Being a mom is a hard job, even with only one child. Aside from caring for the child, a mom has to deal with other people telling her how to parent her kid.
This is especially true with celebrity moms. They have to take care of their kid while being publicized about it. There have been many cases where celebrity moms have been called out by the public about their abilities to parent.
Kelly Clarkson gave her 3-year-old daughter Nutella to try for the first time and posted a video of it. This made the public accuse her of child abuse.
After this incident, Jessica Simpson was criticized for posting a picture of her 5-year-old daughter in a bikini.
Pink was also criticized for carrying her son while she was cooking, and Jenna Dewan became the next victim of harsh ridicule for posting a picture that showed a little too much skin.
Some of these moms, including Jenna Dewan, posted about stopping the constant shame that is happening to celebrity moms. This did not work though.
There has been a new mom who has received criticism for a picture that she posted on Instagram.
Actress Julia Stiles and her husband, Preston J. Cook had their first kid, Strummer, on October 20. But the couple only announced the baby was born last week. Stiles, 36, has posted several pictures about being a mom, but one caught the eye of the public.
Stiles posted a picture of her baby in a carrier, with the caption, “I haven’t worn a backpack since middle school. Now I have a front pack. #jujube #tulababycarriers”
The mom was then accused of not holding her son properly and being careless. One commenter even said that she may be too “lazy to push a stroller.”
The actress quickly addressed the controversy.
“It was brought to my attention that in the previous photo I am not holding my baby correctly. Wow, I didn’t expect that. What was supposed to be a shout-out of products I like, suddenly becomes an invitation to comment on my baby, and my ability as a mother. That’s the internet for you, the carnivorous plant from ‘Little Shop of Horrors.”
She said that the way she carried her baby in the picture isn’t how she usually holds the baby, but she wanted to protect his privacy.
“I was trying to keep as much of my son’s image private, including, I guess, his little feet. And it was just a photo taken at home, not how I normally carry him around. Thanks for the concern, anyway.”
She also ended the post with advice for the people who sit back and post these comments.
“Yes, Mothers, always read the safety instructions. But also, Instagrammers: instead of writing snarky comments about a 5 week old, try dancing around your living room to a Clash record. It’s way more fun.”