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The most savage celebrity parent clap backs by Chrissy Teigen, Pink, Kardashians and more
Celebrity parents including Chrissy Teigen, Pink, Dax Shepard, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Ayesha Curry and Gabrielle Union take aim at trolls.
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You know that T-shirt, "Mean people suck?" They do.
We love it when celeb mom and dads refuse to take the shaming from trolls who attack their parenting choices, post-baby bodies and most especially their children.
Sometimes they say what we wish we had thought to say. Sometimes they say what we would have never come up with in a million years. And sometimes they're just heartfelt.
Enjoy the drama.
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Teach kids this bravery trick. Tell them to always notice the color of a person's eyes. Making eye contact will help a hesitant child appear more confident and will help any kid to be more assertive and less likely to be picked on.
What happened: It's so hard to choose just one from the reigning queen of clap backs, but this is a favorite. The cookbook author posted aof herself breastfeeding her newborn son, Miles, as her toddler daughter, Luna, held up a blanket. She was clad only in a towel and also was "breastfeeding" a doll saying, "Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now." Some fans thought Teigen was oversharing and that while breastfeeding was natural they didn't need to see it.
The response: Teigen responded on that she, too, had things that she didn't care to see shared and a feature had been invented specifically for that on social media. "I don’t care to see grainy fireworks, coachella selfies or infinity pool pics but i let people live. calm your t--- and scroll on by."
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Pink and Carey Hart
What happened: Hart shared photos of the couple's son, Jameson, who was almost 2 at the time, on a dirt bike. People thought the professional freestyle motocross rider was putting his son in danger and someone claimed he was wearing an inappropriate bicycle helmet.
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Jamo has his race face on😂😂😂. Don’t worry parent police, I’m a professional. #BeADadNotAFad @FoxMoto @Dualigans @giantbicyclesusa @RideDunlop @Guts_Racing_Inc @WorksConnection @Fmf73 @motionpro @Twin_air @GalferUsa @ODIgrips @mactools38 @acerbisusa @Bel_RayCompany @GoodRide @HinsonRacing
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The response: Pink teased the trolls only days later with a photo of her son with chocolate stains on his face saying, "Chocolate is good for babies right?" she joked. "Help me Instagram, we can’t possibly parent without you."
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What happened: Some people on Twitter criticized Kardashian's daughter True's biracial skin tone. Kardashian had her baby with boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, who plays basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The "Keeping up with the Kardsashians" star responded but then the commenters deleted their posts.
The response: "I dislike the fact that people are allowed to comment on my daughter's skin color but as soon as I comment kindly back and praise her for all that she is, the comment gets erased," she tweeted . "If you have the courage to post your nasty criticism please allow one to defend or comment back."
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What happened: The new father and Bravo host recorded an Instagram stories video of his dog Wacha, lying next to a chewed up stuffed toy. "Did you just eat my son's stuffed Torah that the rabbi gave him?" Cohen playfully asked the dog.
Ruh-roh. People believed you don't laugh at that kind of savagery with a baby in the house.
The response: "OK, flooded with DMs from people saying I’ve got a big problem on my hands — Wacha’s jealous of my son," Cohen, 50, said in another video. "Wacha didn’t know that the Torah toy, we’re talking about a Torah toy, belonged to the baby. He just had his eye on a purple (expletive) toy and he wanted to rip it apart. It’s not that deep. Stand down. Everything’s fine in the West Village."
Cohen became a dad on Feb. 4 when his son, Benjamin Allen Cohen, was born via surrogate.
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What happened: The celebrity chef uploaded a video of her and her 6-year-old daughter re-enacting a Progressive "Meat Sweets" commercial using Dubsmash, which she's known for doing with everyone from her husband (Golden State Warriors basketball player Steph Curry) to former first lady Michelle Obama.
Someone commented on the video: "Lawwd have mercy, whyyy don't you know how to brush them girls' hair??? Drives me nuts!!! Still a love you, but [expletive] Ayesha,"
Give yourself a break. Hitting the drive-through when you're too tired to cook doesn't make you a bad parent.
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The response: "I don't make moments happen for Instagram. Moments happen and I sometimes share. I'm not going to doll my children up for perception or anyone's approval on here," Curry wrote . "If that's what you want to see then this is not the page for you. Real life over here."
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
What happened: Clap back is overstated here, but he did respond to the haters. The actor explained on his Armchair Expert podcast that after giving an interview explaining that his 5-year-old daughter, Lincoln, whom he shares Bell, doesn't believe in Santa he encountered "some angry parents online." Some thought he inferred they were lying to their children.
I never have called another parent a liar. Let's stick to my quote :)— dax shepard (@daxshepard)
(And don't worry, they're strictly forbidden from spoiling it for others. All their friends believe. Everything's fine)
The response: Shepard said he and Bell fully intended to go along with the Santa mythology, but his eldest daughter put the screws to him. He made the decision to tell Lincoln about Santa out of love and respect for her and the way her mind works, he said on his podcast.
