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James Woods defends his virulent homophobic tweet about a young boy

James Woods is defending a homophobic, wincingly cruel tweet about a boy who proudly wears makeup and dresses.

The staunch Donald Trump supporter and all-around scary person posted the below pic to Twitter, castigating the boy’s parents for letting him play dress-up:

“This is sweet,” he writes. “Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you’ve done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage.”

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris happens to know the couple in the photo, and he immediately condemned the comments.

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“Utterly ignorant and classless, Mr. Woods,” he writes. “I’m friends with this family. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself.”

Woods, however, didn’t back down, and said he’s not remotely homophobic:

“Using one’s child as a social justice propaganda doll is tantamount to child abuse,” he writes. “This is not about homophobia. Nice try though.

“For the record I have supported human rights of all stripes and persuasions, colors, creeds, choices and preferences my entire life. Period.

Some children can be ruthlessly cruel to children who are simply different in any way. I humbly suggest making your child a target is unwise.

I spent my entire adult life in the New York theatre scene, kids. I have more gay friends than Liberace. So let’s stop the homophobia train.”

None of this is particularly surprising coming from Woods, who has a long history of making tasteless, antigay comments.

A few months back, he tweeted a photo of Anderson Cooper making a funny face, adding the caption: “His butt plug dislodges during a newscast”.

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32 Comments

  • LucasH

    Wow, what a jerk. It’s too bad because I’ve liked some of the movies I’ve seen him in. Now I won’t be able to see him in anything without thinking what an asshole he is.

    • man5996853

      You won’t have to worry much about seeing him in anything new. He’s washed up and has been for a while.

  • Mandrake

    I totally agree. Having taught middle school for 35 years, No parent ever suggested their prepubescent child might be transgender, and no child even imagined it before 2010. Children before puberty do not have enough experience inside their own gender to decide they’re really the other. Parents are the main culprits here pushing some progressive agenda onto their kids. Woods is correct that when this child gets to school age and older, he will be mercilessly bullied. Any parents, even if they thought their child was possibly transgender, would encourage him/her to wait till after high school for their own safety… if the parents had an ounce of common sense!

    • Ander

      And so you decided to advance and support the atmosphere that would bully this child? POS.

    • querelledebrest

      I’m 48 yo, and I still remember the shame brought by my own family when I put on my mom’s dresses and makeup when I was 4, so thank you for showing that after 35 years teaching you still have things you ought to learn…

    • Navalator

      Perhaps you should have never been permitted to teach in middle school for 35 years. Or for 35 minutes for that matter. It’s not the parents lacking commons sense, it is YOU.

  • Scribe38

    It’s not my job to enforce gender roles on my nephews… it’s my job to support and create an environment where they don’t think there’s something wrong with them, or consider suicide, push them into running away/exploitation.

  • Donston

    And of course you would defend his extreme response and his general homophobia. Should they be parading their young son around like some “gender fluid” mascot? No. That’s using your child a freakin’ prop. However, Woods’ history of homophobia and his tacky initial response is hardly defensible. But your egregious trans-phobia and tendency to defend homophobia is well known around these parts.

  • Lvng1Tor

    And as long as we continue to tell kids to cover and hide who they are because we are afraid (not always for the kid but the parents don’t want to be embarrassed) the kid will get picked on…the longer we will have self-hating youth who have self-esteem issues, depression, suicidal tendencies etc…why don’t we get together and support these kids and change the future by letting the bullies and aggravators that it is not ok to do this and little by little, the world will change. You would have anyone who is different hide and really put their life at risk rather than make some small minded people uncomfortable.

    Mandrake, your experience is not the same as every teacher. I know many who have completely opposite opinions based on their experience. Plus when youth are allowed to transition and have supportive parents in their formative years…when they truly who they are before people make them ashamed…the suicide rate goes down from 40% to just a few points higher than the national average. Making kids hide only adds to the issues they will have later in life not make it better. I have many supportive parents and awesome youth that are trans and their first-hand knowledge is better than your “well, I never saw it, so it doesn’t happen” it happens..just like when people say they’ve never met a gay person and you know damn well they did, they just didn’t know it. You had kids, ya just didn’t know it. As it becomes more understood and more people come out, the more you will see it…it’s always been there..it’s just not hiding anymore.

  • jjose712

    He is a nasty human being that’s for sure, but label his comments homophobic is a bit going to far.
    His comments were nasty and it’s none of his business what that family do, but his comments can be read the way he explained and one can agree or disagree with what he said, but it’s not homophobia for sure

    • Ander

      Woods has a long history of making homophobic statements which reflect his general, documented attitude.

  • JamJewel

    I am not really surprised at the trans-phobia being expressed by gay men. You just need to look at Tindr to see all the other ‘phobias’ from which we suffer. TLCs ‘I am Jazz’ is actually a good representation of the success of allowing gender expression as soon as the child expresses it. It also shows the differences between early expression and older ones in terms of socializing.

