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Actor In Hot Water Over What He Let Son Dress Up As

The San Diego Comic-Con is a pretty big deal. It’s grown immensely in popularity and interest through the years, and this year's edition was no different. Fans came out in droves, and many of them were dressed to the hilt in the costume of their choice. As Yahoo shares, actor Liev Schreiber was among those in attendance with his kids in tow.

“Schreiber took his young sons to the entertainment spectacle this year, both in costume. His oldest son, 9-year-old Sasha, went dressed as a Jedi, and his youngest, 8-year-old Kai, decided to channel the unfettered persona of Harley Quinn,” Yahoo reports. “As one would quickly assume, the child’s costume choice and the parent’s willingness to let him go as he pleased, inspired a fair amount of commentary in some circles online.”

That it did. Many users came out to support Schreiber for allowing his son to express himself as he chose without concern for gender stereotypes.

“Liev Schreiber is an awesome dad for this!” shared one user.

“1) he looks amazing. Costume on point. My edges are snatched. 2) this is what good parenting looks like,” added another commenter.

“I knew there was a reason why I liked this guy. What an awesome dad and human being,” chimed in a third user.

This being social media, not all of the reaction was of the positive variety.

“Cosplaying as a female character is ONE thing. Wearing a slutty outfit of a movie character that isn't age appropriate is ANOTHER thing!” said one user.

“There is a growing movement in society to more frequently allow for boys to dress in costumes and play with toys that might traditionally be more associated with girls, and vice versa,” Yahoo adds. “Given how much discussion happens when public figures engage in less gender-specific practices, it’s clear there’s a ways to go before it becomes non-controversial.”

Perhaps, but it doesn’t necessarily qualify as a controversy just because a few users make some unflattering comments on social media. If that was a case, we would have scores of controversies each and every day. Come to think of it…

There’s really not too much to see here. Schreiber showed up at Comic Con with his young son, who just so happened to be dressed as a female character. The actor obviously didn’t raise a stink over it, and he held his head high while escorting his kids around. If there are users out there that have a problem with that, then so be it. However, it doesn’t mean that society as a whole is doomed just because there’s some non-developed users on social media that feel the need to spout off.

One of the more important takeaways is the fact that Schrieber remains an involved dad despite the dissolution of his marriage. Isn’t that a little more newsworthy than what a child was wearing at Comic Con?

“Schreiber shares custody of his sons with actress Naomi Watts. The couple split up in 2016 after an 11-year relationship. They’ve both been very public about their commitment to co-parenting. 'We’re parents together so we’ll be together for the rest of our lives no matter,' Schreiber was quoted late last year. 'Hopefully, that never changes and I don’t think it will,'” Yahoo reports.

Source: Yahoo, Daily Mail
Photo: Today, YouTube, Twitter

Schreiber's son, Kai, chose to dress as Harley Quinn.

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