Actress Charlize Theron is reportedly being criticized for allowing her son, Jackson, to dress as a girl.
Several Hollywood parents are blasting the “Atomic Blonde” star, who is a hands-on mother of two, saying her parenting skills are not normal and why did she adopt her son then degrade him.’
In a recent interview, Theron, told the media that she doesn’t rely on nannies to raise her 6-year-old son, Jackson, who she adopted from South Africa.
She also adopted her daughter August, 2, who was adopted in the US.
The internet exploded last summer when photos surfaced of Jackson dressed up as Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.”
Since last summer, Jackson has been photographed in a variety of skirts and tutus, pink Ugg boots and with his hair in long braids that had the internet buzzing.
Last month, the family was in Mexico, where Jackson was dressed in another feminine ensemble: colorful patterned leggings and a necklace of pink beads.
While some commenters have praised Theron for letting her child express himself, more typical was the troll who posted: “What kind of parent does this to a child?? Why would you adopt this young black boy and then degrade him??”
One mother who had a child in the same tae kwon do class as Jackson at Sunset Dojo in Hollywood, Calif., told me that Theron came regularly and hovered over the boy, then 3, to help him focus.
“He’s a very sweet boy, but definitely rambunctious. He couldn’t stop moving, and she was hard on him, telling [him] to be quiet and pay attention,” the mom said. “It’s great, now she’s allowing him to wear what he wants to wear.”
Jackson stopped studying martial arts at the dojo at least a year before he started wearing girls’ clothing.
Theron’s reps didn’t get back to me.