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Dad has perfect comeback for trolls who called his son's toy kitchen 'gay'

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Instead of making a sexist judgement on this toy kitchen, let's all take the time to appreciate how awesome it is

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What’s your reaction when you see this homemade kitchen playset? That it’s just for girls? Hopefully not because the only thought that should be going through your mind is that it’s bloody amazing.

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Unfortunately not everyone sees it that way because, well…, the Internet. When the dad who created it for his son's second birthday shared the pictures on Imgur.com some trolls couldn't resist having a dig.

“You are what is wrong with your country… I hope your kid gets beat up at school (sic)," commented one person, while another posted: "Seems a little gay to me."

At first Imgur user sixstringhook ignored the idiots but then he responded to them in the best way.

“Let me be perfectly blunt. F*** you,” he wrote. “Anytime we go to our local science center, or to the children’s museum, [our son] always wants to play in the kitchen playset area. He always wants to watch us cook and likes being involved, so we thought this would be a good idea.

“Furthermore, if my kid wanted a Barbie doll I would get it for him,” the father continued. “If that is what he wants, then that is what he wants. It’s his decision what he wants to play with. Not mine.”

Amen. Sometimes it's best to ignore the haters. Sometimes it's best to try to reason with them. And sometimes it's best just to drop the F-bomb and put them firmly in their small-minded, bigoted places.

Now let's get on with the most important thing — appreciating this kitchen playset in all its glory.

It began life as a $20 entertainment centre from Goodwill.

Instead of making a sexist judgement on this toy kitchen, let's all take the time to appreciate how awesome it is
Image: sixstringhook/Imgur

The doors were removed, it was sanded and a hole was cut for the sink (a.k.a. a metal dog bowl).

Instead of making a sexist judgement on this toy kitchen, let's all take the time to appreciate how awesome it is
Image: sixstringhook/Imgur

More holes were cut for the individual burners and a tap was added.

Instead of making a sexist judgement on this toy kitchen, let's all take the time to appreciate how awesome it is
Image: sixstringhook/Imgur

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Almost finished after being painted and having an oven fitted.

Instead of making a sexist judgement on this toy kitchen, let's all take the time to appreciate how awesome it is
Image: sixstringhook/Imgur

The range top was made of plexiglass, cut to size, placed over the individual burner holes and spray-painted black. Electroluminescent wire was used for the burners, which runs on a battery controller and doesn’t get hot.

Instead of making a sexist judgement on this toy kitchen, let's all take the time to appreciate how awesome it is
Image: sixstringhook/Imgur

The end result — and a very happy birthday boy. We're totally in love with this family.

Instead of making a sexist judgement on this toy kitchen, let's all take the time to appreciate how awesome it is
Image: sixstringhook/Imgur

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