Selma Blair is mum to son Arthur and has fairly recently been diagnosed with MS. She – like lots of other mums – has been documenting her everyday life on Instagram.
Here come the parent police
Predictably lots of people have opinions about how Selma’s raising her child, and many of them are pretty darn unsupportive.
Sharing an old photo of her and Arthur in the tub, Selma spoke a little more of where she’s at health-wise.
“A throwback,” she wrote. “We always make our day work. My dream is to jump in the ocean again with this one. #healing. #thankyou. Signing off. Going to sleep. We all walk the miles somehow. Together. Many the miles. Xxx bless them #bikinibath.”
Clearly Selma felt that she had to pop in a #bikinibath tag to keep the parent police at bay. Unfortunately that did not stop them piling on.
“Too old for that in my opinion,” one follower wrote alongside the perfectly charming and innocent pic.
“Yikes! This is not a healthy scenario. Freud would have a field day,” someone else commented under the lovely family photo.
“This is not normal for you to have your son that old in the tub with you, if you are wearing a bathing suit or not. It is just WRONG!” came someone else.
“This picture makes me uncomfortable. Inappropriate. Legs agape? It’s just not tasteful. Otherwise I’m a fan. :/” another follower posted.
“Old news for this kid!”
It was at this point that Selma chimed in with a shrugging emoji and a cute clap back.
“He came out of those gaping legs!!!” she posted. “Old news for this kid. 🤷♀️”
Selma’s fans were quick to defend her and turn the tables on the snarlers.
“You realize she’s wearing a bikini right?” one said. “Do you have kids? Ever sat on the floor and rolled a ball back and forth with them with your legs open? Same thing.”
“If you are uncomfortable with this, it is your problem, and your problem alone, I have a son, and I took the same bubble baths with him when he was little,” another fan commented.
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I am here. I am not with my son. I am in the place of getting better. needing to believe in this knowing we will never know. Strange. I count on the spirits of this world more than I ever thought. Thank you. This journey is a realization about the breaths around me. More than even my own. I need you. I need this boy to see me do things I never thought I could. And I will do my best. It really is gratitude. #arthursaintbleick #jasonbleick my @the_alinker_world family which makes me feel so much hope when we unite to bring these devices to people like me #together. To get us out and moving. Love. In sickness and in health.
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The snarky types didn’t take into account that Selma was undergoing treatment and was sharing photos of Arthur because she missed him and was feeling pretty emotional about her future.
Just one day before she’d shared an update about wanting to achieve more and inspire her son.
“I am here. I am not with my son,” she wrote on Instagram beside an image of herself holding a pic of Arthur. “I am in the place of getting better. needing to believe in this knowing we will never know. Strange. I count on the spirits of this world more than I ever thought. Thank you. This journey is a realization about the breaths around me. More than even my own. I need you. I need this boy to see me do things I never thought I could. And I will do my best.”
Gosh, you’d think people would put their own hangups aside and be supportive when someone is going through a challenging time, wouldn’t you?
We send all our love to this lovely mama and her sweet boy.