Tan France has shared that he was sent "really horrible" messages after announcing that he and husband Rob France were going to welcome a baby boy via a surrogate later in the year.
“I posted the announcement, and we were inundated with beautiful, beautiful messages,” he explained referring to his April 13 baby announcement. “But 5 percent, maybe 3 percent, were really horrible. And it was, basically like, ‘This is terrible you’re doing this. Babies should only be conceived naturally."
The 38-year-old Netflix star and social media celebrity added that he wished people "understood the process better" when it came to surrogacy.
"People wanted to be my surrogate," he said. "We have a wonderful relationship. I think that there’s a really archaic idea of what surrogacy and IVF is. These children, these babies are real babies. The amount of times I hear that they’re artificial babies … they are not artificial babies.”
While he couldn’t help but write back to try to explain the process, he admitted that he eventually blocked some of the commenters.
He announced the baby news on Instagram back in April as he posed with a picture of a sonogram placed over his stomach.
France captioned the snap: "So happy to finally share that. WE’RE HAVING A BABY!! No, I’m not pregnant, despite this VERY realistic pic.
"With the greatest gift/help of the most wonderful surrogate, Rob and I are lucky enough to be on our way to being parents, this Summer.
"Something we’ve wanted for Soooo many years. Our hearts are so full right now. I cannot wait to hold this baby, and to show him so much love."