Julia Stiles has been a mom for merely 5 weeks and she’s already being mom shamed.
The 10 Things I Hate About You star posted her first full baby shot of her 5-week-old son, though we can’t even see the face. “I haven’t worn a back pack since middle school. Now I have a frontpack. #jujube #tulababycarriers,” she wrote as her caption. The online haters instantly started commenting because apparently their opinions matter.
The negative comments have since been deleted but Julia wasn’t going to let them go silently.
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". I was trying to keep 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. 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.
Her fans also stepped forward to her defense.
One even shared great mommy advice!
But the real MVPs are the ones who make Julia feel good post-pregnancy.
As for the online bullies, Julia has some advice for you…