Julia Stiles Speaks Out After She Was Criticized for the Way She Held Her Newborn
By Liz Calvario
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Julia Stiles has a message for mom shamers.
The 36-year-old actress was accused this week of not holding her newborn son, Strummer, correcting after she posted a picture of herself and her 5-week-old child in a baby carrier. On Friday, Stiles took to Instagram to speak out against the criticism she was receiving.
"It was brought to my attention that in the previous photo I am not holding my baby correctly," Stiles began her post.
"Wow, I didn't expect that. What was supposed to be a shout out of products I like, suddenly becomes an invitation to comment on my baby, and my ability as a mother. That's the internet for you, the carnivorous plant from 'Little Shop of Horrors,'" she continued. "I was trying to keep as much of my son's image private, including, I guess, his little feet. And it was just a photo taken at home, not how I normally carry him around. Thanks for the concern, anyway."
The Riviera star added, "Yes, Mothers, always read the safety instructions. But also, Instagrammers: instead of writing snarky comments about a 5 week old, try dancing around your living room to a Clash record. It's way more fun."