A family shared a photo of themselves and their son at a gay pride event. Actor James Woods, 70, saw the photo on twitter and reacted. Woods wrote “ 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.” Neil Patrick Harris of ‘Doggie Hauser’ fame, came out as gay in 2006, caught wind of Woods’ remarks. He blasted Woods and said “Utterly ignorant and classless, Mr. Woods. I’m friends with this family, you know not of what you speak, and you should be ashamed of yourself.”
Harris is a very outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, and recently shared a picture of himself at a gay pride event in New York City where he lives with his husband, chef David Burtka. On June 25th Harris said, “ Happy NY Pride, I’m so happy to live in such an inclusive accepting city. Have fun, stand tall and help others make smart choices.” Harris and his husband Burka have been married since 2014 and have two children, twins Harper and Gideon age 6.
The comments by Harris and Woods, started a ‘Twitter Bonfire’ with people on both sides of the argument. Woods is a well known member of the Republican party who supported Ted Cruise in the 2016 presidential election. Woods tweeted a number of tweets in responds to the Harris tweets. He said “And of course the final word on all of this is that I don’t give a s*** what anybody thinks of me.” When people suggested that perhaps Woods is homophobic, he responded to that as well. He said” I spent my entire adult life in the New York theater scene, kids, I have more gay friends than Liberace. So let’s stop the homophobia train.”