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Boy, 16, divides the internet with billowing ballgown, some say he’s ‘stunning’ others say ‘vile’

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Posing in a fiery red skirt and a sequin-speckled tuxedo top that perfectly matches his scarlet-colored hair, 16-year-old Korben White blew up the internet with the billowing ballgown he wore to his high school prom.

After a viral post made by his mom Nina Green, that shows her teenaged son primed and primped for prom, fervent disciples of the woke movement praised his flowing frock while others played the shame game, saying it demonstrates the “failure” of a parent “in encouraging this sort of thing…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>>

When Korben White was only 12, he told his mother Nina Green “he wanted to go to his school prom in a gown.”

In 2022, only four years after his declaration of intent, the teen–a “sassy” young drag queen who goes by the name Miss Frou Frou–made it happen.

Speaking with the BBC, Green explains her son’s inspiration. “He wanted to go as himself, while expressing his feminine side–with a tuxedo on the top and a dress at the bottom, very much influenced by [American actor] Billy Porter.” She continued, “He wanted to be Korben…but in a dress.”

And when he stepped out of the car in the sparkly red outfit paired with a white shirt and a giant red bow, Korben’s big reveal was applauded by both staff and students at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston, Norfolk.

“As soon as he got out of the car, everyone just cheered and I was crying, some of the teachers were crying, because he was being who he wanted to be,” the proud mom said of Korben. “Everyone has been very supportive, and his year group has been incredible. If you let your child be who they are then you’ll get nothing but the best out of them.”

Her son’s biggest champion, Green continued her massive show of support with a tweet on July 1.

Paired with a few photos of Korben in the spectacular outfit, Green writes, “At age 12 my son announced he wanted to go to his school prom in a gown. Four years later we made it happen. I’m so incredibly proud of him for being true to himself & the reception he got from his whole school was incredible.”

Her post gained a lot of momentum with millions of users around the world sharing commenting, and complimenting the handsome young man.

It even reached Michelle Visage, a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, who said, “You are an amazing beautiful mom and your child is a STAR.”

Korben said it was “very surreal” that his mother’s tweet captured the attention of Visage.

“To me she is such an icon, a wonderful celebrity and I really admire her,” he said.

Green wasn’t expecting that her show of support would “go crazy,” and said she only wanted to show her son “living his best life,” which made other parents look for her advice.

Some users shared photos and stories of their own gender-bending children.

One writes, “I worry for my son, he would really love to do something like this at prom but he would definitely not have the support of all the students! So sad that we still have homophobia even now. Well done to you, your son and his school!” READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

A second shares, “I am so happy for your son he looked absolutely amazing!!!My son is trans, after 3yrs of transphobic bullying in Jan b4 GCSEs [General Certificate of Secondary Education offered in parts of the UK] I had to take him out of school for his mental health. He was always going to prom in a tux and he was deprived of the chance.”

A third simply writes, “Absolutely stunning! My daughter wore a suit to hers!”

Meanwhile, the positivity was met a string of other comments, which serve as a reminder that not everyone is on the same social path.

One writes, “There is very little hope for civilization,” and a second shares, “…Vile, Woke & a failure as a parent in encouraging this sort of thing. A 12 year old boy should be playing football and learning to be a man. But, sadly people now a days virtue signal, like what you’re doing with this tweet, and ruin their kids for life. Shame.”

Another netizen says the support for Green’s post is troubling. “There is absolutely nothing natural about a ‘boy’ dressing like a ‘girl’–the support shows just how screwed up our world is.” And one cyber fan goes so far as to suggests the world is lacking logic, “We live in a world where children should no longer pretend to be Indians but men should pretend to be women. Utopian.”

Yet, a steadfast warrior of support, Green wasn’t willing to surrender to the online hate.

The day after the internet-exploding tweet, Green accompanied her son to London Pride and shared a sweet photo of the two.

One cyber user commented, “My boy did too, couldn’t be prouder, he’s also at London Pride today aged 16 it’s fabulous love and to you and yours,” and a second shared, “you both look amazing xx”

A third attacks the mom, writing, “Your son doesn’t look like a man anymore, some kind of fa****”

Green, who comments on Twitter that she ignores the negativity, says she hopes other children and parents will find encouragement through the relationship she shares with Korben.

