We all know that the Mommy Army on social media doesn’t play and they will rip you to shreds in
140 280 characters or less if you don’t treat your baby exactly how they think you should treat them! Julia Stiles learned that the hard way.
Page Six says Julia posted a photo to Instagram of her holding her newborn baby (Strummer Newcomb Cook) in a baby carrier:
Cute, right? WRONG! Apparently Strummer wasn’t properly positioned (his face should have been visible and his legs outside the papoose-looking thing), and moms went after Julia for the poor positioning. One person came to her defense, saying it was likely because she’s a celebrity and wanted to shield her child from her deranged fans. This is where I would normally throw some wicked side eye and question how deranged fans of Mona Lisa Smile can be, but it’s the holidays, so I’ll be festive as fuck for once and roll with it. Finally, Julia burped out a reply:
It was brought to my attention that in the previous photo I am not holding my baby correctly. Wow, I didn't expect that. What was supposed to be a shout out of products I like, suddenly becomes an invitation to comment on my baby, and my ability as a mother. That's the internet for you, the carnivorous plant from "Little Shop of Horrors". I was trying to keep much of my son's image private, including, I guess, his little feet. And it was just a photo taken at home, not how I normally carry him around. Thanks for the concern, anyway. Yes, Mothers, always read the safety instructions. But also, Instagrammers: instead of writing snarky comments about a 5 week old, try dancing around your living room to a Clash record. It's way more fun.
Julia’s Goop/look-at-my-penchant-for-indie-TJMaxx-dressing-room-music of a reply is certain to not appease these cautious mothers after seeing how well she works a baby carrier. DOESN’T SHE KNOW NEWBORN BABIES AREN’T SUPPOSED TO DANCE AROUND TO THE CLASH?! C’mon, Julia, you have to wait until they’re old enough to drink…aka 4-months-old!