Mariah Carey's Friends Wearing Masks at a Table with Her Kids in a Photo Sparks Mixed Reactions
When singer Mariah Carey shared a picture that showed her and her kids with her friends sitting at a dinner table, she might not have expected the sort of reactions that trailed the post.
The "All I Want For Christmas Is You" crooner shared a photo on her Instagram page that showed her sitting beside her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, at a dinner table.
Also seated at the table were some of Carey's friends who wore facemasks. The singer's twins, Moroccan Scott and Monroe, who she shares with her ex-husband, Nick Cannon, were also present.
Carey wore a red sequin dress while Tanaka wore a Santa hat and gray sweatshirt. Moroccan wore a red hoodie and black pants, while his twin sister wore a white and red sweatshirt. Carey captioned the post:
"Merry Christmas II You !!! Love you Lambily!!!! ?♥️⛄️?‼️"
All of Carey's friends wore facemasks in the picture, but she, Tanaka, and her kids did not do so. This proved to be a source of debate for some of her fans who commented on the post.
One fan told the singer that if her guests have to wear facemasks to be around her at a dinner table, then she did not need to invite anyone since the world is still in a pandemic.
Carey endured a difficult pregnancy before giving birth to her twins in 2011.
A second fan wondered why Carey's friends wore masks at the dinner table, saying it was extra and made no sense. A third fan asked the mother of two if her guests ate with their masks on.
Another fan echoed the second fan's thoughts while a fifth person said Carey's friends did not need to wear their masks at the table when they were going to sit down and eat together anyway.
One fan defended Carey, saying there was no food at the table when the picture was taken and that her friends might just have sat down when they decided to pose for a snapshot. Hence, they had not taken their masks off.
Carey endured a difficult pregnancy before giving birth to her twins in 2011 and opened up about the challenges she faced, revealing she was scared she might be unable to walk again as it took a huge strain on her body.
After giving birth, she told Andy Cohen during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" in 2013 that she would not have any more kids unless Cannon, her then-husband, would have the babies himself.
The singer is raising her kids to be grounded and told People in an exclusive chat last year that she tries to ensure that they do not think everything is just handed to them as she did not have money when she was a child.
Carey's daughter, Monroe, already seems to be taking after her and is basically her mini-me. The 9-year-old twinned with her mom at last year's Billboard Awards, joining her twin brother to cheer Carey on while she performed.
While it will take some time before Carey's twins find their career paths, they are well on their way to greatness with their mom's care and guidance.