Australian TV Presenter Releases Powerful Statement Supporting His Son’s Right To Wear A Dress
| Last updated
Iconic Australian television presenter Richard Wilkins has backed his son Christian’s ‘bravery and style’ in wearing a dress to the Logie Awards last month.
Christian’s flamboyant style was on full display at the 62nd Logie Awards, where he wore a white, backless dress.
The Weekend Today host released a powerful statement on The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential, defending his son’s fashion choices after Christian was ridiculed online.
He told the publication: “I don't understand that (parents not being in their son's corner), but I certainly am. I didn't flinch when I saw Christian in that dress. I didn't think much of it.”
The Today Show personality even went on to praise his son’s style and bold fashion statements.
He continued: “It's not all my cup of tea, I couldn't pull it off. But he is doing it because he is having fun.
“I admire his bravery. He has great style. He is fashion-forward. I am boring in my black suit, black shoes and a bow tie. I'm not really shaking things up, am I?”
Wilkins has been steadfast in his support for his son, publicly hitting back at those who suggested he was disappointed in his son following his Logie showing.
He took to Instagram to post a picture of himself with Christian, accompanied by a heartwarming message.
He said: “So… to anyone who dares to suggest that I am in any way ‘ashamed’ of my son Christian .. for whatever reason… You are wrong! I could not be more proud!!
“He is an exceptional human being who will leave his stamp on the world long after his detractors have disappeared. I love you unconditionally”
His support was praised by the likes of Guy Sebastian, Jess Rowe, and Wog Boys star Nick Giannopoulos.
Today Show co-star Karl Stefanovic also backed Richard’s sentiments, commenting: “Beyond exceptional. He is a light. A beautiful human light. Who comes from beautiful humans. And light.
“Anyone who thinks otherwise ain't worth knowing or paying attention to you. I love you guys so much. Soar higher.”
Christian Wilkins has long been flexing his flamboyant wardrobe and even hit back at critics in his own tongue-in-cheek manner, wearing another dress to the Thor: Love and Thunder premiere.
He posted an image of the dress on Instagram, saying: “Oops, I wore a dress again.”