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Sharna Burgess Responds to Criticism on Photo of Her Son’s Long Hair, Pink Hair Tie

Sharna Burgess at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music AwardsPhoto by Kayla Oaddams/WireImage

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Dancing with the Stars pro, Sharna Burgess took a stand against critics who expressed disapproval of her 13-month-old son Zane’s long hair, tied with a pink hair tie. Burgess firmly rejected the notion that little boys shouldn’t have long hair and eloquently defended her decision to let Zane embrace his “beautiful baby hair.”


Sharna Burgess Responds to People Criticizing Her Son’s Hairstyle

A candid photo shared by Burgess during an Instagram Q&A showed Zane joyfully playing with his parents, Sharna and her partner Brian Austin Green, on their bed. The image showcased the toddler’s sandy locks gathered in a ponytail at the top of his head, secured by a pink hair tie. Unfortunately, the innocent image prompted a wave of criticism and negative comments, which Burgess addressed in a now-deleted Instagram Story.

One question directed at Burgess asked if she planned to let Zane’s hair grow long like his older brothers, the sons of Green and his ex-partner, Megan Fox. Burgess confidently responded that she absolutely intends to let her son grow out his hair, and she made a powerful statement in the process.

“I don’t get this whole ‘pink is for girls’ [thing] and me putting a pink hair tie [doesn’t] symbolize anything. I don’t get this whole ‘long hair is feminine or for girls,'” Burgess said.


She pointed out that numerous admired male figures, like the charismatic Jason Momoa, are known for their long locks, proving that hair length should not be confined to specific genders. Moreover, Burgess highlighted the double standards present in society’s view of long hair. In her remarks, she pointed out that romance novels depict men with flowing tresses as symbols of both attractiveness and allure. Yet, when it comes to little boys like Zane, some critics perceive it as a radical agenda.

Brian Austin Green Also Defended His Sons’ Long Hair

Green, who’s a wonderful father to his sons, including Zane, had previously faced similar criticisms. He stood his ground and defended his boys’ long hair, also acknowledging that beauty comes in various forms and that opinions on hairstyles should be respected.

“Some people like boys and men with long hair. Some people don’t. Both opinions are ok,” Green said.


This heartwarming display of parental support for their children’s self-expression serves as a reminder that we should celebrate individuality, not stifle it. Hair length or color should not define a child’s gender identity or limit their self-discovery.

Parents and society at large must embrace diversity and allow children to explore their interests and appearance freely. Furthermore, their choices should always be without facing judgment or negativity, as Burgess and Green demonstrated.

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