Amber Rose’s five-year-old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, is one happy, lucky boy. Fans may enjoy Amber Rose in the nude, but Sebastian enjoys that his mother is just a wonderful parent.
Unfortunately, some truly awful commenters have decided to troll Amber, attempting to shame her son for liking Taylor Swift, and speculating that he must be gay.
Amber Rose is clapping back, big-time.
This all came up when Amber decided to share the good news (and her thanks to Taylor) on social media.
As Amber reveals, Taylor Swift personally sent her son a Reputation gift set that included tickets to see her.
Most people would be excited to receive a personalized gift from one of their favorite singers, or tickets to see that singer on tour, or a gift set based on the top-selling album of 2017.
Young Sebastian was absolutely over the moon, which Amber shared with her followers.
Just look at how happy he is!
Unfortunately, she got some nasty trolls who decided that Sebastian liking Taylor Swift’s music is somehow an indicator of his sexuality.
Amber, who has thankfully never shied away from speaking her mind, posted a series of messages to her Instagram story to shut down that kind of thinking.
“Shout-out to all the hyper-masculine men and ignorant dumb-ass women that will call a 5-year-old gay for liking Taylor Swift.”
She is quick to point out that this kind of attitude is pernicious.
“This is why young kids kill themselves. and this is also why our society is so f–ked up.”
And she shoots down the idea that sexuality and music genres are intrinsically linked.
“Liking a certain type of music will not make you ‘pick’ your sexuality, you dumb f–ks.”
Amber is, of course, right.
Members of the LGBT+ community may joke about liking certain songs because of their sexuality, but … that is a joke.
In reality, the only reason that certain music genres are tied to sexualities is because toxic masculinity — as displayed by these trolls — discourages a lot of men from embracing the music that they like.
There are plenty of gay men who like Country and Metal, and there are plenty of straight men who love Ariana Grande and Britney Spears for more than how they look on stage.
But some people feel pushed by cultural norms to avoid the music that they enjoy the most.
Amber continued to talk about her wonderful son.
This time, she’s bragging.
“P.S. My son just got accepted into the most prestigious private school in Los Angeles because he’s smart as f–k and creative as f–k like his parents.”
Amber Rose is in that wealth bracket — where choosing a kindergarten is a status symbol and sets someone’s path to success.
(To be fair, there are counties in the U.S. where private schools are a necessary option, and L.A. is generally considered to be one of them)
She talks about what makes Sebastian so exceptional.
“We allow him to be himself. He can listen to whatever music he likes, he can like whatever color he wants, and we let him be passionate about whatever his little heart desires.”
Regardless of your child’s gender, you should never pressure them into preferring certain hairstyles or colors or activities. If your daughter likes truck-ball or whatever and your son wants to take ballet, just figure out how to schedule it for them.
“We don’t make our son live by society norms. That’s why he’s so special. Let’s do better for the next generation, people. Grow the f-ck up and teach your kids to love and not hate.”
That is wonderful advice.
To be clear, Amber Rose is a vocal supporter of the LGBT+ community. She’s not offended by the idea of her son being gay.
“P.S.S. Regardless if he’s gay or straight, when he gets older, he will be around the most amazing, loving people that will support him no matter what.”
And Amber can’t help but remind these trolls that her son’s life is already better than theirs could ever be.
“He also has more money in his bank account than any of you trolls could even imagine. FOH.”
One can’t help but wonder how many of these haters were just jealous of Sebastian’s happy life and wished that he could have a childhood as unhappy and miserable as their own. Some people are like that.
But maybe some of them just really don’t understand sexuality.
Sadly, this isn’t even the first time that Amber has had to deal with this same issue.
One times, because she’s a fun mother who owns a lot of wigs, she let Sebastian don a wig for fun.
As you can imagine, the people who think that any hair longer than a crew cut belongs to girls were up in arms.
Amber clapped back then, too.
“Wow, you people are so smart, huh? Putting on a wig is going to make a baby gay?”
She suggests a hilarious experiment for anyone worried that this is how sexuality works.
“Straight guys, do yourselves a favor: Put on a wig and see if you’re turned on by another man. I’ll wait.”
And she excoriates homophobic women, too.
“And ladies, seriously, grow the f-ck up and educate yourselves. Throw one of your wigs on your boyfriend or your dad. Yay! He’s gay! Oh wait, you’re all just f–king idiots.”
A lot of people are probably wishing that Amber Rose were their mother.