As parents around the world proudly uploaded photos of their children dressed up for Halloween this week, one father was confronted with an example of the many misconceptions surrounding sexuality that continue to exist both online and in everyday society.
Sharing a photo on Reddit of his daughter dressed up as superhero Thor, played by Aussie Chris Hemsworth, the dad wrote: “My youngest daughter as Thor, her favourite superhero."
He continued: “She loves dressing up, Spider-Man and Thor are her favourites.”
While the vast majority of comments were made in support of the youngster's costume, it wasn't long before someone came along to ruin all the fun.
“This is how you create a lesbian,” the anonymous troll wrote.
“Better counteract now.”
However, the proud dad wasn't having a bar of it, coming up with the perfect response.
“So you think you there is something wrong if my daughter was to grow up to be lesbian?” he wrote.
He continued: “As her father all I want for my daughter is for her to grow up, be happy and be healthy, if she grows up to be gay and that makes her happy so be it.
“You really need to take a look in the mirror and think do you want to be that person who tries to somehow in your twisted way insult a 6-year-old who is clearly happy dressed as her favourite superhero?”
He concluded: "To be honest I don't even see it as a girl dressing up as a boy, I just see my daughter really happy, having fun dressed up as Thor..."
Way to go, dad!