Richard Wilkins has opened up about the advice and guidance he offered his son Christian after receiving online hate for wearing a dress to The Logies.
Christian Wilkins is an upcoming star, who looked stunning at The Logies, where he wore a gorgeous dress by Sydney dressmakers Nicolas and Ford. He looked so good that he made several Best Dressed Lists!
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Not to show my jealousy but who else is wishing they could look even half as good as Christian Wilkins did at the Logies 🙋🏻♀️
— Kate Mitchell (@katevideo) June 20, 2022
However, the online hate Christian received afterwards eclipsed some of the red carpet joy. Which honestly is completely disappointing – a killer outfit should only ever be rewarded.
Thankfully, Christian has a show business veteran in his corner, his Dad! Richard Wilkins has now opened up about the advice he offered his son during the fallout.
The Daily Telegraph reported he said: “Christian told me he was getting a bit of heat, and I just said never read the comments, darling.
“I asked him if he was okay, but I could tell he was a bit flat. He said: ‘I don’t know if you want to know, but people are saying how ashamed you must be of me and what a disappointment I am to the family. I said: ‘Send me a nice photo of you and me. He did, and I wrote that post and stuck up for my boy.”
In the moving post, Wilkins stresses how, “proud” he is of Christian.
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Long-time co-worker Karl Stefanovic even commented in support and wrote, “Beyond exceptional. He is a light.
“A beautiful human light. Who comes from beautiful humans. And light. Anyone who thinks otherwise ain’t worth knowing or paying attention to you. I love you guys so much. Soar higher.”
Disappointingly Christian Wilkins is used to having to navigate criticism for simply being his authentic self.
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