The mother of two has been criticized in the past over everything from letting her daughter wear a bikini top to bike safety. Now she’s getting heat for her son’s time in the pool.
Just days ago, the former pop star revealed that Ace, who turns 5 this month, had broken his arm. The injury hasn’t curbed the young boy’s summer fun, however. Over the weekend, he and father Eric Johnson hit the pool for some underwater antics.
Simpson shared a video of Johnson, the former NFL star she married in 2014, throwing their son in the air. Ace, who she explained was wearing a waterproof cast, did a backflip before landing back in the water.
Though the proud mom noted that a “broken bone doesn’t hold this kiddo down,” some of her followers were more outraged than impressed.
“This doesn’t seem very smart to me but then again I know the difference between chicken and tuna,” read one comment, while another critic called it “incredibly stupid.”
“As someone in healthcare, I’m gonna say that’s not a good idea,” someone added.
“I’m sorry but i think that is the most ridiculous thing to be doing as a parent!” an appalled commenter wrote. “I’m sure you all are great parents but my daughter broke her arm and she was told to not swim or doing anything strenuous.”
“He’s throwing his child like he’s throwing a ball or an object,” another person remarked. “It wouldn’t be so bad if his arm wasn’t already broken. I see why people are concerned, it’s dumb.”
But many were quick to defend Simpson and Johnson, saying that mommy shamers should mind their own business.
“People need to lighten up and have some fun,” one fan wrote.
“The parent police need to worry about their own kids and keep their mouths SHUT!” another Simpson supporter said of the backlash. “He has a waterproof cast, he is in the pool and with his parents doing what kids do. As grown ups we spend way too much time keeping our kids from being kids.”
Simpson hasn’t commented on the criticism.
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