Blogger mom slammed for telling Instagram who's her least popular kid
A blogger mom named Katie Bower was criticized on social media when she posted a photo of one of her sons, who she said was getting fewer likes on Instagram compared to her four other children.
The post came with a photo of the boy to celebrate his sixth birthday. As of now, the post had already been taken down, but Twitter user Stephanie McNeal was able to take a screenshot of the post.
Many other Twitter users enraged after reading Bower’s lengthy caption. They said that they couldn’t fathom the idea of a mother monitoring her children’s Instagram popularity.
Supposedly, they thought Bower from Georgia, who owns the website Bower Power, was a bit superficial.
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Bower’s son, Weston, turned six and she took to Instagram to gush over her son and how lovable he is. She told her 53,000 followers all good things about Weston. Although, halfway through her post, she started talking about the number of likes her son had been receiving.
"His photos never got as many likes. Never got comments. From a statistical point of view, he wasn't as popular with everyone out there. Maybe part of that was the pictures just never hit the algorithm right,” she wrote.
She also made it clear that what she said did not represent how she treats her children. She asked that people should not take her words out of context.
Despite her disclaiming statement, Bower was still caught under fire with thousands of people expressing their disbelief over her post.
Following the backlash, Bower spoke with Inside Edition and said that she still stands behind her reasoning.
The lifestyle blogger said she only talked about it because she wanted to teach the value of knowing your worth as a person and not depending on somebody else’s opinion for you to see it.
Bower expressed that her words were “misconstrued by people,” but she admitted that she could have explained her reasons more clearly.
In the end, she decided to delete the post because of the harsh comments that were supposedly “obscene and did not reflect the type of dialogue we support.”
Omg this Instagram mommy blogger is celebrating her sons bday by writing about how out of all her kids, he “statistically” performs the worse on her Instagram. And she’s worried one day it will ruin his self esteem 👀💀 pic.twitter.com/QpFfJwDOab— Stephanie McNeal (@stephemcneal) November 19, 2018
Meanwhile, ordinary mothers had been debating about “Insta-moms” or mothers who choose to share their lives on Instagram, particularly about their children.
Reportedly, some ordinary mothers claimed that blogger moms and Insta-moms are guilty of “shameless advertising and self-promoting.” Although, other mothers defended them stating that being a blogger mom is “a job like any other.”