A stay-at-home mom who lets her three-year-old son wear dresses in public has been “accused of trying to make son gay.
But she explains that little Jameson has always liked his older sisters’ dresses and princess shoes and that’s why Danielle Carver Folkner, 34, allowed him to wear them. She even bought him princess shirts which only sparked more outrage.
Watch the video of Jameson below.
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Whenever they’re out in public, some strangers ask if she was “trying to make him gay.” And when she says she allows her son to wear dresses, some ask “what’s wrong with the world?”
But Danielle is sticking to her guns and even plan to go trick-or-treating with Jameson dressed as Bo Peep from Toy Story.
Danielle, of Kingsport, Tennessee, said: “Jameson has two big sisters that are very girly and he likes to do whatever they do.
“He has worn many a princess dresses and his favorite item of clothing was a girls nightgown that he has just now outgrown.
“He has been out in girls’ clothes too many times for me to count and I continue to receive rude comments and stares.
“One day Jameson was wearing the purple dress in the photo and I was told that me allowing him to wear a dress is what’s wrong with the world.
“Another person asked me if I was trying to make him gay by letting him wear girls’ clothes.
“There are many battles I will have with my children in life – my son wearing a princess dress is not my biggest issue.
“I’ve always been a big believer in letting kids have some creative freedom and self-expression.”
But just because Jameson likes wearing dresses doesn’t mean he always chooses female clothes.
She said: “I dress him in whatever he prefers – some days it’s a princess shirt and pink shoes, other days it’s monster trucks and cowboy boots.
“He goes fairly seamlessly between ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ clothes.
“Right now, he’s in blue jeans and a t-shirt but earlier today he was wearing a dress.
“He tends to get his dresses as hand-me-downs from his sisters, but we have bought him his own princess pajamas and t-shirts when he likes them.”
As to the choice of him dressing up as Bo Peep for Halloween, Danielle explains: “He has been a huge Toy Story fan since he was really little.
“Everything had to be Buzz Lightyear and Woody, but after seeing Toy Story 4, he just developed this fascination with Bo Peep
“When discussing Halloween costumes this year, I mentioned doing Toy Story again as we did it last year and he alternated between Buzz and Woody.
“I asked Jameson who he wanted to be and he instantly said “I Bo Peep!”
“It caught me off guard and I asked him if he was sure he didn’t want to be Buzz, Woody, or even Duke Caboom.
“He just kept saying ‘No, mommy. I be Bo Peep,’ and he wasn’t giving it up, so I got behind it.
“We found his costume at a Party City and his face lit up when we got it.
“His dad was less than thrilled but now he sees how happy Jameson is as Bo Peep so he’s happy for him.”
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