The quest for social media validation never ends. In today’s event, a blogger mum is crying out on Instagram. Why? Because her 6 year old son’s photos never got the attention she expected. According to her, pictures of her other children had more likes than his did. Moreover, she thinks that this can cause a dent in his self esteem in the future. As expected, the issue sparked an outrage on social media, with many against the mother.
In this photo which has since been deleted, mother of five, Katie Bower, captioned:
“Guys I am gonna be perfectly honest… Instagram never gave my Munchkin a chance and it killed me inside. His photos never got as many likes. Never got comments. From a statistical point of view, he wasn’t as popular with everyone out there. Maybe part of that was the pictures never hit the algorithm right. Part might be because he was “the baby” for a very short amount of time before LJ came along … and then Max and then Ella. And people like babies. I say all that because I want to believe that it wasn’t him … that it was on me. My insufficiency caused this statistical deficit because obviously my Munch should get ALL the love and squinty eyes are totally adorable. So can we do this right? Because I truly KNOW that my Munch deserves alllllll the likes … whether or not a stranger gives it to him. And on his sixth birthday – I am thankful that I know that – that no matter what other people think of me or my kids or my marriage or my house or my life or my everything … that they are 1000000000x better in real life than any tiny picture could hold”.
Then at the latter part of the caption she adds:
“P.S. I wanted to clarify that I revealed this feeling because I know one day he will see the numbers and have to learn that his value is not in online approval. This is a hard lesson for anyone to learn and I’m thankful I have learned it. I hope you can all be understanding and not take things out or believe that this in any way affects how I see or treat my children. All comments and well wishes I read to the birthday boy!”
Her lengthy caption was understood by the general public in different ways, mostly negative
Someway somehow, her post reached Twitter, and that was where the volcano of debates erupted. Many users came at the Insta-mother, saying she ruined her son’s ego all by herself.
Some celebrities hopped aboard, including model Chrissy Teigen
After that tweet, Chrissy could not hold back her shock! She replied, “Oh. My. God. What in the hell??”