The Australian presenter Richard Wilkins has become the father of the year for defending his son from haters who criticized him on social media for wearing a dress at a public event.
The support he showed towards his son Christian Wilkins went viral and has been recognized by the LGBTQ+ community as well as by Internet users and fashion lovers.
It all started when Christian appeared on the red carpet at the Logie Awards in a white dress, low back and tight. The outfits was admirable, but haters They began to say that it was not flattering on him, since he had a rather disproportionate body, in addition to the fact that the garment was designed for a woman, something that he obviously is not.
As expected, Richard came out in defense of his son and issued a strong message in The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential.
I don’t get that (parents not being in their child’s shoes), but I certainly do. I didn’t flinch when I saw Christian in that dress. I didn’t think much of it.
I admire your bravery. She has great style. He is cutting edge. I’m bored in my black suit, black shoes and a tie. I’m not really shaking things up, am I?
Although Richard’s message was quite clear, on social media, haters They assured that the presenter felt ashamed of his son and could not even bear to see him. This prompted Richard to issue a second statement with which he ended up earning the admiration and respect of thousands of people around the world.
To anyone who dares to suggest that I am in any way ‘ashamed’ of my son Christian, for whatever reason… You are wrong! Couldn’t be more proud!
Christian is an exceptional human being who will leave his mark on the world long after his detractors have disappeared. I love you unconditionally, son.
For his part, Christian did not issue any written or spoken messages, but, in a very elegant way, he checked on the haters that his criticisms are unimportant and attended the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder wearing a new slim fit dress.
Stories like these leave us with enormous lessons, such as knowing that your family will always be there to support you and that the important thing is not what others think of you, but what you think of yourself, because, in the end, self-love that’s it.