"At a certain point, I couldn't just keep telling her to ignore the clever part of her brain that was calling (B.S.)."
Jessie James Decker
What happened: The country singer and mom-of-three posted a picture of herself breastfeeding her son Forrest while holding a glass of wine. The mommy shamers came for her for drinking alcohol.
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The response: Decker told US Weekly , the shamers are not going to get an apology.
"I have three children. I know what I’m doing now. And it’s totally OK to toast to a celebration and have a drink while you’re breastfeeding."
(Alcohol levels are usually highest in breast milk 30-60 minutes after an alcoholic beverage is consumed, and can be generally detected in breast milk for about 2-3 hours per drink after it is consumed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .)
What happened: During an appearance on the "The Wendy Williams Show," the actress discussed breastfeeding in public. Williams told Milano, according to People , that "breastfeeding is only a particular amount of time. The rest of your life, your breasts are sexual things."
The response: Milano, a mother to a son and a daughter, who has posted breastfeeding pics on her Instagram , shot back, "Biologically they’re not made for sexual things, that’s what we’ve done to them.”
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What happened: The new mom, who struggled with fertility issues for years, got zinged by the mommy police for kissing her newborn Kaavia repeatedly on the mouth. The "Bring it On" star shared a video on Instagram, captioning the post "Kissing Game. She's got my ❤ on a string." Some called the kissing unsanitary, others said Kaavia's breathing seemed labored.
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The response: Union posted in the comments that she appreciated the concern, but she takes no chances with Kaavia's health.
"I am blessed enough to have a nurse here with us while at work. 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. No visits with sick folk … If you think I waited this long and went thru all this to put my baby in harm’s way … you got another thing coming.”
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Thandie Newton (mom of two girls Ripley and Nico): “I’ve learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley saw her shadow. My God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment.”
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
What happened: Spelling posted a photo of her family with former "Beverly Hills, 90210" castmate Ian Ziering and his family from a screening of "A Dog's Way Home." She talked about how their kids all get along and they're still friends after playing Donna Martin and Steve Sanders. Then the haters started attacking the appearance of their children.
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I can’t believe @ianziering and I once played BH teens Steve Sanders and Donna Martin and now we are married to the loves of our lives and between us have 7 kiddos who all adore each other! . Tonight, @erinziering and I hosted a screening of @adogswayhome for @sonypictures at @sohohouse fir family and friends and a massive kiddo takeover. . What a special movie! It’ll make you laugh, cry, and go Ahhhh many times. We all loved it! What a special night (even in this crazy LA rain)
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The response: Spelling's husband, jumped in on the Instagram comments to defend his children.
"I am absolutely horrified and disgusted by the comments being left about my children. Body shaming and bullying my children??!! What is wrong with you people??!!" McDermott began. "As far as saying my children are over weight, well that’s just mean and Un-called for. They’re going through different growth phases, and even if our children are on the bigger side. Who cares."
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What happened: A Twitter user said the "Grace and Frankie" star was "confused" by her "gangly" new look since Decker "looked so good" in 2011's "Just Go With It." What happened?
The response: The mom of Hank, 3 and Stevie, 14 months, said her children with husband Andy Roddick happened. And guess what? She misses some things about the way her body used to be too.
"For the upteenth time — because people love to comment on my body (or lack thereof) my children sucked the life out of my body and left behind the bag of bones," said the former "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit model. "I don't now what else to tell you. I miss my boobs too — I don't even know what to call them now."
For the umpteenth time- because people love to comment on my body (or lack thereof) my children sucked the life out of my body and left behind a bag of bones. I don’t know what else to tell you. I miss my boobs too- I don’t even know what to call them now. 🤷♀️ https://t.co/sQJRaQ2djY— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker)
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
What happened: The parents of two boys have caught flack for their sons' long hair (uh, is this the 1950s?) and once when their son, then 4, wore a powder blue "Frozen" Elsa dress. Fox posted the picture of her son Noah on Instagram along with other family photos.
The response: Green defended the dress during an interview with YouTube show "Hollywood Pipeline."
"My son, he’s 4," Green said. "And 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."
What happened: This Kardashian sister was posting one of the family's enviable vacation shots on Instagram and some troll implied that she should be spending more time with her children and less time lounging on the boat, snacking and rockin' a bikini. "Where are your kids?" the user asked.
Plan not-so-random acts of kindness. Kids need to know that helping others is an everyday practice, not a visit-a-soup-kitchen-at-the-holidays grand gesture. Challenge yours to complete small tasks every week, like throwing away another kid's trash at lunch or raking a neighbor's lawn. Training your children to focus on others helps curb entitlement. "Gratitude becomes woven into who they are," says Jeffrey J. Froh, a coauthor of Making Grateful Kids.
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The response: " My son was taking the photo, and the other two were sitting a table across from me. Thank you so much for your concern," We can't be sure, but we're guessing that "concern" was meant in a facetious way.
Contributing: Jennifer McClellan, Rasha Ali and Erin Jensen.
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