In case you haven't been hanging around kids lately, they're all pretty much obsessed with the Disney franchise Descendants. This goes for Jessica Simpson's seven-year-old daughter, Maxwell Drew, who loves the show so much she recently dyed her hair purple to match Dove Cameron's lavender-locked character, Mal. Unfortunately, after Simpson posted a photo of her child's new look on Instagram, she was slammed by a slew of mommy shamers.
Simpson shared photos of Maxwell Drew sitting at the salon and showing off the finished hairdo, writing simply, "Inspired by The Descendants" in the caption. The criticism heaped on quickly: "So sad to see a child this young getting her hair dyed. She looked so much prettier with her natural golden locks. She still should be a child in every sense. That time is short," one person wrote. Others accused Simpson of "ruining" her young daughter's hair. “Don’t like it at all!!! Much better before the color. The new color makes her look older than her age,” someone said.
Simpson didn't respond to any of the messages, but others quickly jumped to her defense. "She looks adorable and I'm laughing at all of you clutching your pearls because of hair dye. Your poor kids must have the most boring lives!" one of her followers said. Someone else chimed in and added, "Don’t listen to the haters. It is just hair and it looks so adorable! Doesn’t seem like she was forced into it and it seems that she loves it and is happy. That’s all that matters."
Simpson and Maxwell's hairstylist Riawna Capri, from L.A.'s famous Nine Zero One salon, also weighed in, writing, "She was a natural, in her natural habitat. I think we will be seeing her more than her momma."
Still, it seems Simpson has brushed all the unnecessary judgments aside—and shown she's happy to let Maxwell live out her happiest Descendants fantasies.
Originally Appeared on Glamour