Christina El Moussa fires back at mommy-shamers for bikini, pool party photos -- "Thanks for your 'concern' aka judgment"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/27/2017
Christina El Moussa is not going to stand for bullies on social media, and she's proven that by firing back at mommy-shamers.
The Flip or Flop star and her six-year-old daughter Taylor posed in matching violet bikinis for LSpace swimwear line by Christina's friend of 10 years, Monica Wise. In one of the photos Christina posted Thursday on Instagram, she was holding her family's new dog Cash in her arms as little Taylor was eating a donut covered in sprinkles with a huge smile on her face.
While Christina received a lot of support from her Instagram followers in light of her stunning appearance and recent divorce from estranged husband and Flip or Flop co-star Tarek El Moussa, she experienced her fair share of haters.
Many mommy-shamers, for example, blasted Christina for allowing her young daughter to pose in a bikini, calling the scene "completely inappropriate."
"I am done with your show you are not making good mother choices," one person wrote.
"I agree. What mother does this???" another commented.
And then on Friday, Christina shared a photo of four girls wearing swimsuits and splashing around in a large backyard hot tub. Standing at the edge of the small pool, however, was Christina and Tarek's one-year-old son Brayden in his pajamas.
"Our first slumber party!!" Christina captioned the image. "6 kids, a dog and 2 moms. So fun, crazy, but so fun... @caraclarknutrition ... love you always. Sorry just realized kids in swimwear again.. it's cali people it's what we do."
Christina then offered her two cents on criticism she allowed her toddler son to stand too close to a pool, which could potentially result in the boy slipping or falling into the water.
When replying to one mommy-shamer, Christina commented: "OMG 1. It's a beach entry if he fell in it's only a foot high, he would be ok 2. It's not his first time in or around the pool, but thanks for your 'concern' aka judgment 3. AND most importantly I am right there and could be to him in 3 seconds SMH at this.....!!!!"
The user wrote back to Christina that the situation looked "scary" and she wasn't "hating," because as a mother of three kids herself, she simply had "normal concern" for the toddler.
Despite additional posts slamming Christina for putting her son in a "dangerous" circumstance, the reality TV star declined to engage in heated conversation with anyone else.
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Christina and Tarek continue to film Flip or Flop together and have said their main priority in this divorce is their children. The parents, who publicly announced their split in December 2016 after spending about six months apart, have seemingly been showering Taylor and Brayden with affection and fun outings as a result.