Outrage over non-binary BABIES rompers being sold online with slogans claiming the future is genderless: “Why do we need this?”
Former Married At First Sight star Dean Wells has expressed shock at the sale of non-binary rompers to babies.
The 45-year-old took to Instagram this week to share screenshots of an online clothing store that sells clothes, including rompers, with the tagline: “The future is nonbinary.”
The clothes also had the colors of the official non-binary flag.
Non-binary people do not identify as male or female, and many use the pronouns “they” or “she.”
“Why do we need this message for real babies?” Dean asked, before adding mockingly, “Um, we don’t really have a future if it’s non-binary.”
The reality star also added a link to his Patreon page, where he asks fans $5 a month to hear his thoughts on culture wars and politics.
Former Married At First Sight star Dean Wells has expressed shock at selling non-binary rompers to babies
Dean took to Instagram this week to share screenshots of an online clothing store that sells clothing, including rompers, with the slogan, “The future is nonbinary.” Pictured above
Dean was forced to sign up for the subscription-based service after being dropped by his management for criticizing a ‘drag queen story time’ event for children at a library in Sydney’s Manly.
He came under serious fire from fans and followers for sharing a photoshopped flyer promoting the event, which many believed was misleading.
“I’m not transphobic, homophobic, or hateful in any way,” says Dean, who has five gay relatives and a professional mentor who is gay.
My post was about one thing. Is it appropriate for three-year-olds to be exposed to sophisticated gender and sexual ideologies? I personally would think that around 12 years of age is more appropriate for that sort of thing.”
“I was curious what other people thought. After all, this is a taxpayer-funded event in my neighborhood, I think I have a right to ask that question,” the Manly-based director of the creative agency added.
The clothes also had the colors of the official non-binary flag
Dean also set the record straight by claiming that he “tampered” the original flyer advertising drag queen Charisma Belle’s performance at Manly Library.
“I have not ‘manipulated’ any of the photos or tried to mislead anyone. I took a photo of the drag queen in question, which he posted himself on his Instagram, and placed it next to the post on the Manly Library website to show people who the drag queen is,” he said.
I clearly stated in the caption that I merged the two screenshots and that the library was not using this image to advertise the event. So how is that misleading?’
He also noted that while the online backlash has taken a toll on his mental health, he won’t be silenced.
Dean was recently dropped by his management over criticism of a ‘drag queen story time’ event for children at a library in Sydney’s Manly
The star came under serious fire from fans and followers for sharing a photoshopped flyer promoting the event, which many believed was misleading. Pictured above
After the backlash, Dean’s management agency Stage Addiction dropped him.
“As a queer company, Stage Addiction has always celebrated the LGBTQIA+ community,” they said in a statement.
“The very hurtful comments Dean Wells made today are inconsistent with our values and as such our paths have split.”
Stage Addiction represents many of Australia’s most progressive and diverse stars, including Abbie Chatfield, Angie Kent, drag queen Art Simone and more.
The agency was quite successful in getting Dean to work on reality television after his stint with MAFS in 2018, landing him a spot on Channel 10’s Dancing With The Stars in 2020.
He now hosts his own politically incorrect podcast and YouTube series called Dangerous Ideas with Deano.
Dean rose to fame on the fifth season of Married At First Sight after cheating on his ‘wife’ Tracey Jewel (right) with Davina Rankin