utterly ignorant and classless, Mr. Woods. I’m friends with this family. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself.”
Harris, who has two children with his husband, is a strong defender of LGBT equality.
His rebuttal to Woods received almost 60,000 likes.
The original photo featured the boy with his smiling, proud parents, holding signs saying: “I love my gender creative son” and “My son wears dresses and makeup, get over it.”
Earlier this year, the Trump-supporting actor made a homophobic comment about gay broadcaster Anderson Cooper.
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