Mom tribes stick together and that’s exactly what Pink and Jessica Simpson are doing. After Simpson posted pictures of her daughter 7-year-old daughter Maxwell ‘Maxi’ Drew showing off freshly dyed pink and purple tips, the mom of three came under attack by mom shamers. Pink decided to show her support in the best way she knew how, which was by dying her daughter Willow’s hair blue. They’re not like regular moms. They’re cool moms.
Simpson posted two pics of Maxi on her Instagram account, first showing her daughter proudly displaying her new dye job, which Simpson writes was inspired by the film and TV series Descendants. The second image shows Maxi in a hairdresser’s chair, because Jessica Simpson is not about to mess with purple hair dye in her own sink. We feel you, Jess.
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The post quickly began to receive negative comments about Simpson’s decision to let her young daughter dye her hair. “So sad to see a child this young getting her hair dyed. She looked so much prettier with her natural golden locks. She still should be a child in every sense. That time is short,” wrote a commenter. Another one of Simpson’s followers added, “OMG!! Too young to start damaging her hair.” The opinions on Simpson’s post were mixed and many of her followers voiced their support. Some were able to keep a sense of humour about the situation. “Where were all these mom shamers at when I was growing up getting god awful perms!,” one user wrote. Preach, girlfriend.
As a longtime sufferer of mom shaming, Pink quickly swooped in to show her support for Simpson. Pink posted a picture of herself wearing black gloves while she carefully dyed her 8-year-old daughter Willow’s hair blue, including a small sneak peek of the finished look. Using a message of solidarity to caption the photo, Pink wrote “I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven-year-old get her hair colored. So we thought we’d share what we did yesterday,” adding the hashtags #bluehairdontcare #getyourownkids #parentpoliceareactuallyjustlonelysadpeople #illdyeyourhairtoolosers #ohlookmanocomments.
One of the most noticeable differences between the two posts is that Pink has disabled commenting on her page, which is a surefire way to cut down on negative comments.
A longtime sufferer of mom shaming, Pink has come under fire for a handful of what some of her followers count as offenses, including letting her children be naked while at home and most recently, allowing her children to play in a Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Pink defended her decision to let her children run through the memorial, pointing out that the site’s designer Peter Eisenman supported children playing at the memorial.
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Berlin, I love you. #holocaustmemorial #panamarestaurant #cocktailclasses #history #herstory #worldtour and for all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers family. The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves.