Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends, family and our favorite celebrities. Seeing a glimpse into their lives, whether it's a special family moment, a delicious meal or a funny impulse, it's a great way to see some people uncensored.
Unfortunately, a lot of viewers use these simple snaps to shame people for a variety of reasons.
Jenna Dewan Tatum has been under fire after posting a picture of herself on Instagram as a way to celebrate her friendship with Jennifer Lopez, who she co-hosts the dance competition show World of Dance with.
Celebrity moms are often a target for online mommy-shamers, even if what they're posting has nothing to do with their children.
In September, Jenna posted a photo on Instagram captioned "Cheeky balcony series," with her standing and wearing a lace body suit that showed off her backside.
This opened up the flood gates about what kind of example it sets for her four-year-old daughter, Everly.
"Of course she is hot but poor Everly. What signals is she sending to her young daughter? Mummy's bum is all over the net haha. Lead by example," one user commented.
Another added, "Not flattering to you as an intelligent woman. You look great but don't need to model objectifying your body parts on IG — or teach young girls to garner attention by sexual images of themselves."
Only a few months later, people are back to shaming this celebrity mom, for another seemingly harmless photo.
If you were married to Channing Tatum, had a flourishing career and a gorgeous family, would you not want to show it off? I know I would.
That's why when people start firing at a women for "not setting a good example" it can not only be frustrating but offensive as well. Just because you're a mom doesn't mean you don't have your own life and want to share parts of that with the public.
Jenna decided to have some fun with an Instagram photo she posted calling out her friend Jennifer Lopez.
"Only @jlo can make a girl drop everything, put her favorite bodysuit on and take a spontaneous random picture in her closet using Kira Kira. I love these boots woman thank you! Jlo x Giuseppe(Also- yes my closet is a mess. It generally is🤷🏽♀️)," she wrote on Instagram.
So when the haters came out to attack Jenna's post it became enraging.
One commenter wondered if Jenna was “Desperate for attention?” while another wrote, “Unfollowing. She’s a mother. No need for these posts.”
Let me get this straight, mothers are not allowed to be sexy?
What kind of message is that sending our kids when we aren't allowed to go beyond our "mother" and "wife" roles in our lives?
What do you think?