James Woods drew backlash after his Twitter tirade where he criticized a couple for bringing their son at the Orange County Pride Parade in California. The veteran actor even shared a photo of the family and warned the parents to wait until their own kid will murder them for what they have done to him.

Woods gets slammed for remarks

His comments caught the attention of LGBTQ supporters and advocates who fired back at the actor for his hateful remarks toward the family and the entire community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

Woods even drew that attention of Neil Patrick Harris who is an openly gay actor.

The "How I Met Your Mother" alum said he personally knows the family and told the veteran actor that he should be "ashamed" of himself for his "utterly ignorant and classless" comments about the couple and their 10-year-old son. Harris was lauded by his followers and LGBTQ groups for defending the family.

Veteran actor responds to critics

After receiving a surge of hate comments for his controversial tweet, Woods refused to back down and continued his tirade against his detractors. The three-time Satellite Awards winner argued that using a child as a "social justice propaganda doll" is considered child abuse.

Woods clarified that his previous remarks have nothing to do with homophobia.

The "Ghosts of Mississippi" actor even emphasized that he has been campaigning for human rights regardless of gender, race, or preference. Woods also considered it an "unwise" decision for parents to make their kid a target of criticisms.

He even asked his critics to stop throwing the homophobia card on this issue and argued that he is not defending himself for speaking up to address the controversy.

Lori Duron, on the other hand, graced an interview with PEOPLE where she revealed her initial reaction after she saw Woods' tweet about her family.

Lori said she was troubled after seeing how the actor even used their photo to express his distaste. The mother of one, who shares about their family's journey on her personal blog, said adults like Woods "should know better" regarding this matter.

She explained that they are trying to raise their son, CJ, to assure that he does not hurt himself for feeling different. "His tweet was so uninformed. LGBTQ youth do not kill other people, they kill themselves," she added.

Despite being criticized for supporting their child's preference, Lori is grateful to Harris and other people who have stood by them against Woods.

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