James Woods isn’t done yet, but neither is the mother of the child that was the target of the tweet. After Neil Patrick Harris defended the “gender creative” 10-year-old boy and his mother and father celebrating at an Orange County Pride Parade, both Woods and Lori Duron have been at each other’s throats on social media.
James Woods is known for being, shall we say, outspoken and even brazen.
The actor has previously stated in the past that he will never get work in Hollywood again due to his controversial views that are opposed to the mainstream of the film community.
Just a quick refresher in case you missed it, James posted a tweet referencing a picture of the little boy saying, “This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you’ve done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage.”
This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage pic.twitter.com/1k3ITApFsF
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 10, 2017
In an interview with People Magazine today, Duron said, “the fact that it was so detailed, it’s gross to me anytime that adults talk about children that way. And the visual image that he evoked was troubling.”
Lori has spent the last seven years writing about the raising of her son on her blog, Raising My Rainbow, and Lori thinks the legendary actor should apologize.
However, Woods isn’t about to back down.
He wrote, “using one’s child as a social justice propaganda doll is tantamount to child abuse. This is not about homophobia. Nice try though.”
He continued, “for the record, I have supported human rights of all stripes and persuasions, colors, creeds, choices and preferences my entire life. Period, some children can be ruthlessly cruel to children who are utterly different in any way; I humbly suggest making your child a target is unwise.”
And of course the final word on all of this is that I frankly don't give a shit what anybody thinks about me.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 12, 2017
Woods finished his statement saying that he has experience dealing with minority groups, especially gay people.
James explained, “I spent my entire adult life in New York theater scene, kids. I have more gay friends than Liberace,” so in his view, the idea that he’s “homophobic” is a joke. He concluded, saying he doesn’t care what others think.