James Woods is currently under fire for his Twitter tirade targeting a couple who were cheering for their son at the Orange County Pride Parade in California over the weekend. The 70-year-old actor shared a photo of the family where the parents were seen holding posters where they expressed how proud they are of their son.

Apparently, the gesture did not please the "White House Down" star who sarcastically attacked the couple for attending a Pride parade with their child. In a Tweet, the veteran actor warned the parents to watch out until their son grows up and realizes what they have done to him.

Woods gets slammed for controversial tweet

His social media update caught the attention of Neil Patrick Harris who is known as Hollywood's first openly gay. The "How I Met Your Mother" actor announced his coming out in an interview with PEOPLE in 2006.

"I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love," he told the magazine.

Harris was among those who were offended and infuriated by Woods' comments about the couple who happen to be friends with the 44-year-old actor-comedian.

He labeled the veteran actor "utterly ignorant and classless" for his thoughtless statements about the family.

The "Gone Girl" star was lauded by his followers for taking a stand to defend the members of the LGBT community from Woods' transphobic statements.

Human Rights Campaign emphasized the importance of accepting and loving all children regardless of their preference.

Woods, on the other hand, received a surge of hate comments for his controversial tweet. Most of them criticized the veteran actor for attacking the family, while others were infuriated by his crass comments about trans people.

The Internet lauds couple and son

Lori Duron, in a blog post, wrote about her son's first Pride experience on the streets of California last month. She recalled how CJ prepared for the parade by putting on make-up all by himself. "As with all new things, he observed quietly before letting himself go and clapping and jumping for the goodies being thrown by the parade participants," she wrote.

After they were criticized by Woods, Lori and her family received outpouring support from Twitter users who were impressed by the couple's love for their son.

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