Actress Julia Stiles Fires Back When Strangers Mommy-Shame Her For The Way She Carries Newborn

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Julia Stiles is the next celebrity mom to receive unsolicited advice from strangers online.

Like Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Simpson, and other moms, strangers have flocked to her Instagram page to shame her in the caption of a photo of her child.

Julia posted an innocent photo of herself carrying her son in a baby carrier. The mom looked super excited to have her new carrier and wanted to share it with her followers.

Strangers quickly began commenting that her son’s feet should not be tucked into her waistband and that they should be outside of the carrier.

Other fans came to the mom’s defense stating it was just a photo and that she knows what she’s doing. After a few days, Julia decided to post a follow-up and make a statement.

“It was brought to my attention that in the previous photo I am not holding my baby correctly,” she wrote. “Wow, I didn’t expect that.”

Keep scrolling to see the photo and read the rest of her statement.

Actress Julia Stiles recently welcomed an adorable baby boy named Strummer.

When she shared the first photo of her baby, many strangers were quick to shame her for the way he sat in his carrier.

The new mom was excited to show off her baby bump to her fans and include them in her pregnancy.

Julia was married about a month before giving birth. She even joked about it being a “shotgun wedding.”

Julia posted this photo on November 29, 2017, to show off Strummer to the world.

But people quickly commented saying she was carrying her son the wrong way, as if the mom was completely clueless!

A stranger told Julia that his feet shouldn’t be inside the waistband but outside.

This user probably thought their comment was innocent, but it’s one of many examples of mommy shaming.

Another person also decided to give Julia unsolicited advice about how to carry her baby.

On December 1, 2017, Julia posted a response to her shamers.

“I was trying to keep much of my son’s image private, including, I guess, his little feet,” she wrote. “And it was just a photo taken at home, not how I normally carry him around.”


Many of her fans came to Julia’s defense saying there was nothing wrong with the way she carried her son.

One commenter said “don’t let them get you down” to the new mom.

While Julia didn’t take the criticism to heart, she does have some advice.

“Yes, Mothers, always read the safety instructions,” she wrote. “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.”

Julia has received an outpouring of love and support after calling out the rude strangers who shamed her.

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