Olivia Wilde is big on Instagram, and whether she’s posting selfies, red carpet shots or pics of her family, she likes to share stuff about her life. Which is basically what fans want from their favourite stars. So what’s the harm?
Well, one of Olivia’s recent posts was a picture of her son, like many others. But unlike the others, this one garnered some major controversy and criticism on her parenting choices. Whoa, it had to be pretty outrageous, right? Like her husband Jason Sudekis dangling their son Otis off a balcony. Or feeding Otis grapes that weren’t organic. Or maybe he had a pack of matches and cigarettes in front of him? Nope, none of the above, thankfully.
Instead, Otis was sporting a giant cowboy hat — and nothing else. That’s right, the 19-month-old was naked.
The photo, taken from behind (and because of all the shadowing all you see is a little bit of cheek), has created an uproar from many who think her son’s bare booty is too much for the Internet. After all, there are lurking psychos out there! That kind of thing should be saved for the privacy of Casa de Wilde/Sudeikis!
Understandable, sure, but many rushed to Wilde’s defence, shaming the haters for “sexualizing a baby.” Eek. The pic has received over 25,000 likes, with many oohing and aahing over the adorable factor and hopefully nothing more. Because who can argue with that cuteness?
Whether you agree or disagree with her post, it’s a parent’s decision to share what they want. An innocent photo to some people might strike a nerve in others. That’s just how social media — hell, the world — works.
Olivia didn’t delete her post or even weigh in. She simply edited her “Naked cowboy” caption and added “(Apparently unsuitable for those unaware that humans have butts).” Probably the best, most succinct way to respond.