Gabby Union fires back at critics who slammed her for kissing baby daughter on lips in new video
Gabrielle Union is tired of internet trolls thinking they have an opinion about her abilities as a new mom and the actress is finally clapping back.
Since welcoming her first child, Kaavia James Union Wade via surrogate on November 7, the “Bring It On” alum has had quite a few run-ins with harsh social media users.
The latest episode was triggered after Union shared a video of herself kissing Kaavia on the lips as they danced to Hi-Five’s 1991 hit song, “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game).”
KAAVIA MELTS HEARTS ALL THE WAY
“She’s got my [heart emoji] on a string,” wrote the actress, and the clip truly melted many hearts across the internet.
“This melts my heart and makes my eyes sweat!!!” gushed one Instagram user.
A second person added: “Aww…such a beautiful video.”
Unfortunately, there were also those whose primary concern was how the 46-year-old chose to display affection for her daughter.
GABBY GETS DRAGGED
Many were concerned about Union passing germs to the infant through the kiss.
“It’s unsanitary to kiss a baby on the mouth. We carry bacteria from what we eat. Strain of herpes and botchelism (sp?) are a couple of reasons.”
“Gabby you don’t kiss babies in the mouth. Cuz they might get sick from your nasty germs. Rule #1 in Mama’s rule book.”
A couple of folks pointed out that Kaavia was breathing abnormally and urged Union to have it checked.
“No professional but she appears to be breathing hard by looking at her neck. Pulling in deep; might want to get that baby girl check,” read one comment.
GABBY FIGHTS BACK!
Tired of all the thousands of comments shot her way, the “Breaking In” star gave everyone a piece of her mind, and the clapback was epic!
“Hey guys I appreciate all the concern about kisses on the mouth and labored breathing, I am blessed enough to have a nurse here with us while at work. Kaav is healthy and I don’t even touch her without washing and sanitizing myself and everything and everyone that comes into contact with her. No visits with sick folk and even all of Oprah’s crew got whooping cough vaccinations and current on all vaccinations to be in our home. If you think I waited this long and went thru [sic] all this to put my baby in harm’s way… you got another thing coming.”
Union and her husband, NBA player Dwyane Wade recently had an exclusive interview with the renowned Oprah Winfrey, and the first-time mom wanted folks to know that there’s no exception to her protective measures for Kaavia.
Sadly, this will not be the first time Union and her family are coming under fire for issues related to their daughter. Last month, the Union-Wades received a barrage of criticism after the Hollywood star shared a photo of Wade kissing their child on the lips.
Also, earlier in November, when they announced Kaavia’s birth with a hospital photo, several mean people went into the comments section to berate Union for bonding with her new daughter skin-to-skin when she did not give birth to her.
Wade, 36, recalled the hurtful episode during the Oprah interview, saying:
“The most hurtful thing was once we had our baby and everybody started talking about, ‘Why is she in the bed holding the baby? Why she got a gown on? Why is she acting like she just had a baby?'”
Even though reports are proving that kissing a baby on the mouth can be dangerous, it’s ultimately up to a parent to decide how they want to show affection to their kids.
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