It's been a rough few weeks on Instagram for celebrity mom Jessica Simpson. The singer and clothing designer often shares photos of her adorable family on social media, but lately, the mom-shamers have been out in full force, criticizing Simpson's parenting decisions, causing her to disable comments on certain pictures.
It began a few weeks ago when Simpson posted a picture of daughter Maxwell Drew. The 7-year-old had the ends of her hair dyed blue and purple in honor of her favorite movie, Disney's The Descendants prior to the release of the third movie in the series. Commenters mom-shamed Simpson for allowing Maxwell to dye her hair, complaining that she was too young for hair dye.
Most recently the mom shamers came for Simpson again after posting a picture of her youngest daughter, 4-month-old Birdie, in her stroller. Unfortunately, many of the sanctimommies mistook Birdie's stroller for a car seat and quickly began shaming Simpson for how Birdie was buckled in.
"Straps on this car seat do not provide correct support," wrote one mistaken mom-shamer. "That hard buckle should be on her sternum instead of her belly to be optimally effective and not cause more harm if a car accident would happen (god forbid!)," wrote another. It wasn't long before Simpson fans came to her defense, replying that Birdie wasn't in fact sitting in a car seat, but a stroller, but not before Simpson had enough. The singer and actress disabled comments at one point, clearly over people making judgmental comments when they didn't even have their facts straight.
Singer Pink defended Simpson after she was criticized for letting Maxwell dye her hair by posting a couple of photos of her daughter, Willow, also getting her hair dyed in solidarity. "I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven year old get her hair colored. So we thought we’d share what we did yesterday," she captioned the post.
Pink is another celebrity mom who is fed up with mom shamers and sanctimommies commenting on every post that involves her children. She also disabled comments on her posts featuring kids Willow and Jameson and even hashtagged her picture with #getyourownkids and #ohlookmanocomments.
Every mother has received judgey comments by mom-shamers and those who think they're actually being helpful, but it seems that celebrity moms receive more than anyone else. It's surprising that celeb moms even bother to share pictures of their kids given how much backlash they often receive. Although Simpson had disabled the comments on her picture temporarily, it seems she has had a change of heart and fans can once again comment. Hopefully, the mom-shamers won't be bothered.