Claire Harmeyer
February 07, 2020 5:52 pm
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Whitney Port is not letting the trolls get to her, but using their harmful comments to spark important conversation instead. The blogger and The Hills star posted a powerful video to her YouTube channel and Instagram today, February 7th, calling out comments that a commenter made about her 2-year-old son, Sonny, looking “too much like a girl.” Port responded to this judgement by urging all parents to focus on one thing when it comes to raising their kids: Helping them become good people.

Port discusses parenting with her husband Tim Rosenman in her YouTube series, “I Love My Toddler, But…”, and today, she shared a video titled, “I Love My Toddler, But Let’s Talk About His Hair.” Sonny has long, curly hair, and Whitney often posts pictures of him to her Instagram, where his hair is tied up in buns, or simply falling around his face. A person commented on one of these photos, telling Port that Sonny “looked too much like a girl” and “a she” because of his hair, and said that he would likely be upset by these photos when he is older.

We couldn’t agree with this statement more. Offscreen, Rosenman offered his opinion too, summing up the couple’s outlook (which should be everyone’s outlook, TBH) on how they dress Sonny.

Can we get a “hear, hear”?

Instead of placing importance on what Sonny looks like, Port and Rosenman are choosing to focus on teaching him how to simply be a kind person.

Port noted, “As parents, we have a responsibility to raise good, kind human beings. That is on us.” She also addressed Sonny directly in her Instagram caption, telling him to always be himself, no matter what anyone says (ahem, trolls).

Watch the full video below.

We applaud Port for standing up to this hate, because these are the types of conversations that young parents need to hear.

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