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Oscar-award winning Hollywood actress Halle Berry has come under trolling on social media for letting her six-year-old son wear high heels.
The “Monster’s Ball” star had shared a video of her little boy Maceo-Robert dancing around wearing a pair of her shoes as they tried to keep themselves amused during the lockdown.
The 53-year old captioned the post: “Quarantine Day 12.”
Soon after, fans and trolls began to drop comments on the post with many negative. A troll even questioned her child’s gender
Halle responded: “Well it’s a he and he is having a ball. Tryna cope the best he can. Laughter helps a lot right now!”
Another added: “clearly he’s not supposed to be in heels,” and one more warned the youngster could end up with “broken bones”.
However, Halle hit back insisting the family were just trying to have a laugh while stuck indoors.
She wrote: “Harmless fun. Tryna survive right now. You feel me?…Being shut in gets more comical everyday.”
She added; “No broken bones ta-day. Thank God. But this quarantine is Real REAL !”
The “Catwoman” actress added: “It’s tight on these kids right now. Let’s have a laugh and some compassion yawl.”
It wasn’t all negativity as some fans also supported Halle by revealing that their own kids also played dress-up.
Another joked that families in isolation across the world are collectively “losing it” during social distancing and Halle responded, “Yes we are.!!!!!”
In the past, Halle has previously insisted she wants to keep her kids out of the spotlight and never shows their faces on social media.
She told America’s Today show:
“I just don’t want to plaster them all over the internet.
“That just doesn’t feel right for me. They’re gonna do that soon enough. That’s gonna be their life when they grow up, and they will choose when that starts.
“I’ve fought really hard to protect their privacy, and I just want them to have their life and have it be theirs.”
The actress is mum to Nahla from her relationship with Gabriel Aubry, and Maceo from her marriage to Olivier Martinez.
Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster’s Ball (2001), becoming the only woman of African American descent to have won the award.