The internet sure is a fascinating place, right?
There are so many people there always, and because of the anonymity, so many of those people feel like they’re free to say any old thing that crosses their minds.
Sometimes that makes for some fun, but most of the time it’s just obnoxious.
And when you look at the rampant shaming that goes on in the comment section of famous people’s Instagram posts, you realize just how obnoxious it can get.
For example, you know how Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo just had their first child?
On July 19th, Jinger gave birth to a little baby girl they named Felicity, and since then, they’ve been sharing plenty of pictures of her.
But a couple of days ago, Jeremy shared this one:
It did not go so well.
“Look who joined me for OT Studies w/ Dr. Essex,” he captioned the photo — it looks like they’re getting Felicity started early on learning about the bible!
As you can see, she looks super, super interested in it, too.
But it’s not because she a hardcore Christian already, it’s because she’s a little bitty baby and for little bitty babies, any and all screens are totally fascinating.
It’s just that they’re not typically considered healthy for such small children.
Most doctors will suggest limiting screen time for babies, or banning it altogether for newborns like Felicity.
And Jeremy’s followers were quick to let him know that what is happening in this photo is not OK.
“Young eyes shouldn’t be spending so much time looking at screens,” one person pointed out.
Another elaborated that “Her eyes are still too delicate for screens like that,” and suggested that “maybe you can just read or talk to her and tell her what you’ve learnt.”
“Jer the light of the computer is not healthy for the eyes of your baby!”
Interestingly enough, it seems like Jeremy deleted other critical comments — there were even some about the way he’s holding his daughter that are no longer there.
Of course, most of the comments were full of praise, with many even suggesting that Felicity is actually taking in what she’s watching on Jeremy’s computer.
Felicity is three weeks old, just in case you’d forgotten.
Are these people right, should he be more careful with screen time?
Yeah, probably. Many doctors would say so.
But let’s be real, is a comment on an Instagram post really going to do any good?
Is Jeremy going to read those comments and change anything because of them?
We all know he’s not.
So while it may be fun to call out reality stars for whatever nonsense they decide to post on social media, is it really doing anything? Is there any point?
No. No, there is not.