This photo literally says it all
100% unedited. No filter. Just beauty.
Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying
WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR
The great thing about tumblr is its hypocrisy. It’s so built in. So constant. That it’s virtually invisible.
If Kaige here didn’t want to be a girl too. If he didn’t want to be a princess too….
Then no one woukd give a fuck and he’d stop being a “rad kid” and just be a picture with three or four notes that was quietly forgotten.
Instead, Kaige here becomes an opportunity for the people of this new faith to demonstrate to one another just how loudly they may pray in the public square.
His picture isn’t being posted, Reblogged and liked for his benefit. It’s for *theirs*. An elaborate and exploitive game of “me too… I’m part of the group… see guys? I think like you do! See?”.
It’s downright fucking shameful.
It’s like the poor child was broken before getting a fucking tutu.
Tbh, the kid looks pretty fucking awesome. The most badass thing in a tutu since Black Swan. ♡ He looks like something out of Alien Ant Farm’s video for their cover of Smooth Criminal. The only reason I even support this pic is because the child allegedly wanted this to feel comfortable about himself, and more power to him for his confidence! …But to call him “new and improved”, as if he’s a totally different kid now, as if he’s better than the boys who don’t like tutus, as if you value him more for his feminine taste, is disgusting. Shame on you for that. What will happen if he grows up and doesn’t like tutus anymore? Will you still support him? You fucking better, that’s all I’m gonna say.
TBH this photo was not supposed to be this popular. The original post was only tagged with #stopbullying #beyourself and #mumblr because I was just a proud mom supporting my child. It was also a warning meant for my family and friends that if you see Kaige wearing a tutu to not say anything rude about it so I didn’t have to explain it a million times. Unfortunately my family and friends are not always as understanding as the tumblr community. The photo somehow got picked up on tumblr and spread like wildfire. I would have deleted it, but it has done so much for Kaige’s confidence. He is still getting fanmail everyday telling him it’s ok to be himself. Before this he was quiet, self conscious, and would only whisper to me about wearing dresses. He felt ashamed. He told me people would call him silly and he didn’t want to be himself anymore. He wouldn’t believe me that it was okay. So yes, he is “new and improved” from being a confused and angry 6 year old. He is now extremely proud to be himself and that to me is new and improved. I will always support my children no matter what. I did not bring them into this world to keep them down. So please keep your assumptions to yourself since you don’t know me. The support this photo has received has become very special to Kaige and his family and I’m sorry you find it disgusting.
People suck. Now its not just “but men too!” even when its very much about one little boy exclusively and celebrating how special he I’d for his differences, they have to add on what they really mean “but what about heteronormative male stereotypical valueeesss”. Little boys who only want to wear “little boy clothing” are adorable and special, every child is. But they don’t need reassurance that their choices and wants are ok because no ones gunna give a little boy shit for his tmnt shirt and jean pants. But this little boy could be teased relentlessly and he needs all the support he can get so he knows people think he’s ok and normal and beautiful.