Jade Roper clapped back at an Instagram follower after being criticized for letting her 3-year-old daughter Emmy wear makeup.
It all started last weekend when the Bachelor in Paradise alum posted pictures of her eldest child applying some eyeshadow and lipstick. According to screenshots re-shared by People, Jade noted her little one "wanted to get ready with me" and the reality TV star captured the moment.
"'Good,' she says as she smiles at herself in the eyeshadow mirror and shuts the compact," Jade wrote, detailing Emmy's reaction and adding laughing and heart-eye emojis.
But it wasn't long before a social media user sent Jade a direct message scolding her for letting Emmy play with her makeup, writing the child is "great and beautiful as she is without any of that" and that "wearing makeup may subconsciously tell her that she needs it because she's not beautiful enough." Although, Jade didn't waste any time in issuing a response.
"Mkk," she replied, per the screenshot, later captioning the exchange, "Maybe we all should just become robots with zero emotions and zero interest or curiosities and have zero fun."
Jade—who shares Emmy, as well as sons Brooks, 22 months, and Reed, 7 months, with husband and fellow Bachelor Nation member Tanner Tolbert—has spoken about parenting in the public eye before and the judgment she's faced.
"Everyone will comment on every little thing, especially once you become a parent," she said during a 2019 episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast. "Because everybody feels like they know better than you."
However, Jade said she tries to "take a step back" from the comments. "They may be meaning well; they may be not," she continued. "But in the end, it's my family. I know what's best for my family. I know what's best for my child, and I'm going to listen to my mother intuition. And there may be something that's good advice that somebody has said about me. And I will look that up and will, like, take that for what it is. But ultimately, I've just had to learn to, like, not get defensive because the mommy bear will come out, especially when it's your kid."