Celebrity Parents Alicia Silverstone Reveals How Son Bear, 9, Reacted to Being 'Made Fun of' for His 'Long' Hair "He loves his hair and chooses to have it long," Alicia Silverstone wrote on Instagram Sunday By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 28, 2020 04:56 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 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.' " Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Alicia Silverstone's son Bear. Alicia Silverstone/Instagram; Inset: Getty Alicia Silverstone's son Bear. Alicia Silverstone/Instagram; son Bear Rachel Zoe Defends Son's Long Hair That He Thinks Is "Cool": "It's Not Like I'm Torturing Him" "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 Pitt … Harry Styles ... Jason Momoa … even Jesus 😉... all long hair! Just sayin ... 😂❤️ #family #love," Silverstone concluded. RELATED VIDEO: Alicia Silverstone on Life 25 Years After Clueless: “I Barely Recognize Myself” 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.' "