Former Apprentice star and mum-of-three Luisa Zissman isn't a fan of Hollywood actress Kate Hudson's 'genderless’ approach to raising her newborn daughter.
Taking to Instagram the 31-year-old entrepreneur shared a series of snaps of the Almost Famous star and her daughter Rani Rose – whom she shares with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa – captioning it with the words:
‘Oh I know how to f*** with your kids head. Raise them with no identity, no gender, let them be a nothing. Because that’s a really secure nurturing thing to do for a child. Who cares if you f**k up your kids head, at least your being fashionable?? #whatisthisworldcomingto #SHESagirl’
The backlash comes in response to a recent AOL interview given by mum-of-three Kate.
The Hollywood star opened up about the unique parenting style she’s embracing for 3-month-old Rani and her two older brothers from her previous relationships: Bingham Hawn, 7, and Ryder Russell, 15. She said:
‘[Having a girl] It doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference. I think you just raise your kids individually regardless — like a genderless [approach]. We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as. I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds and her way. It’s very different from the boys.’
Luisa’s post attracted more than 17,000 likes, with some siding with the TV personality – who is mum to daughters, Dixie, 8, with ex-husband Oliver Zissman, and Indigo, 2, and Clementine, 15 months with second husband, Irish businessman Andrew Collins.
One wrote: ‘all children choose what toys they want to play with and a lot also dictate what they are going to wear! But most of us don’t harp on about gender neutral children!’
While another added: ‘Must be so confusing , don’t agree with it at all !! Poor kids.’
A third continued: ‘I honestly cannot fathom how this is becoming a thing?? Male, or female… it is as simple as that!!’
However, there were others who were prepared to make a stand for the 39-year-old star of the big screen.
One wrote: ‘It’s quite possible to raise a girl gender neutral, it isn’t about their assigned gender, hence why she has called her a girl. It is more about not buying in to gender stereotypes specifically because they are for the sex of the baby. It’s about choosing it based on preferences rather than the older social constructs of blue/pink, boys toys/girls toys. That’s all.’
A second added: ‘In the actual interview all she is trying to say is that she treats her sons and daughter the same. And gives them the same treatment even though they are different sex x’
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