Neil Patrick Harris has called out James Woods over a homophobic tweet about a 10-year-old boy

Neil Patrick Harris has responded on Twitter after seeing a homophobic tweet about a 10-year-old boy from actor and producer James Woods.

Harris, who has two children of his own with his partner David Burtka, clearly wasn’t too happy with Woods’ tweet, which appeared to show a family at the Orange County Pride Parade in Southern California.

The picture shows a heterosexual couple posing with their son. Both parents are holding placards that read “My son wears dresses and makeup…Get over it!” and “I <3 my gender creative son!” 

In his tweet, Woods shared some unsavory thoughts about the picture.

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

After spotting the offensive tweet, Harris fired back about how revolting he found Woods’ rhetoric.

“Utterly ignorant and classless, Mr. Woods” he wrote.

"I'm friends with this family. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself."

Backing up Harris’ message was The Human Rights Campaign, who thanked him for speaking up.

“Thank you @ActuallyNPH for taking a stand against this vulgar & hateful statement,” they wrote. “All children should be accepted & loved for who they are.”

Woods’ tweet came after the mother of the 10-year-old boy in the picture, Lori Duron, shared a blog post on her website Raising My Rainbow about her experience taking her “gender creative” son to his first Pride march, which he described as “one of the best days of my life.”

“My sweet, fabulous, rainbow boy has never received so many compliments,” Duron wrote about her time taking her son, C.J., to Pride. “He’s used to getting stares and whispers when we’re out in public. He’s not used to getting the smiles, hugs and encouragement he received at Pride.”

We’re beyond thankful that Harris called out this bigotry and hatred. It’s upsetting to see people mocking individuals just because of who they want to be, and even worse when those people are children. As the Human Rights Campaign said, all children should be loved for who they are.

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