Social media has given us access to our favorite celeb moms. These famous mothers take to the Internet to share personal parenting moments with their fans. From newborn pics to sweet family time, many of them aren’t shy about posting photos of their children. Most fans are supportive but along with all the nice comments, there are some not-so-nice people lurking in the world of social media.
Enter the critics. These people aren’t afraid to chime in and point out when these celeb moms make mistakes. Perhaps she buckled her baby in the car seat the wrong way or performed an unsafe task that put their child in danger. Other times, they are called out on something as innocent as smooching their baby on the lips. Some celeb moms get criticized for having a mom’s night out with friends. There are no limits to what these women can be berated for.
The stars on this list handle the criticism like pros. Some choose to simply ignore the critics and carry on with their lives. Others take the time to defend themselves and come back with a witty retort. Please enjoy this list of 20 times these celeb moms did not care what critics had to say.
20 Kourtney Kardashian Slammed Her Critics
Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Kourtney Kardashian gets called out by trolls on social media often. She recently shared a vacation photograph where she could be seen sitting on a yacht, in a bikini, and eating focaccia bread. Critics flooded her comments and accused the reality star of being more concerned about taking a selfie than keeping track of her three children.
Kourtney didn’t even hesitate to call out her critics and responded:“My son was taking the photo, and the other two were sitting at a table across from me. Thank you so much for your concern,” she wrote.
19 Julia Styles Clapped Back
Julia Stiles seemed excited to share a snap on IG of her 5-month-old son nestled on her chest in a baby an infant carrier. The mommy-shamers came out in full force and pointed out that she was wearing her son incorrectly.
Julia clapped back and responded: “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,” she wrote. “That’s the internet for you, the carnivorous plant from ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’”
18 Mila Kunis Defended Nursing Moms
Mila Kunis opened up about receiving disapproving looks from strangers when she breastfed her daughter, Wyatt, in public. According to Vanity Fair, she discussed the subject on the red carpet while promoting the film, Bad Moms. Kunis defended her choice to not cover up while nursing.
“In the States and in our culture, we s-xualize the breast so much that there’s an aspect of it that people just don’t know how to wrap their head around the idea of showing your [chest] in public. But I respect the opinions on both sides. If it’s not for you, don’t look.” she said.
17 Kristin Cavallari Hit Back At Commenters
Kristin Cavallari learned the hard way that sometimes it’s best just to ignore social media trolls. The drama unfolded when commenters criticized a photo that she posted to IG of her son. The snap featured her son’s back, in a swimsuit, while playing on the beach. Many people wrote hurtful comments about her little boy’s shape.
That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “After that, I was like, ‘I really don’t care,’” Kristin told Us Weekly. “I know what I’m doing. My kids are happy and healthy and at the end of the day that’s all the matters."
16 Chrissy Teigen Clapped Back At Her Critics
Chrissy handled naysayers with humor when she posted a pic on IG with her one-year-old daughter in her lap at the top of a slide at the playground. When critics warned her of the potential dangers of sliding with her toddler in her lap, Chrissy handled it like a pro.
"Wish you guys would have told me about the leg thing earlier. They broke. Both of them. And everyone else's in the park broke too, just from watching it happen. There are so many broken legs here (heads up photos are a one second moment in time, I was lifting her onto my lap),” she wrote.
15 Blac Chyna Was Not Having It
Black Chyna was slammed for not glamming up during her pregnancy with her daughter, Dream. The reality star had a few choice words for her disapprovers. She responded: "To all you people out here with negative comments and insecure words (obviously because you have nothing else to do but criticize the next) I AM HAVING A BABY!" she wrote on IG.
"Exactly what do you expect to see?! If I walked out in makeup and heels every day to be beautiful to your means I WOULD BE MISERABLE AND UNHAPPY which are two vibes I refuse to transfer to my little one.” Go, Mama!
14 Jana Kramer Responded Viciously
Country singer, Jana Kramer was picked on when she purchased jarred baby food for her daughter, Jolie. The mom police unleashed their fury on her and accused her of making poor food choices for his little one. Jana took matters into her own hands and posted a response to IG.
She wrote this message to her critics in a notebook: “Dear Mommy Shamers, Unless you are Jolie’s doctor, her father, or her mom, do NOT tell me how to raise my child, or how to feed her. Sincerely, Jolie’s MOM.” That’s one way to address the issue and put it to rest.
13 Hilary Duff Fired Back
Hillary Duff found herself in the midst of some serious mama drama after she posted a seemingly innocent pic to IG. The actress shared a sweet moment with her son, Luca. The mom and tot were shown sharing a smooch and social media blew up. The trolls came out of the woodwork and left rude comments that called her out for crossing some line.
Duff fired back and wrote: "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," she said in the comments.
12 Kim Kardashian Put Them In Their Place
Kim Kardashian is a celeb mom that is targeted often by critics on social media. She was called out by the car seat police when she posted a pic of her son Saint sitting in a forward facing car seat. People were quick to point out that she was actually breaking the law.
According to Glamour, Kim defended the snap and then made an impassioned plea. "It's so crazy that people are so quick to mommy-[blame] when it's like, I'm just learning it, too, so if anything, maybe people should be like, 'Hey Kim, mom tip: Here is what you should be doing,' not like, 'Oh my god, let's attack her,'" Kardashian said.
11 Kate Beckinsale Quickly Shut Down Critics
Kate Beckinsale posted a video to IG of her living it up with friends. The actress can be seen dancing and commentators accused her of neglecting her daughter by going out for a night on the town. She called them out with total sarcasm.
