Matt Willis keeps his children away from social media after photo of his son wearing a pink top

Matt Willis has revealed he doesn’t let his children go on social media following the reaction to a photo of his son Ace, 10, wearing a pink top.

The Busted singer’s wife Emma previously shared a snap of Ace in a pink top and blue jeans while sporting long blonde hair.

The photo sparked an intense discussion on social media about gender norms with Matt saying he doesn’t want his children worrying about what people say about them.

Decision: Matt Willis has revealed he doesn’t let his children go on social media following the reaction to a photo of his son Ace, 10, wearing a pink top (pictured with his wife Emma)

Speaking on the Sweat, Snot and Tears podcast, Matt said: ‘I just love my son and I let him be whoever he wants to be.

‘I don’t see why how you want to dress or how you want to have your hair should be such a big talking point, but it is to some people and that really shocked me.

‘And I think what happened after that really made me kind of go, “Yep, stay away from that [social media]It kind of really cemented that for me. I’m like, “I don’t want you having to worry about this s**t right now.”‘

Matt and Emma, ​​who married in 2008, are also parents to daughters Isabelle, 13, and Trixie, six.

Photo: The Busted singer's wife Emma previously shared a snap of Ace in a pink top and blue jeans while sporting long blonde hair

Photo: The Busted singer’s wife Emma previously shared a snap of Ace in a pink top and blue jeans while sporting long blonde hair

Emma previously said that she will never stop Ace from wearing a pink top and that she just lets the nine-year-old ‘be him’.

The Voice UK presenter told The Sun: ‘I think it’s a really individual, personal thing. You know, my son likes what he likes, and far be it for me to stop him expressing himself or experimenting however he likes with clothes.

‘I see it as hair is hair, clothes are clothes and color is colour. And, you know, if my son wants to wear a pink top, I’m certainly not going to stop him.

‘Let kids explore.’ Kids love exploring. And they don’t just have to explore in the dirt with worms and spiders, they can explore with color and clothes and hair. I just let him be him.’

Family: Matt and Emma, ​​who married in 2008, are also parents to daughters Isabelle, 13, and Trixie, six

Family: Matt and Emma, ​​who married in 2008, are also parents to daughters Isabelle, 13, and Trixie, six

Matt said: 'I don't see why how you want to dress or how you want to have your hair should be such a big talking point, but it is to some people and that really shocked me'

Matt said: ‘I don’t see why how you want to dress or how you want to have your hair should be such a big talking point, but it is to some people and that really shocked me’

Emma also said she would never try and ‘suppress’ the way her son Ace dresses as it’s his way of ‘expressing himself’.

Speaking to Fabulous magazine, she said: ‘Say what you want about me, I’m big enough to take it on the chin. But when you get comments like that regarding your children, it just makes the Hulk want to come out and scream at the world.

‘I’m so protective of my kids and this was just a young boy expressing himself the way he wants to. I thought: ‘Did you not watch ’80s dance movies? All the boys wore crop tops and it was cool!’

‘He is very individual, he dresses the way he wants and he’s really happy doing that. Why would I try to suppress that?’

'I just let him be him': Emma previously said that she will never stop Ace from wearing a pink top and that she just lets the nine-year-old 'be him'

‘I just let him be him’: Emma previously said that she will never stop Ace from wearing a pink top and that she just lets the nine-year-old ‘be him’

The former Big Brother host told how the reaction to the photo of Ace made her think about gender norms, noting she had never given a second thought to the way her son dressed before.

Emma has started following Instagram accounts like @notonlypinkandblue and @lettoysbetoys to ‘educate’ herself on how other people see gender roles in children.

The Voice UK host said Ace gets called a girl ‘quite often’ and it’s ‘obvious’ he does not dress like his other friends, but she loves how unique he is.

Emma also noted that the majority of comments on the photo of Ace were positive, but she thinks this may also be a part of the problem.

The star said she wondered why a boy wearing pink was ‘a thing that people wanted to comment on at all’.

'Unique': Emma previously praised her three children for openly 'expressing themselves' in a post shared to mark Children's Mental Health Week

‘Unique’: Emma previously praised her three children for openly ‘expressing themselves’ in a post shared to mark Children’s Mental Health Week

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