Gymnast Shawn Johnson Defends Baby Flip After Getting Mom-Shamed
Olympic gold-medalist Shawn Johnson is a proud new mom and like any new parent she is sharing pictures and videos on social media. Now Johnson is clapping back after being mom-shamed and defending her daughter’s right to flip....literally.
This week the 28-year-old shared a video of her three-month-old daughter, Drew Hazel, doing a flip on the beach in Miami, with a little help from her mom. She proudly captioned it “Roo’s first flip!!" complete with the hashtag #momlife. You can clearly see in the video Shawn is on her knees, safely holding Drew's waist and slowly flipping her around then sitting the baby on her lap. Still, the comments started.
The social media trolls wasted no time in handing out the comments and parenting advice. One wrote, "While she may have been perfectly safe, sometimes you are a bit rough handling such a young baby, and not making her warm enough when you take her out. She needs at least socks if not shoes, as well, and hats." Many of others agreed, and Shawn clapped back.
Shawn took to her social media to address the haters saying, “Are you holding her? Have you physically felt her sweat when she wears socks? Or felt her strength when she stands? Or seen her fuss until she stands up because she hates laying down. Nope. You haven’t. I’m her mama. I know.”
This isn't Johnson's first run with haters having previously addressed them in the caption of a video she posted of herself dancing with Drew back in December, writing, "Yessss mommy shamers... I am sure there is something I am doing very wrong".
Kudos to Johnson for speaking up and being her own version of a great new mom.