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How would you feel if your son wanted a mermaid doll?

Some dads may be shocked, or even upset, if their son picked out a Little Mermaid doll in the shops

 

YouTuber Mikki Willis was overjoyed.

He posted a video to YouTube asking: “How Would You Feel If Your Son Chose This??”

When his son Azai received two of the same present for his birthday, Mikki took him to the shops to exchange one for a different toy.

Azai chose a doll, and the father used the opportunity to promise to his children that he will “love and accept” them in everything they choose.

The positive reaction has taken the Internet by storm, as the self shot video has gone viral.

The father of two has said the video is a “reminder of how much we all need to feel embraced and accepted.”

Dolls can be seen as stereotypically girly, as boys are often encouraged to opt for something more ‘masculine’ such as a tractor.

When asked how he felt about his son’s choice he said: “it didn’t suprise me at all.”

However, Mikki added that he did have a different reaction to seeing that the dolls in the store were all of similar skin colour and body type.

He said: “I don’t want my boys to adapt to the programming that a woman should be built like a Barbie.”

This comes after the American store Target, ditched separate toy sections for boys and girls earlier this year.

The company announced that it was eliminating gender-based signs in it’s toys and entertainment departments.

 

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