Madonna last week boasted about how good her 16-year-old son David Banda looks wearing women’s clothing, including her own.
Banda, who was adopted by the “Material Girl” singer from Malawi in 2006, has in the past been photographed in women’s clothing and accessories, such as purses and feminine jewelry.
“He can put on any outfit and look swag as you know what,” Madonna, real name Madonna Louise Ciccone, gushed during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“It’s really irritating,” she said. “He wears my clothes and looks better in them. He can even wear a dress and look butch.”
Banda has aspirations to be a music and fashion icon, Madonna said, telling host Jimmy Fallon, “He’s going to end up being one of your guests.”
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Treating children as so-called gender fluid or transgender is all the rage in Hollywood .
In June, for example, star Jennifer Lopez introduced her daughter Emme Muñiz, 14, using they/them pronouns for a performance at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, The Daily Wire reported.
“The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t,” Lopez told the crowd, referring to Emme. “So this is a very special occasion.”
Actress Charlize Theron in 2019 admitted that she began treating her adopted son like a girl at age three, when he allegedly told her, “I am not a boy.”
Theron told the Daily Mail at the time that she has “two beautiful daughters” and defined parenting as simply celebrating her children as they wish to be, rather than as serving as a guide to help direct children.
“I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive,” the “Monster” actress continued. “They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be is not for me to decide.”
“My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be,” Theron added. “And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that.”
One of the few Hollywood stars to openly push back against the trend was actor and host Mario Lopez, calling Theron’s decision “dangerous.”
Lopez, appearing on “ The Candace Owens Show ” back in 2019, reacted, “My God, if you’re three years old, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then. It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”
The actor, who is Catholic, said that parents need to “be the adult in the situation” when their children do what children usually do: say confusing things about their own identity.