Do you remember the first time you tried Nutella? It’s a pretty magical way to top toast. Now imagine if that first taste was poisoned by the ire of sanctimonious social media moms. Can’t a kid just enjoy a bit of chocolate-hazelnut spread in peace?
Kelly Clarkson recently posted a video of her 2-year-old daughter, River Rose, trying Nutella for the first time to Instagram.
“River, do you like Nutella?” the singer asks as her toddler nods and does a little happy dance in her seat.
However, not everyone was as pleased as River with the culinary milestone.
As if on cue, the mom-shamers were quick to chime with super-unhelpful, exceedingly judgy comments.
“There’s a lot of sugar in that”
“Check the ingredients! You may rethink it in future”
“Stop eating Nutella its been confirmed to give you cancer!”
But the attacks didn’t stop there. It didn’t take long for the concern over sugary treats to turn into full-fledged fat-shaming.
“Make your own @kellyclarkson Nutella is PACKED with sugars don’t make your kids blow up too.”
Whoa. It’s one thing if you think this spread is a tad on the sweet side, but it’s quite another to shame her for not making foods from scratch and then insult her body—and her child’s body.
Can we agree this fuss over Nutella went way too far? Moms in the spotlight—Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Chrissy Teigen—we salute you: For daring to heat your coffee in the microwave while pregnant, for having the nerve to get out of the house, for simply feeding your kid a snack.