“You Can’t Be a Princess” | Journalists from ABC’s “What Would You Do?” planted hidden cameras in a Halloween store and filmed shoppers’ reactions to a boy who wanted a princess costume and a girl who wanted a Spider-man costume.
IT’S A FUCKING COSTUME THE WHOLE POINT IS TO DRESS UP AS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE. Not that it would matter if the little boy wanted to wear a dress every day, or the girl wanted to cut all her hair off or whatever! But still! It’s Halloween for fuck’s sake!!!
I would legitimately assault someone who talked to my child like that. Fuck the fuck off.
I seriously need to stop looking at stuff that pisses me off tonight.
Kids are cruel? KIDS are cruel, lady? More like the parents are the ones responsible passing on that poisonous shit to their kids in the first place. If you want to look at something enabling bullying based on how one presents oneself, you need only look into a mirror.
The last person gives me some more hope in humanity, though.
That being said. If ever I had a son, I’d see no problem in letting him be a pretty princess. You bet your ass I’d put on a gown and slippers right along with ‘em. Or a daughter that wants to be a caped crusader? We’d be one Hel of a team, that’s for damn sure.
Furthermore, I really wish there was at least one person to support the little boy in his decision. Someone to even it out. Someone. A singular person. Alas.
Also, I love the language of “Oh it’s a phase, it’s best to nip it in the bud” and “Well, what if it isn’t a phase?”/”Well, that’s your kid, gotta deal”. That’s real empathetic of you.
Begs the question how they’d feel if the same challenge was applied to an everyday, mundane clothes shopping experience. What if the boy wanted to shop in the girls’ section? What if the girl wanted to shop in the boys’ section?
I really shouldn’t look at things that upset me at this time of night.