Kate Hudson Clears Up Confusion After Her ‘Genderless’ Parenting Comment Raises Eyebrows

by Angela Andaloro

Kate Hudson is still settling into life as a mother of three. After giving birth to Rani Rose in October, she now faces her first go at raising a daughter.

The topic came up during a recent interview with AOL, and Kate’s comments quickly gained a lot of attention. She faced a lot of backlash from her more-conservative fans.

The conversation around gender and gender fluidity is ongoing. People are still greatly divided by the idea that some people do not feel male or female, or that someone born as one can later identify as the other. Many interpreted Kate’s comment on parenting as a stance on where she stands with the issue.

Rather, as she clarified, it was an answer to the question posed to her.

Kate’s use of the word “genderless” in a conversation about how her parenting approach might vary now that she’s raising a girl led many to believe that she is not raising Rani Rose as a female. But Kate took to Instagram to clear the air surrounding what she said.

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Kate has been enjoying the newest addition to her life. She gave birth to daughter Rani Rose in October.

Rani joins two big brothers: Bingham is 7 and Ryder is 15.

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Fans have been loving the peeks Kate has been giving of Rani Rose as she grows. Her unique name puts a female spin on the moniker of her late grandpa, Danny Fujikawa’s father Ronnie.

Kate’s been enjoying dressing up her little girl in all sorts of adorable outfits. In the caption for this photo, she talks about how her over-the-top taste is a result of watching designer Bob Mackie dress her mom, Goldie Hawn.

Rani Rose’s cute outfits have gotten tons of praise from Kate’s fans and followers. But now, they’re being looked at more closely in light of Kate’s recent comments about parenting.

Kate recently sat down for an interview with AOL about her new partnership with WW (formerly Weight Watchers). The conversation eventually turned to Rani and parenting.

Kate was asked if having a girl changed her approach to parenting or made her do anything differently. The question referred to her having previously raised two boys.

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Kate replied, “It doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference. I think you just raise your kids individually regardless — like a genderless [approach]. We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as.”

That portion of her comments has gone viral. Many are convinced that Kate is saying that Rani will be raised non-binary (not exclusively identifying as male or female).

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There was more to Kate’s answer, however.

“I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds, and her way. It’s very different from the boys, and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes,” the actress explained. “With the boys, it was just like onesies […] But with her, it’s a whole other ballgame. There’s some stuff that I’m like, ‘I can’t do that to her, because it’s so over-the-top.'”

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Critics of her statements have taken to her Instagram to attack Kate in the comments sections of her photos. They’ve been especially harsh on pictures of Rani.

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Kate took to Instagram to clear up her statements about genderless parenting. She didn’t hold back in letting her feelings on the subject be known.

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Kate insisted her statements in the AOL interview had been overthought and over-sensationalized for clicks. She’s more concerned with raising strong, happy individuals.

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Kate continued to say she isn’t taking a “new age” approach to parenting. She’s just trying to do the best she can with the world we live in.

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Raising kids is hard enough without everyone chiming in with their opinions on what you’re doing. Kate hopes that in taking the time to clarify what she meant, people will understand her goal is to be a good parent with good children. And that’s that.