Did you know that there are some unwritten rules you have to follow when you're a soccer mom, and if you break them, you will be publicly shamed?
This week, country star Carrie Underwood failed to consult with the "real sports mom" rule book before taking her three-year-old son, Isaiah, to his soccer game, and the parent police came after her in full force.
The "Cry Pretty" singer shared a selfie on Instagram a few days ago, and in the caption she revealed that she is now "officially a soccer mom."
"It’s chilly out but I’m staying warm rocking some @caliabycarrie ...the kids played a good game! Isaiah scored two goals for his team...and one for the other team. Hey, a goal’s a goal!" she added.
The American Idol winner's fans were quick to comment on her photo and applaud her for being there for her son and "cheering him on," but not everyone was on the same page.
Some of her followers were more concerned about the soon-to-be mother of two's appearance and proceeded to nitpick what they don't like about it.
"Why full face of makeup at a soccer game?" one user asked. "Just weird Carrie has to be totally camera ready for EVERY shot."
"I hate to judge but damn those eyebrows. Yikes," commented another.
“Well that is a crap ton of makeup for a soccer game," read another comment. "Can I get the same makeup artist for my son’s Saturday morning t-ball games?” asked one mom.
One user called the Grammy winner "insecure" for getting "that dolled up for a soccer game," while another chimed in that "Real sports moms don't wear 20lbs of makeup on their face to game and practices."
Some people even questioned why Underwood chose to post a selfie instead of a photograph of her kid playing the game.
Despite all the Negative Nancies that flooded Underwood's post, there were many others who were quick to stand up for the singer.
"I'm a mom and I wear makeup to my son's soccer games as well screw the jealous haters!" wrote one supporter.
"I’m a soccer mom at the field every Saturday and I wear makeup EVERY game," wrote another fan. "It is who I am. She is cheering on her son, it doesn’t matter if she has makeup on or not what matters is she is watching her son and having a great time. If you don’t like how she shows up to a game don’t look at her account."
Many others complimented Underwood for her "flawless" and "natural" makeup. One mom even jokingly asked that she "drop that makeup tutorial."
It's understandable that some moms have busy schedules that do not allow them time to spend on their appearances, but that doesn't mean that every mom on the sidelines should look like they didn't try at all.
If putting on makeup is the mental pick-me-up Underwood needs in the morning, then so be it. What matters is that she is performing her duties as mom to the best of her abilities. Years down the line, her son will not remember what his mother looked like on that particular day, but he will have memories of her on the sidelines and proudly cheering him on.
Unfortunately for Underwood, being in the limelight means she will be facing this type of shaming more often than the average mom.
Earlier this month, she faced intense criticism for looking different after the "freak random accident" that left her with severe facial injuries that required between 40 and 50 stitches, and a broken wrist.
Underwood was called out for being "fake," "insulting," and "having lip injections that "are too much."
The entertainer has turned a blind eye from all the criticism and has continued to share photos that give fans a glimpse into her life.
Just the day after the soccer game snap, she shared a selfie in support of singer Ricky Martin's efforts to help Puerto Rico rebuild after last year's Hurricane Maria ravaged the nation.