Neil Patrick Harris slams James Woods for insulting young boy

Neil Patrick Harris is standing up for the rights of a young boy who became the target of James Woods’ senseless comments.

The “How I Met Your Mother” star slammed Woods for insulting a young boy labeled “gender creative” by his parents at the Orange County Pride Parade in California.

His parents held up signs that read “I love my gender creative son!” and “My son wears dresses & makeup … Get over it!!”

Harris, 44, called Woods, 70, “classless” and “ignorant” for his insensitive message.

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Actor Neil Patrick Harris called out actor James Woods for insensitive comments he made about a “gender creative” young boy.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris called out actor James Woods for insensitive comments he made about a “gender creative” young boy.

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“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,” Woods shared on Twitter.

Harris, who has two children with husband David Burtka, fired back, noting he knew the family.

“Utterly ignorant and classless, Mr. Woods,” the Emmy-winner wrote. “I’m friends with this family. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself.”

Woods – an actor and producer known for roles in the ’70s and ’80s flicks, “The Way We Were,” “Videodrome,” and “Once Upon a Time in America” – never responded to Harris’ remarks.

The mother of the boy who was subjected to Woods’ comments, Lori Duron, runs a blog titled “Raising my Rainbow” about raising her son, C.J.

The family’s trip to the pride parade was detailed in a post on June 26 titled “My Gender Creative Son’s First Pride.”

She weighed in on Harris standing up for her son, calling him a “class act.”

Duron’s Twitter account also retweeted a message from the Human Rights Campaign.

“Thank you @ActuallyNPH for taking a stand against this vulgar & hateful statement,” the message read. “All children should be accepted & loved for who they are.”

Hours later, Woods defended his remarks and said the family was using their son as “a social justice propaganda doll,” which he compared to child abuse.

“Some children can be ruthlessly cruel to children who are simply different in any way,” he wrote. “I humbly suggest making your child a target is unwise.”

Woods, an outspoken supporter of President Trump, has previously found himself in hot water over his offensive tweets.

In May, he made headlines for a homophobic tweet about Anderson Cooper following the CNN reporter’s interview with Kellyanne Conway.

“As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast,” Woods wrote along with the now-famous GIF of Cooper’s eye roll.

He also faced criticism for responded to the CEO of Planned Parenthood’s Mother’s Day tweet.

Cecile Richards wrote “nothing says ‘I love you, Mom!’ like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need.”

Woods responded, “Hard to say “I love you, Mom” from a medical waste dumpster…” adding the hashtag, “DefundPP.”

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