“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” star Kate Hudson is clarifying her comments about “genderless” parenting, arguing outlets used the buzzword for “clickbait” but failed to actually report what she meant.
Hudson, who has two sons along with her 3-month-old daughter Rani, told AOL earlier this month that parents raise their children all “individually,” but noted much of it — especially at an early age — is the same. So she said she has raised her children with a “genderless [approach].”
The comments spread like wildfire, sparking a torrent of stories, including our own coverage.
And while the 39-year-old celebrity is clarifying her initial remarks, it doesn’t appear she’s pulling a 180º turn away from what she told AOL. She did say her very young daughter is already “incredibly feminine.”
Hudson shared an explanation in a new Instagram post published Monday.
The mother of three said her use of the word “genderless” was in response to a question about whether — in her experience — raising a daughter is different from raising sons.
“My response was simple,” Hudson explained. “Not really.”
“This whole click bait tactic of saying I’m raising my daughter to be ‘genderless’ is silly and frankly doesn’t even make sense,” she continued, arguing she isn’t embracing traditional stereotypes because “not all girls want to be a princess, some want to be a king.”
What else did Hudson say?
The actor wrote she will raise her daughter and sons “to be exactly who they want to be” and to feel “confident in their life choices and feel loved and supported no matter what,” including the choice to abandon traditional male-female sex markers.
“If they grow up and identify as something different that what others want them to identify them as,” she explained, “mama’s cool with it.”
Hudson’s two sons — 15-year-old Ryder and 7-year-old Bingham — are from a previous relationship. She delivered Rani in October with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.