It was only a kiss! Hilary Duff clapped back at critics who said that it was “inappropriate” for her to kiss her 4-year-old son, Luca, on the lips.
The former Disney star, 29, posted a photo Monday, December 12, of her giving her son, who she shares with ex-husband Mike Comrie, a smooch at Disneyland in front of the It’s A Small World attraction. While most commenters thought it was an adorable mother-son moment, some disapproved of them locking lips.
The Younger actress responded to the haters on Instagram Tuesday, December 13, writing, “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.”
Fans commended the actress for standing up for herself. “Do people seriously have nothing better to do with their time than judge others? It’s an innocent kiss between a parent and a child,” one person commented, while another wrote, “This is why we love you.”
The Lizzie McGuire alum previously opened up about mommy-shaming to Yahoo in 2015. “When he was 2, well, that’s when children learn to throw tantrums,” she said. “I can’t help it if someone’s taking a picture when I’m taking him to get a haircut — and he hates haircuts and he doesn’t like the photographers and throws a tantrum and then there’s a headline: ‘Can’t Control Her Child!’”
She also talked about the pressures of raising children, especially in the public eye. “It’s the most joyous thing you’ll do and also the most challenging,” she said. “I put so much pressure on myself to do everything right, and so do all mothers. We think we should have all the answers — we need to breastfeed perfectly or discipline perfectly — but there are challenges every day.”
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