“What's amazing is it is no longer the 18th century so now that my one child is grown I don't have to stay home (while she's out with her own friends) playing the pianoforte, getting consumption, or trying to secure her a marriage," she wrote in the comments. "But thank you for the quaint blast from the past . Oh, and I can vote now too! YAY."
10 Olivia Wilde Made Light Of The Situation
Olivia Wilde faced criticism when he posted a seemingly innocent pic to IG of her son, Otis. The little guy was featured wearing a cowboy hat and nothing else while on vacation in Hawaii. She included the caption "[Undressed] Cowboy.” The mommy-bashers came out in full force.
Commentators called her out for sharing a questionable photo and chimed in with warnings of the dangers of posting pics of that nature online. Instead of defending herself or deleting the photo, the actress handled the situation with humor. She simply added to the caption: “Apparently unsuitable for those unaware that humans have butts.”
9 Nicole Polizzi Took Matters Into Her Own Hands
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi took matters into her own hands after she has been critiqued one too many times on social media by people criticizing her parenting choices. She posted a pic to IG with her adorable daughter and wrote the caption: “So proud of my little girl!"
She continued, “(Instead of not posting my kids for the people who respect and appreciate their photos, I will turn off the comments section. I don't need a--holes telling me how to raise my child and judge them. I'm a da-- good mom and know what I'm doing. Well, most of the time.)"
8 Pink Chimed In On Her Critics
Pink is totally relatable and is known for posting honest parenting posts on social media. The pop star found herself in hot water when she posted a pic to IG. In the snap, she can be seen cooking on a stovetop while wearing her son in an infant carrier on her chest. Her daughter Willow is featured balancing on the kitchen counter.
The mom police went bonkers and lectured Pink about the dangers of cooking while wearing your child. Many supporters defended Pink and she chimed in, writing: "I'm relieved that most of you see the ridiculousness of the comment situation. Lord help us all."
7 Jessica Simpson Called Them Out
Jessica Simpson faced a wave of criticism for a video she posted to IG. She shared of her son being tossed in the air, by her husband, in their swimming pool. Social media trolls freaked out because Ace was wearing a cast on his arm.
Jessica addressed the controversy with Extra. “I posted Ace in the pool with a cast on because there is really no stopping a child, that’s him. he only has to have the cast on for three weeks.” She added that he was in good hands with her hubby. “If they had a husband like mine, they would feel comfortable.”
6 Halle Berry Defended Herself
Halle Berry reached a point where she had finally had enough of trolls infiltrating her IG. After one person accused her of being ashamed of her kids because she never posted pics of them on social media, Berry came to the defense.
"I've noticed you have said this several times now so let me be clear — I'm not at all ashamed of [my] children. I try to find creative ways to incorporate them into my feed because they are the biggest part of my life, but I also work very hard to keep their identities as private as I can considering they are only children," she wrote.
5 Megan Fox Ignored Her Critics
Megan Fox has had her fair share of being critiqued for allowing her sons to wear dresses and have long hair. She avoids the drama by simply not responding to the rude comments on her IG. Yet, her husband has defended their decision to raise their children to be non-binary human beings.
“My son, he’s 4,” Brian Austin Green explained to Hollywood Pipeline’s Straight from the Source. “I’ve heard from some people that they don’t agree with him wearing dresses. To them I say, I don’t care. He’s 4 and if he wants to wear it then he wears it.”
4 Jada Pinkett Smith Went Off About Willow's Hair
When a critic went after Jada Pinkett Smith for allowing her 12-year-old daughter to shave her head, the actress went off on a diatribe that put the rude commenter in her place. She took to the web to defend her little girl in the best way possible.
"Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair,” Jada wrote. “It's also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother's deepest insecurities, hopes, and desires.” Now that’s a good mom!
3 Kylie Jenner Protected Stormi
After Kylie Jenner gave birth to her daughter, Stormi, people were leaving rude comments about her little girl. She shut down the negative talk by temporarily not showing Stormi’s face on social media and even deleted all the pics she had shared of her baby.
An insider gave People magazine the details. “Kylie couldn’t wait to show off Stormi to her fans. She posted pictures because she was so excited to be a mum. Unfortunately, social media is a crazy place. People have been making [rude] comments,” the source continued. "Kylie is [upset] and doesn’t want her daughter’s pictures to be a part of something negative.”
2 Gabrielle Union Took Critics To Task
Gabrielle Union was slammed by when she posted a sweet video to IG of her daughter, Kaav. The actress gave her little one a smooch on the lips and fans gave unsolicited advice about the health dangers of kissing babies. They were also concerned that her daughter looked to have labored breathing.
Gabrielle commented on the controversy. “Hey guys I appreciate all the concern about kisses on the mouth and labored breathing, I am blessed enough to have a nurse here with us while at work,” she wrote. “Kaav is healthy and I don’t even touch her without washing and sanitizing myself and everything and everyone that comes into contact with her.”
1 Heidi Klum Does Not Care What Critics Say
Heidi Klum faced backlash when the fashion police went after her for allowing her young daughters to wear high heels. She spoke with Elle about the controversy and expressed how little she cares about what others think of her parenting choices. This mama has no time for their opinions.
“If we go to a restaurant, they like to get dressed up. It’s fun for them,” Klum said. “So what if they hobble on their little heels for 20 steps from the car to the restaurant? As long as they’re good kids and they get good grades, they can wear what they want to wear.”
Sources: Extra.com, People.com, Elle.com, Instagram.com, Glamour.com