The internet. Making things good things better and bad things much, much worse.
Back in the day, mum shaming only happened in person at playgrounds, parent meetings and perhaps the occasional bake sale. Now that the world has expanded, it’s enough to make you want to take a social media break.
Everyone from Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen to Reese Witherspoon and Victoria Beckham have come under fire, and whether they’re being attacked for their personal parenting choices or—as is more often the case—just for living their lives, there’s no limit as to how far critics will go.Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz’s daughter as completely come off of social.
Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat and The Gram give us the opportunity to promote ourselves and our businesses if we run them, but there is a downside in that it’s not policed and you can effectively contact anyone and be rude, negative and make their lives a living hell… especially mums.
Chrissy Tiegen has been called out for choosing the gender of her child (she and husband John Legend opted for a female embryo while undergoing IVF treatment), the way she holds her daughter Luna, and even for going out for dinner shortly after giving birth.
I went to dinner. People are pissed. Good morning! pic.twitter.com/oQ54mtet8c
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 24, 2016
Beyonce was called out for not caring for her daughter Blue Ivy’s hair correctly and even for just going out to have a glass of wine.
Pink was mommy-shamed for holding her son in a carrier on her chest while near the stove.
Victoria Beckham was chastised for kissing her daughter Harper on the lips back in July 2016.
Mariah Carey got massive backlash for her child’s prolonged use of the pacifier, calling her lazy for failing to take the time to ween him off.