Sometimes it feels like celebrity mums can't do anything right, and Olivia Wilde is the latest example. The actress, who is currently starring in the Broadway production of 1984 in New York City, posted a picture of herself and her son earlier this week, and commenters are tearing it apart. In the picture, the mother of two is giving her 3-year-old son, Otis, a bath, and the snap captures a quick kiss they shared on the lips. For some reason, commenters latched onto this, and flooded her comments with criticism.
"Kissing your kid like your husband. It's not good for him," one wrote.
"Ehhhhh gonna give the kid lip aids," added another.
This isn't the first time a celebrity mum has been under fire for kissing her son. Back in December, Hilary Duff was the subject of similar vitriol after she posted a photo of herself kissing her (then 4-year-old) son Luca at Disneyland.
"Happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest place on earth! We love you @disneyland," she wrote.
People commented things like, "I think kissing on the lips should only be for couples I find this very strange. He looks a little too old for that."
Eventually, Duff took to Twitter to address the overwhelming response to the post.
"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 judgement."
But it's perhaps model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen who has had to field the most unsolicited criticism about being a parent, battling comments about her baby Luna's car seat and her decision to have a Luna-less date night with her husband, John Legend (which is a normal and healthy thing for parents to do, thank you very much).
Long story short, as long as your child is safe and you have their best interests at heart, there's no wrong way to be a mom. So back off, commenters.
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