Yodeling caroler of that one Christmas song your ear buds will be bleeding to until December 25, Mariah Carey, is catching flack after she posted a video of her kids, Moroccan and Monroe, being groomed to take over backups of said song. People aren’t only upset that “All I Want For Christmas” will carry over to the next generation, they are pissed because the 7-year-old twins weren’t wearing seatbelts in the car while singing.
Mariah was sitting in the front seat of a chauffeured car sans seatbelt. Someone was filming her excitedly coaching her kids through the backups of her song, while they are bopping around in the back – GASP – without seatbelts!
Roc & Roe have been practicing the background vocals to “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, we’re gonna take this one step at a time – we’re very excited about it! It’s our first video doing this! It’s festive, Cmon!! 🎄🎶🎄🎶💖 pic.twitter.com/ddlzCtwT3d
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 28, 2018
Many of Mariah’s fans were not into her child endangerment and completely missed the point of the cuteness that Mariah was trying to showcase. Via People, one Twitter user responded “Your kids are adorable – thanks for sharing this! But please please please buckle them up properly, with booster seats and seatbelts.” But I think user @latinarants summed it up best when she simply said: “All I want for Christmas is those children in seatbelts.”
Mimi’s guffaw is not exactly Britney Spears driving with her baby on her lap bad (to be fair, that was during a Starbucks run and we all know nothing comes between Brit Brit and her Frapp), but, damn, as a parent, why wouldn’t you make your kid wear a seatbelt? It’s part of the Holy Trinity of child rearing along with Thou shalt brush your teeth and Thou shalt wipe your own ass, right? Along with the time honored “Mom Arm” to protect your passengers from any threat of lurching forward in the the car, making sure your kids (and drunk adult passengers) are buckled in before you leave the curb is “Mom & Dad 101“. Yes, it’s one of the annoying parental mantras that makes you want to slit your wrists the thousandth time you say it, but it has to be done.
As a side, I always wondered why Mariah tortured her kids by giving them those messy names, but I just realized it’s because she has plans to franchise a hipster music themed Sushi joint called: “Roc ‘n’ Roe“. Well played, Mariah!