The mother who shared a photo with her son at the Orange County Pride Parade in California is speaking out after actor James Woods posted an insensitive tweet about the photo, which shows her and her husband holding up signs that read: “I love my gender creative son!” and “My son wears dresses & makeup… Get over it!!”
Woods, 70, tweeted on Monday, “This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you’ve done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage.”
This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you’ve done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage pic.twitter.com/1k3ITApFsF
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 10, 2017
Lori Duron, mom to 10-year-old CJ, tells PEOPLE that she first saw the tweet Monday night around 11 p.m. after a friend came to her defense on Facebook.
“The fact that it was so detailed, it’s really gross to me any time that adults talk about children that way,” says Duron. “And the visual image that he evoked was troubling.”
“We’ve spent seven years sharing our journey to the public,” adds Duron, author of the blog, RaisingMyRainbow.com. “We were on his radar, but he wasn’t on ours. It was shocking. I feel like adults should know better.”
Duron also says that the tweet is “hugely misinformed.”
“LGBTQ youth don’t hurt their parents, they hurt themselves,” she says. “We’re trying to raise our son in way that he doesn’t fall into those behaviors. His tweet was…
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