Hilary Duff found herself at the receiving end of some hateful comments when she posted an innocent photo of herself and her four year old son Luca at Disneyland recently.
The actress shared the adorable photo which saw the duo kissing on the lips at the front of the It’s A Small World ride both wearing their Mickey Mouse ears.
“Happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest place on earth!” she captioned it. “We love you @disneyland.”
That’s where this story should’ve ended. In fact it shouldn’t even be a story! But the trolls and keyboard warriors once again thought it was their duty to grace everyone with their warped judgements. Mums in droves jumped onto the comments section to slam the mum for her inappropriate photo. “Oh my… get a room!” one user wrote. Another called the photo “sick,” while someone else said, “It’s not recommended to kiss on the lips to our kids… it’s not good for them.”
Duff took to Twitter to respond to the offended mums. “For anyone commenting that a kiss on the lips with my four year old is ‘inappropriate,’ go ahead and click a quick unfollow with your warped minds and judgment,” the mother of one wrote.
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) December 13, 2016
The actress’ fans were also quick to jump to her defence saying – “There is nothing more beautiful than the love between a mother and a child.” Another added, “Everyone in the comments, stop giving other people advice on parenting. There are no rules.”
Remember when the same thing happened to Victoria Beckham this year when she posted a photo kissing her 5 year old daughter Harper on the lips? Yeah, shit went down then too!
Here’s an idea. Let mums raise their kids however they like. Kiss your kids on the lips, on the cheek on the forehead- who cares! What matters is this child is loved and has a mum who obviously thinks the world of him. Oh, and if you don’t like something on social media, technology these days is pretty good- you can actually just keep scrolling without having to make a comment! I know, genius right?!