Dad Pens The Perfect Response To A Troll, Telling Him What Fatherhood Is Really About

"I know the words you speak are from lack of knowing anybody from the LGBT community."

Maybelline recently named its first-ever male beauty ambassador, Manny Gutierrez. Even before his Maybelline fame, Gutierrez was a YouTube star, Instagram influencer, and an extremely talented makeup artist. 

Appointing Gutierrez as a spokesperson for Maybelline was huge step forward for inclusion in the beauty industry, but, unsurprisingly, not everyone was happy about the announcement. 

One conservative blogger wrote a homophobic post expressing his disapproval titled, "Dads, We Can't Expect Our Sons to Become Real Men If We Don't Teach Them How." He then posted a photo of Gutierrez on Twitter and wrote, "Dads, this is why you need to be there to raise your sons."

In response to these bigoted posts, Gutierrez's father, Manny Sr., sent his son a text message written in the form of a letter to the blogger. He asked that his son post the letter on his social media platforms. 


"I've always been there for my son and will ALWAYS be there for him," Manny Sr. wrote. "Not only am I proud of what he has accomplished, but I'm more proud of the person he has become."

"I know the words you speak are from lack of knowing anybody from the LGBT community," he continued. "If you did, you would soon realize they are some of the most real and kindhearted individuals that walk this planet of ours. Going forward, I would choose your actions and words wisely. Just like you would do anything for your family, I would DO [anything] for mine." 

His response shows that "being there to raise your sons" means really being there for them in all circumstances. It means supporting them for who they are, encouraging them to pursue their passions, and refraining from pressuring them to try to fit into a mold that doesn't accurately define them.

Gutierrez posted a screenshot of the text to Twitter where it was retweeted over 12,000 times and favorited nearly 60,000. 

And, based on their responses, Twitter users absolutely loved his father's letter.

In response to one Twitter user, Gutierrez showed his appreciation for his father's kind words. 

"He's the best," he wrote. "[I'm] so lucky to have him."


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