Neil Patrick Harris Slams James Woods' 'Utterly Ignorant And Classless' Tweet

Neil Patrick Harris is having none of James Woods' homophobia. 

As Entertainment Tonight reported, Woods had taken to Twitter on Monday, July 10, 2017 to insensitively respond to a cute family photo of a mother, father, and son celebrating Pride in Orange County, Calif. With their young son, C.J., smiling between them, mom and dad held signs that respectively read, "I [heart] my gender creative son!" and "My son wears dresses & makeup...Get over it!" 

But the 70-year-old actor was clearly not charmed. He captioned the photo in question with, "This is sweet. Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage." Wow.

If you found Woods' comments disturbing, you're definitely not alone. Harris, 44, responded with furor on Tuesday, June 11. "Utterly ignorant and classless, Mr. Woods," the Series of Unfortunate Events actor hit back. "I'm friends with this family. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself."

Soon after, the Human Rights Campaign commended Harris for standing up to hate. "Thank you @ActuallyNPH for taking a stand against this vulgar & hateful statement," the civil rights advocacy group wrote. "All children should be accepted & loved for who they are." 

As Page Six noted, this isn't the first time Woods has offended the LGBTQIA+ community with brazenly homophobic remarks. In May 2017, he crudely tweeted about Anderson Cooper's now infamous eye roll during an interview with Kellyanne Conway. Posting a GIF of the moment, the actor graphically wrote, "As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast... #andersoncoopereyeroll."

For her part, Lori Duron, the mother in the photo in question, expressed the love and pride she holds for her son in a recent blog post entitled "My Gender Creative Son's First Pride" on her website Raising My Rainbow.

"The festival was everything C.J. hoped it would be and then some," she wrote. "My sweet, fabulous, rainbow boy has never received so many compliments. He's used to getting stares and whispers when we're out in public. He's not used to getting the smiles, hugs and encouragement he received at Pride."