Like many people, Halle Berry is a mom and she’s on Instagram. But unlike some moms, Halle Berry’s Instagram isn’t filled with 8,024 pictures of her children holding up packs of diapers like “LaKynn and McKarty love their @Huggies!” in an attempt to get those sponsored content dollars. Halle Berry barely posts pictures of her kids on Instagram and when she does, she doesn’t include their faces, because she’s private like that. One of Halle’s Instagram followers didn’t like Halle cropping her kids’ faces out and told her about it repeatedly. Halle doesn’t have to respond to Instagram comments (see: being famous), but she did this time and it got a tiny bit dramatic.
All of this started after Halle posted this picture of her two kids, 8-year-old Nahla Aubry and 3-year-old Maceo Martinez.
I have a problem with that picture, and it’s that I damn near pulled a muscle in my neck from twisting my head to the side and back to read what was on those shirts. But that’s not what Halle was mad at. A follower asked Halle if the reason we only saw her kids’ torsos was because she was “ashamed” of their faces. Somewhere Gabriel Aubry just braced himself and prepared for the worst. Halle didn’t slap back with the force of 1,000 unsold Catwoman DVDs, but she did say all of this:
“I’ve noticed you have said this several times now so let me be clear – I’m not at all ashamed of children. I try to find creative ways to incorporate them into my feed because they are the biggest part of my life, but I also work very hard to keep their identities as private as I can considering they are only children. It’s my belief, and I’m not criticizing others who have different beliefs, that it’s my job as their mother to protect their privacy as best I can. When they grow and they’re of age and they want share their images on the internet, that will be for them to decide, not me. Feel me? Have a beautiful day.”
That’s a long way of saying “Mind your business, bitch.”
Halle barely even posts pictures of her children to begin with, so she might as well take this “Privacy, PLEASE” thing to the next level by just not posting pictures of them at all. Personally, I’d rather see Halle’s Instagram feed be filled with throwback pictures of her legendary red carpet ensembles from the early 2000s.
At the very least, that pink satin thong strap deserves its own Instagram account.