Alicia Silverstone Reveals How Son Bear, 9, Reacted to Being 'Made Fun of' for His 'Long' Hair

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Alicia Silverstone couldn't be prouder of her son for being unapologetic about who he is.

On Sunday, the Clueless actress rained praise upon 9-year-old Bear Blu for his reaction to being "made fun of" for his hair, which falls well past his shoulders.

"One time my son was made fun of by other kids because of his hair on a bus ride to surf camp," wrote Silverstone, 43, in part. "After he had returned and told me, I thought he would want to cut it for a haircut appointment we had already scheduled the next day."

But to the actress's surprise, "when we showed up," her son asked the stylist to " 'please give me a trim so I can grow it to my waist.' "

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Alicia Silverstone/Instagram; Inset: Getty Alicia Silverstone's son Bear

Alicia Silverstone/Instagram; son Bear Alicia Silverstone's son Bear

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"That's my boy! He knows who he is," Silverstone added. "He loves his hair and chooses to have it long. Mama and Papa aren't going to stop him from being him. He's beautiful and we love his hair!"

"We would never impose any social ideas about what hair on a boy or girl should look like. We should all try to embrace our children and who they choose to be without any judgement!" she continued.

Alongside the sweet message and photos of Bear, The Baby-Sitters Club star shared photos of several celebrity men who have rocked long locks over the years.

"There are so many very handsome men who have long hair Brad PittHarry Styles ... Jason Momoa … even Jesus 😉... all long hair! Just sayin ... 😂❤️ #family #love," Silverstone concluded.

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In June, Silverstone told the New York Times in an interview where she discussed life while social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that she and Blu "take baths together."

"When he's not with me, I take a bath and that really feels nourishing and comforting," the actress, who shares Bear with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki, told the newspaper.

Back in 2017, Silverstone opened up about feeding her son a vegan diet, calling it a "no-brainer."

"Being able to do something that is good for the earth, good for the animals and good for you all at the same time seems like such a no-brainer. It's like the biggest 'Duh!' " she said, adding that when Bear is asked what his favorite thing about being a vegan is, he responds, " 'That you don't have to eat yucky meat.' "