These rates are increased by parental rejection and social stigma similar to Woods comparing gender nonconforming children to serial killers (a trope that has always been repeated in horror films like Psycho, Dressed to Kill and Silence of the Lambs).
In his tweet he wrote, "This is sweet".
Neil Patrick Harris caught wind of the comment and blasted the 70-year-old actor for his insensitive words. "Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage." Wow.
He came to their defense, in an excoriating tweet wherein he called Woods' tweet "utterly ignorant and classless", and added that he "should be ashamed" of himself.
"I'm friends with this family", Harris wrote. "You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself", the 44-year-old Emmy award victor shot back on Tuesday, July 11.
Harris, 44, responded with furor on Tuesday, June 11.
Soon after, the Human Rights Campaign commended Harris for standing up to hate.
Lori Duron, the mother of 10-year-old CJ, the boy in the picture, told People that she saw Woods' tweet.
The family in question runs a blog entitled "Raising My Rainbow" and have applauded Neil Patrick Harris for sticking up for their son, C.J. "All children should be accepted & loved for who they are". In May, he made remarks about CNN's Anderson Cooper, writing: "As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast..."
Woods has been on a speeding train of virulent right-wing hate on Twitter since he appeared in a PSA on LGBT youth homelessness for the Los Angeles LGBT Center in 2015 in which he, appearing empathetic, related statistics about the number of homeless kids and then, along with celebrities including Elton John and Jamie Foxx, assured those same kids, "We've got you".