Wagging a judgmental finger at famous mothers is a favorite activities among internet trolls, and Jessica Simpson seems to be one of their favorite targets as of late.
Jessica has been mom-shamed repeatedly and for a wide variety of alleged offenses.
Haters have criticized Simpson for allowing her daughter to wear makeup.
They’ve whined that she’s too busy taking selfies to properly care for her kids.
But mostly, they’ve lambasted Jessica for allowing her husband to be too rough while playing with 4-year-old son Ace.
The latest outrage stems from the video below that Jessica posted on Instagram earlier this week.
She captioned the clip:
“A broken bone doesn’t hold this kiddo down #waterproofcast #ACEKNUTE”
This being the internet in 2018, fans proceeded to immediately lose their freakin’ minds.
“Why do u do that wow! So ridiculous!” wrote one hyper-articulate follower.
“Love you, Jess, but why throw a kid with a cast on? Even in water,” commented another, while a third described the stunt as “the most ridiculous thing to be doing as a parent.”
But don’t worry, Jess has her defenders, too.
And man, are they hoping she’ll call them up and ask to be besties.
“Your son obviously has great air sense (athletic body control while executing inverted aerial maneuvers). The fact that his arm is in a protective cast is not an issue at all,” wrote one such sycophant.
“His arm is not used in executing the maneuver other than being a balancing device. Your critics are probably not very experienced in this maneuver,” the aqua-batics expert continued.
“And he executed it with fins on??! He’s got talent and obviously as the parent you know his talent and lack of risk!!”
It’s one of those comments that reminds you that whether you’re talking politics or literally any other topic under the sun, there is no room for centrism on the internet.
Either your’re calling CPS on Jessica or praising her son’s “inverted aerial maneuvers.”
So we’re gonna do something truly subversive and fall somewhere in the middle on this:
The stunt was fine and probably perfectly safe, but we can see how it might shock fans who have never seen something similar.
Now can we all get back to talking about how drunk Jessica is all the time?
That’s much more entertaining.