As long as the internet is around, people will use it to voice their unsolicited opinions about someone else's life choices while hiding behind the screen.
No matter how much trolls get called out for being mean, this behavior doesn't seem to cease, especially within the online parents community. Mom and dad-shaming is a regular occurrence, and celebrity parents often end up as targets of such criticism.
More recently, parents on Instagram were outraged at David Beckham for allowing his six-year-old daughter, Harper, to sit on his lap and steer a golf cart during an outing. His parenting choices were called into question, with some people labeling him as negligent and "irresponsible."
Mere days after the Beckham controversy, the Instagram parent police found their next target: Model and TV host Chrissy Teigen.
Chrissy had a park play date with her one-year-old daughter,Luna, over the weekend. She decided to share a photo from their experience with her followers on Instagram, but not everyone was happy about adorable playground snap.
In the photograph in question, 32-year-old Chrissy, who is expecting her second child with husband John Legend, is seen on a slide with her daughter positioned on her lap.
While the pair appear like they're just having some innocent fun, some people were up in arms after seeing the post.
Why? According to multiple comments, Chrissy was putting Luna in harm's way by having her sit on her lap while sliding.
One person commented, "Just a heads up that this can break your little one’s leg! I have three friends who have had this happen," while another added, "OMG this makes me cringe after seeing a friend go down a slide like this with their baby and seeing the baby's leg break."
One concerned user also chimed in with some advice that read, "Adults shouldn't slide with a child in their lap. Their legs can get twisted and break. OUCH!"
Although the concern is understandable because according to experts, there is a chance that a child could break a leg by sliding with an adult, it is not people's place to tell Chrissy (or any other parent) what choices to make, especially considering she never actually went down the slide with her daughter.
Chrissy, who is known for her sassy comebacks, didn't wasn't time in responding to the scrutiny that filled the comment section of her post, and gave the critics some context.
"Wish you guys would have told me about the leg thing earlier," the mom wrote. "They broke. Both of them. And everyone else’s in the park broke too just from watching it happen. There are so many broken legs here (heads up photos are a one second moment in time, I was lifting her onto my lap.)"
The famous mom wasn't looking for advice when she posted the photo, she simply wanted to give fans a glimpse of a sweet moment she shared with her child. But she is no stranger to mom-shaming, and knew exactly how to shut critics up.