Neil Patrick Harris Blasts Woods for 'Ignorant, Classless' Tweet About 'Gender Creative' Boy - NBC Southern California

Neil Patrick Harris Blasts Woods for 'Ignorant, Classless' Tweet About 'Gender Creative' Boy

Actor James Woods targeted a "gender creative" young boy on Twitter

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    "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris came to the defense of a young boy Tuesday after he was insulted on Twitter by actor James Woods over the weekend.

    Woods, known for taking conservative political stances, targeted a boy labeled "gender creative" by his parents. The family posted a picture from the Orange County, California, pride parade holding signs reading "I love my gender creative son!" and "My son wears dresses & makeup … Get over it!!"

    The image apparently offended Woods.

    "This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuff both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage, " he wrote on Twitter.

    Harris blasted the transphobic comments on Twitter, calling Woods "ignorant and classless," and noting that he knew the family of the boy.


    The mother of the boy targeted in the Woods tweet, Lori Duron, called Harris a "class act" on her blog, "Raising My Rainbow," about raising her son.