Green lets his son wear whatever he wants
Brian Austin Green doesn’t care what you think about his son wearing dresses, thank you very much. In a new interview with Hollywood Pipeline’s Straight From The Source, Green addresses the feedback he sometimes gets from the public when 4-year-old Noah is seen out with his parents in dresses. To those who disagree with it, Green says, shrugging his shoulders, “I don’t care.”
After showing a photo of his son to interviewer Dax Holt, Holt brought up the issue and asked: “Does it affect you guys if you see people talking crap on it?” Green, looking completely unperturbed, says, “My son, he’s 4. I’ve heard from some people that they don’t agree with him wearing dresses. To them I say, I don’t care. He’s 4 and if he wants to wear it then he wears it.”
(Their conversation about Noah begins at the 4-minute mark)
Thank you, David Silver. We can’t tell you how happy it makes us to see a man in the public eye so at ease with his son dressing against gender norms. The general expectation is for boys that age to be shamed and forbidden from wearing “girl clothes.” But Green and wife Megan Fox refuse to abide by that and instead allow their little boy to wear whatever he wants. They are no more threatened by their son wearing a dress than they would be by him wearing a cowboy hat to the grocery store. As Green puts it: “[If] it’s dresses or goggles or slippers or whatever, it’s his life, they’re not my clothes. … I feel like at 4 at 5, that’s a time when he should be having fun. He’s not harming anyone wearing a dress. So if he wants to wear a dress, good on him.”
We are so used to parents seeing their children as extensions of themselves that we don’t often hear people say of their children, “It’s his life, they’re not my clothes.” But yes — even at four, Noah is his own person. And when it comes to harmless decisions like choosing what to wear, he should have some input.
The Green-Fox family is united in their support for their son. As Fox said earlier this year, “Noah wears dresses so there are no rules. You can be whatever you want to be in my house!”
Three cheers for Green, Fox, and every parent who encourages their child to be who they are and wear whatever the hell they want.