READ: Mum pens powerful message to stranger who shamed little boy for wearing Elsa dress

This mum hit back at a stranger who commented on her son’s choice of dress up

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by Francesca Battson |
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Haylee Bazen was stood at a bus stop with three year old Zackary on the way to school when a middle-aged woman stopped and asked: “Are you punishing your son by making him wear that?”

Zackary was dressed in his Queen Elsa dress from Disney film Frozen, when the passer-by questioned the tot’s outfit of choice.

Shocked by the woman’s unwanted opinon, Haylee told The Sun: “If I saw someone on the street in an outfit I didn’t like or thought didn’t suit them I wouldn’t stop them and shame them – why ruin someone’s day?”

The 30 year old mum explained that the women said she would be “embarrassed” and that “boys shouldn’t wear dresses” – but Haylee wrote an open letter on Facebook to shame the woman for her comments.

She wrote:

“To the lady at the bus stop who felt the need to interrupt my conversation with my son.

“I am NOT sorry you didn't like how he was dressed nor am I sorry that you didn't like our discussion topic of who our favorite Disney Princess is (Snow White obviously).

“Zackary is my 3 year old son and he can be who he wants to be. Today he was a Disney princess and YES I did send him to school like that.

“Why??? Beacuse that's what he wanted to wear, because he wanted to show his teachers and friends his Elsa dress, because he wanted to sing 'let it go' for show and tell, because he doesn't understand the gender stereotypes YOU think he should conform to, but most importantly because he is awesome!!”

The proud mum went on to explain that her son likes to play with “cars and dolls, princesses and pirates” as well as wearing “zombie face paint or lip stick”.

Haylee also told The Sun that when she goes shopping with Zackary, she doesn’t class clothes as “girls and boys” but what her son likes and wants to wear.

Ending the Facebook post by telling the stranger, she should be the one who is embarrassed, Haylee said:

“So next time you see us, dressed as a princess or cowboy, keep you disapproving stares to yourself and unless you want to tell him how great he looks keep your poisonous words to yourself too.

“Your the one that should be embarrassed to leave the house not us!!”

And many people praised the mum for her open letter, as they took to the comments to express their opinions…

One wrote: “Bloody right he should express himself does it matter mine want to be hulk one day tinker bell the next people should be impressed he already showing individuality and not a sheep that follows the crowd.”

Another added: “you go momma hes gonna grow up to be a REAL MAN!!!!!!!”

One dad said: “Keep ignoring the negative and shallow opinions and let your son be who he wants to be. My son likes to wear nail polish. He is 4. Live and let live people.”

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