    • Jonathonz

      I like the guideline you’ve just succinctly put in words JamJewel, “allow gender expression as soon as the child expresses it.” The expression of gender hurts no one and in an ideal world should be freely allowed and supported by parents and others. It’s bullying that’s the problem, which is clearly hurtful and damaging to the community and should be stopped when it’s seen or heard.
      Mr. Woods’ comment is totally ignorant. Does he think that these parents dressed the kid up like a doll against their will for their own political agenda? Clearly the kid dressed up that way because they wanted to and is lucky enough to have loving, supportive parents. Bless that family and may God protect them from mean-spirited people like James Woods.

  • radiooutmike

    James Woods is a homophobic piece of s***.

    Anyone who declares they’re not homophobic, by saying they have more gay friends than Liberace is, well, a homophobe. He might tolerate gays…but that’s about it. Him getting butthurt about people’s reaction to his disgusting tweet would sadly, be more relevant, if he was more relevant. Which he isn’t.

    Recent research suggests that if a (trans) child receives counseling and support before they hit puberty, their development into young adults will be easier.

  • He BGB

    Bully who likes to pick on gay men for some reason. Like the remark he made about Anderson Cooper and his butt plug. What a sleazy mommas boy piece of crap.

  • man5996853

    Allowing little assholes to run around and scream in a restaurant full of people is “allowing kids to do whatever/behave however they want”. Allowing your child to express him or herself in healthy ways is much different and it’s a shame you don’t see that.

    @Mandrake: what a moronic statement. No child even “imagined” that they were transgender before 2010? Or no child would dare admit it in fear of the abuse that they’d receive as a result? Or no child would dare admit it because parents weren’t equipped with the information that they’ve received since 2010?

  • Kangol

    Why would a sane adult go after a child like this? He’s not only homophobic, but working off wrong stereotypes, based on characters like the serial killer in The Silence of the Lambs. Supportive, affirming, loving parents are the best thing for children, and it can’t be said enough: the problem isn’t gay, bi or trans people, but homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. All of them kill people, not just figurative, but literally.

    • BigGaySteve

      It’s obvious he is going after the parents. Parents shouldn’t give healthy kids hormones, until the kids are old enough to understand consequences

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    Mr Woods isn’t wrong. He’s absolutely right when he calls it “social justice propaganda.” And how is this homophobic? Nowhere was the child’s sexuality mentioned, not in the original picture or in Mr Woods’ tweet.

    This is just he pusillanimous, oversensitive left getting in a hissy fit over someone daring to express his wrongthink.

    And what is “gender creative”? There are two genders. Stop putting this social constructionist nonsense in kid’s heads. There’s nothing positive or good about it.

    • paul dorian lord fredine

      you are truly a piece of scheiss.

    • KaiserVonScheiss

      @Paul

      Thank you, kind sir.

  • dean089

    For almost forty years there’s been a rumor that James Woods has the biggest dick in Hollywood but, apparently, that was a typo. It seems James Woods IS the biggest dick in Hollywood.

  • Geeker

    You only have to look at the way he’s treated his past girlfriends to know he’s a true jerk.

  • BriBri

    I’m glad I only like to suck dick, it’s so much easier and less costly.

  • Brody

    Should 4-year-olds truly be allowed to dictate their behavior?
    The future is doooooomed.

  • b-rad

    JAMES WOODS IS RIGHT 100% IT DOES NOT MATTER THAT DOOGEE HOUSEGAY KNOWS SHIT PERSONALLY LOOK BACK AT HISTORY RECENT AND YOU WILL SEE THAT CRAZY SHIT HAPPENS WITH THESE WEIRD ASS KIDS AND PARENTS NOW I HAVE NO PLAN ON WATCHING TO SEE WHAT I DO NOT CARE ENOUGH BUT IT WILL

  • b-rad

    THERE IS ONLY ONE TO BE A WOMAN WHO GIVES BIRTH AND ONLY ONE WAY TO BE A MAN WHO CAN SHOOT HIS SEED TO CREATE A CHILD AND THAT IS BY BIRTH SO UNTIL A DOCTOR CAN PUT YOU ON A TABLE AND SWITCH YOU OUT YOU ARE NOT A WOMAN OR MAN BY SURGERY THERE ARE NO OTHER GENDERS IT IA MALE AND FEMALE UNTIL YOU ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A SEX ADDICT AND WANT TO COPULATE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE THEN YES YOU ARE DOOM BY SOCIETY AND CREATING CIS THIS AND CIS THAT IS NOT WORKING PEOPLE ARE NOT FALLING FOR THAT SHISSSS YOU HOMOSEXUALS AND LESBIANS ARE DEPLORABLE NOW IT PANSEXUAL WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU HAVING SEX WITH NAME BRAND COOKWARE LIKE WOLFGANG PUCK DO YOU DISCRIMNATE AGAINST COPPER POTS AND PANS BLACK KETTLES HAHAHAHAHA UNTIL YOU CUT THE BS I REFUSE TO TAKE ANY OF THIS SHISSSSSS SERIOUS AND WILL TREAT IT AS SUCH

    • Stefano

      Charabia

    • Sluggo2007

      Go stand in the corner and lose weight.

  • tony-e

    He’s like a lot of these homophobes. Claims to have gay “friends” but then spouts shit like this. If I was “friends” with someone like him, I’d drop him like a bad habit. Then dropkick him into next week. I wish I had parents as supportive as this kid’s when I was 10.

  • Cornellcw3

    Typical of white people smh.

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