Internet slams mommy blogger for saying her 6-year-old's photos 'never got as many likes' as his siblings
Usually, when Chrissy Teigen comments on motherhood, it’s to defend her own choices (like formula feeding her son Miles). But this time, the 32-year-old’s comment came in response to another mom— specifically, a blogger who chose to share with Instagram that one of her five children, a 6-year-old son, has shown a “statistical deficit” on social media.
Tweeting in reply to a screenshot of the post, Teigen wrote simply: “Oh. My. God. What in the hell??”
The Instagram in question is one posted by Katie Bower, the author of popular motherhood blog Bower Power, and was apparently meant to show gratitude for her son, Weston. But instead, many feel it came off as a troubling reflection of her superficiality.
“Guys I am gonna be perfectly honest… Instagram never liked my Munchkin and it killed me inside,” Bower wrote to her 52.3K followers, in a since-archived post. “His photos never got as many likes. Never got comments. From a statistical point of view, he wasn’t as popular with everyone out there… I say that all because I want to believe it wasn’t him.”
Bower went on to ask that her followers “do this right” and shower her son with social media love. “I truly KNOW that my munch deserves allllll the likes… whether or not a stranger gives it to them,” she continues. “And on his sixth birthday, I’m thankful that I know that.”
Based on the 997 comments below the tweet that screenshots Bower’s post, it seems Teigen is far from alone in feeling upset about this post. “jfc this is terrible,” tweeted Jonny Sun, an illustrator and artist. “This is horrifying in so many ways,” added author Saeed Jones. One mom even commented on the tweet to say it inspired her to change her ways.