Kate Hudson explains ‘nonsensical genderless parenting comment’ after backlash

Actress Kate Hudson has spoken out about a ‘nonsencsical’ comment that suggested that she will be taking a genderless approach to raising her baby girl.

The 39-year-old Hollywood star thought she had better clarify a comment she made after there was a backlash against her parenting ideal, following an interview with AOL, and Kate has now set the record straight in a lengthy Instagram post.

Sharing with her 9.8 million followers, Kate took aim at those that she thought used "click bait tactic" and rubbished accusations about her style of parenting.

During the original interview, Kate was asked whether having a baby girl made her do do anything differently or change her approach.

The star, who welcomed daughter Rani Rose in October, replied: "It doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference.

"I think you just raise your kids individually regardless – like a genderless (approach). We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as."


After a negative backlash, Kate has decided to address her fans directly, writing: "Dear all my friends, fans and others who read this.

"Recently someone asked me something along the lines of, if having and raising a girl is different from boys.

"My response was simple. Not really.

"This whole click bait tactic of saying I’m raising my daughter to be ‘genderless’ is silly and frankly doesn’t even make sense."


Kate went on: "I raise and continue to raise my children, both my boys and girl to feel free to be exactly who they want to be.

"To feel confident in their life choices and feel loved and supported no matter what.

"Me saying a ‘genderless approach’ was a way of re focusing the conversation in a direction that could exist outside of the female stereotype.

"It just felt a little antiquated to me. Not all girls want to be a princess, some want to be king. And that’s fine by me."

Hudson continued: "I recognize some want to take the headline earnestly as if I have some new age method of raising my kids and I really do hate disappointing people but, I don’t.

"I just try to raise my kids to be good people with the best tools to face this big crazy world.

"And if they grow up and identify with something different than what others want to identify them as Mama’s cool with it!

"I keep it simple cause we all know raising kids is anything but!"

Take that as you being told. Kate also has sons Ryder, 15, and Bingham, seven.

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