Alicia Silverstone had the best response after bullies tried to shame her son into cutting his hair

Alicia Silverstone couldn't be prouder of her son Bear for not letting bullies shame him into cutting his long hair.

The Clueless actor shared several images of her son and a heart-breaking story via Instagram on Monday.

She wrote:

One time my son was made fun of by other kids because of his hair on a bus ride to surf camp. After he had returned and told me, I thought he would want to cut it for a haircut appointment we had already scheduled the next day. But when we showed up, he said ‘please give me a trim so I can grow it to my waist.’

That’s my boy! He knows who he is. He loves his hair and chooses to have it long.

The mother went on to explain that she and Bear’s father love him unconditionally – just the way he is.

They don’t impose any gender stereotypes on him and Silverstone believes that’s what makes him special:

Mama and Papa aren’t going to stop him from being him. He’s beautiful and we love his hair! We would never impose any social ideas about what hair on a boy or girl should look like.

We should all try to embrace our children and who they choose to be without any judgement! Plus there are so many very handsome men who have long hair Brad Pitt, Harry Styles, Jason Momoa, even Jesus.

The important lesson about not enforcing gender stereotypes struck a chord with people on social media.

One remarked on Instagram:

I have tears in my eyes from this. Your love and acceptance for your child is beautiful and inspiring!

While another responded:

Yes! You are the best mom. I dream of a future where children are supported to be themselves at a young age.

And people on Twitter were just as supportive:

Reminder: don't put your weird gender expectations on kids. They're great just as they are.

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