It is not easy being a parent, no matter who you are or how many resources you have. Bringing up a child is no rosy task you can read up on a handbook.
Now, imagine trying to be a good parent with millions of people watching your every move.
This is a scenario that model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen knows too well.
On Wednesday, the mother of 6 month old Luna Simone found herself in the receiving end of parenting criticism from one of her Twitter followers who thought she was holding her baby wrong.
“This is not how a baby is held,” the tweeter user wrote, with a recent paparazzi shot of Teigen carrying Luna to a car.
But the model was not taking it, and she replied with “Really because that’s how I’m f~#king holding her.”
The Twitter follower then snapped back with “I don’t give a crap where that baby popped out from! Do not hold a baby like a handbag!”
Teigen, then, answered with “Well you hold your handbag like a f--king idiot then.”
The Twitter user, then, tried to justify the tweet with personal experience, “Nothing grinds my tits like a person holding a baby inappropriately! I almost grew up deformed coz I dislocated my arm for 2 days as a baby!”
But Teigen pointed out that one paparazzi snap cannot possibly tell the whole story.
"Let me know how you hold your baby when she’s about (to get) into a stroller and there are 20 camera flashes at night,” she wrote. “Photos are literally split-second moments in time that evolve. I despise mommy shamers. I am a proud shamer of mommy shamers.”
Then, as a final word, she simply added: “Please, do shut up.”
This is not the first time Teigen had been called out on social media for her parenting skills. She has been criticized once for going out to dinner with her husband John Legend a couple of weeks after their daughter was born, prompting Legend to defend her. "Funny there's no dad-shaming," he tweeted out, pointing out that he did not receive the same sort of backlash. "When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn't have to take it all. We'll split it." he said.