There are a lot of mom-shamers out there, so it’s always heartwarming to see moms stand up for one another’s choices. Recently, Jessica Simpson faced social media backlash after posting an image of her 7-year-old daughter’s hair dyed light purple. Many people commented with unsolicited advice like, “Why start ruining her hair so young?”
Eventually, Simpson turned off the comments in order to put an end to the onslaught of negativity.
Simpson, though, ultimately got some help in responding to the mom-shamers from Pink, who has a history of standing up to shamers via social media.
Two days after Simpson posted her picture, Pink shared an image on Instagram of her daughter dying her hair blue. She captioned the image, “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 added some pointed hashtags, including #bluehairdontcare #getyourownkids #parentpoliceareactuallyjustlonelysadpeople #illdyeyourhairtoolosers #ohlookmanocomments. Earlier this summer, Pink disabled comments on her Instagram account, sparing herself from any potential backlash.
“Just a friendly reminder to those you that need it: there will be no more comments on this page!” Though she has since allowed comments on photos featuring herself on tour, she has disabled comments on all images featuring her children. The move came after she faced backlash for posting photos of her children running through The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. People left crushingly negative feedback on the post, but many fans noted that the designer’s vision was to invite life and encourage joy within the space.
Throughout the summer, Pink has been on tour, often visiting locations with her husband, Corey Hart, and children. She’s traveled to Germany, Italy, Poland, and more. Mom-shaming clearly isn’t slowing her down, and we hope Jessica Simpson is tapping into a similar vein of personal freedom.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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