Seth Menachem's two-year-old son wears dresses because he chooses to, and if he turns out to be gay, his father's reaction will likely be: "not that there's anything wrong with that."
"I don't think it was difficult for me," said Menachem. "I think it was difficult for everyone else who saw him out in dresses."
The 40-year-old actor and writer shared his story with "The Huffington Post" and "xoJane" last week, and was interviewed on HLN Weekend Express to further explain his stance, and respond to his critics.
"There was a part of me that felt uncomfortable with it, because I thought people would think I had some kind of agenda with sticking him in a dress, rather than the truth, which was he enjoyed wearing dresses, he thought they were fun."
According to Menachem, he originally wrote the post as a commentary piece on how his four-year-old daughter was not so keen on wearing shorts in the summer. Since then, his blog has garnered over 233,000 Facebook likes and 913 comments, not all of which have been supportive.
"I've heard both sides of the argument and more, because of all the comments," said Menachem. "My feeling is that first of all, he's two years old, it means absolutely nothing except a two-year-old enjoying himself, having a good time and putting on clothes that he thinks are fun. My feeling was that if he were a cross-dresser, or if he were gay, or if he were experimenting in some way or felt transgender, I in no way want to be the type of parent who is not allowing him to express himself."
Menachem also insists his son, Asher, shares the same behaviour as any boy in his age range. The actor also says if Asher continues to enjoy these fashion choices, he will help "him deal with" any onlookers who have an issue with his attire.
"I think he's a boy, who very much feels like a boy, who enjoys wearing dresses," said Menachem.
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