If you have literally any form of social media, then you know all too well the great lengths that some people will go to to make others feel bad about themselves in the comments section — and Jessica Simpson is the mommy-shaming bandwagon's latest victim. What's the reason this time around? For letting her daughter Maxwell don a touch of lipstick in a selfie she posted to Instagram on Nov. 30.
And while we know that a little bit of makeup certainly never killed anyone, others are having a hard time wrapping their heads around that idea. The singer's sweet mommy-daughter photo included a caption explaining that Maxwell enjoyed perusing the aisles of her local MAC Cosmetics store (I mean, don't we all?!), and surprise, surprise, people were quick to pass judgment in the comments.
Some users went in on her for even posting the photo to social media in the first place: "Jessica needs to limit what she shares on social media! Nobody needs to know this stuff! Keep it to yourself and you'll also reduce backlash. Jessica is too stupid to realize that." Ouch, not very nice.
Other "parenting experts" shared their opinions on how Maxwell is too young to be interested in makeup just yet: "I think it's crazy for a 5-year-old but that's just my opinion." Another chimed in saying: "Her favorite store?? OMG. She should be playing outside or learning about the world not sitting in a chair putting on make up at MAC. What's wrong with you?"
No matter how you slice it, make no mistake: people can definitely be mean when they're hiding behind screens.