“I really hope it will help others be more accepting, let proud parents feel they are not alone, and that they can celebrate their children, and for young people to know there is a network there if they need it.” She continued, “You need to accept your children for who they are.”

Korben Green certainly is a brave young man for expressing himself the way he does! And he’s very fortunate to have such a supportive mom, who shuts out the noise and continues parenting him in the best way she knows.

What do you think of teens attending prom in outfits that don’t represent their genders assigned at birth?

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Why Harry and Meghan decided to change their children’s names after they were born

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The children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex underwent a name change last year

It’s a long time since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their move to the US out of the royal family spotlight to raise their children in the sunshine – and the couple’s choice to change the kids’ names after their birth has been explained…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>>

Reportedly, Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, first started dating in 2016 and went public with their romance that same year.

Not wasting any time, in November 2017, the besotted couple announced their engagement and in 2018 they were married in a televised wedding within St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

In November 2018, Meghan’s first pregnancy was announced, with their son, Archie, arriving in 2019.

Meghan being a woman of colour signalled a time of great hope and progression in the royal family, but controversy followed with the two stepping back from their duties as senior royals in 2020.

After their daughter, Lilibet was born in 2021, the pair took part in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in which Meghan claimed a member of the royal household made comments about how dark Archie’s skin would be. She also claimed her treatment had a severe affect on her mental health.

They told their full story in their own words with the release of Netflix’s documentary Harry & Meghan in 2022.

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It was clear that Meghan held many other members of the household in incredibly high esteem – her daughter’s name, Lilibet, is a nickname for Elizabeth, the name of the late Queen.

With the two now living and working in LA, they have managed to shun a lot of the negative attention and press – but fans still love learning every detail about the family. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Some were surprised that Meghan and Harry changed the last names of their children – but it’s been revealed just why they did it.

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The children switched from Mountbatten-Windsor to Sussex.

It has been reported that the reason for this leads back to the coronation of King Charles on 6 May, 2023.

Archie and Lilibet were moved up in the line of succession following the coronation, and the little ones were bestowed with the new titles of Prince and Princess of Sussex.

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Previously, they were officially Master Archie and Miss Lilibet.

A lesser-known fact is that the British custom for names of princes and princesses is that they adopt their titles or their parents’s titles as surnames.

As an example, at school, both Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, had the titles of William Wales and Harry Wales to reflect their parents’ status of Prince and Princess of Wales.

So, Harry and Meghan have opted to follow tradition by adapting the surnames of their children.

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Michael Strahan Discloses Information About His Relationship with Kelly Ripa

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Michael Strahan recently opened up about his relationship with Kelly Ripa, his former co-host on “Live! with Kelly and Michael.” The two’s successful partnership ended when Strahan decided to leave the syndicated morning talk show.

Ripa took a week off from the program to process her feelings after she learned about Strahan’s departure. She addressed the situation upon her return, emphasizing the importance of “concentration, communication, and respect in the workplace.”

Though they had past success, including Daytime Emmy wins for “Outstanding Talk Show Host,” their relationship never fully recovered. Strahan admitted, “It had been a long time since he’d spoken to Ripa.” Reflecting on their strained relationship, Strahan remarked, “I realized that you can’t make people like you because of everything that happened to me.”

In the past, Strahan has mentioned the tension that existed between them during their time on the show. However, he also expressed gratitude towards Ripa and executive producer Michael Gelman for their guidance. Strahan explained that it was time for him to move on, noting that “some behind-the-scenes activities had just surfaced” and unresolved issues influenced his decision to leave the show. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

This candid reflection shows the complexities of their professional relationship and the challenges they faced working together.

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Suri Cruise, the Daughter of Katie and Tom Cruise Silently Changed Her Name

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The decision to change her name became apparent during Suri’s involvement in a New York musical production, where she was listed as Suri Noelle, a nod to her mother, Katie Holmes, whose full name includes the middle name Noelle. This deliberate choice reflects Suri’s assertion of her identity and autonomy. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

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