Tan France just expertly shut down troll who accused him of 'stealing' his baby

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Photo credit: Gregg DeGuire - Getty Images
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Queer Eye's Tan France has expertly (and we mean expertly) shutdown a troll who accused him of "stealing" his baby.

Taking to his Instagram Story to call the online hater out, Tan shared a screenshot of the troll's DM which read: "Why'd y'all steal a baby?"

But, the 38-year-old fashion designer and TV presenter didn't stop there. Responding to the troll, Tan said, "We didn't have to steal him. Your mum actually gave him to us. She didn't wanna risk having another f**kwit like you Brandon."

Ouch. Honestly, we can't see a clap back ever clapping back as hard as that one did. We reckon it's safe to say, Brandon wont be sliding uninvited into anyone's DMs again.

Photo credit: Tan France - Instagram
Photo credit: Tan France - Instagram

Tan and his husband Rob welcomed their first child, Ismail, via surrogate earlier this year. But recently the pair have had to defend themselves after facing backlash for feeding their son formula. It all started when Tan took part in an online campaign to change the conversation around how parents choose to feed their children.

"Let's start by sharing and supporting every kind of feeding journey. Why now? It's National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, where one type of feeding is put on a social pedestal and those who can not or chose not to are made to feel second best for formula feeding," he said in an Instagram post at the time, "No one should ever feel guilty for feeding their baby formula. 'How is feeding going?' as opposed to 'How is breastfeeding going.' A fed baby is what matters most."

But, speaking on Parents magazine's We Are Family podcast yesterday (12 October), Tan revealed he'd received a lot of criticism for sharing the post. "I posted about it and I got 17,000 DMs that day," he said, "almost every one was filled with such venom, such venom."

He continued: "I think it's because they were misunderstanding what I was trying to say with my participation in this campaign. I wasn't saying we don't need to support the moms who are wanting to breastfeed, of course they should be given every support they need. [But] we also need to not shame the people who cannot breastfeed their child."

Tan also added that both he and his partner would breastfeed if they could, but that's not an option for them. "If I could breastfeed my child, 100 percent I would," he pointed out, "I can't, therefore I need to not be shamed for that."

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