Mom blogger Katie Bower often shares photos of her five children with her over 50,000 followers on Instagram.

But one recent post about her 6-year-old son left many of them scratching their heads.

Bower’s son, Weston, celebrated his birthday on Sunday with some “Star Wars” balloons and other goodies.

Fans loved a sweet photo the mom posted her son at the celebration, but Bower’s second post about him has landed her in hot water.

In a now-deleted Instagram post, the mom said that Weston did not receive as much online attention as her other children. She wrote:

Guys I am gonna be perfectly honest… Instagram never liked my Munchkin and it killed me inside. His photos never got as many likes. Never got comments. From a statistical point of view, he wasn’t as popular with everyone out there.

Bower continued on to list reasons why she thought her son was less popular. The mom wrote:

Maybe part of that was the pictures never hit the algorithm right. Part might be because he was “the baby” for a very short amount of time before LJ came along… and then Max and then Ella. And people like babies. I say all that because I want to believe that it wasn’t him…that it was on me. My insufficiency caused this statistical deficit because obviously my Munch should get ALL the love and squinty eyes are totally adorable.

After receiving some backlash, the mom added an update to her post stating her main concern was that Weston would see the “numbers” on his photos one day.

Bower wrote in the update:

p.s. I wanted to clarify that I revealed this feeling because I know one day he will see the numbers and have to learn that his value is not in online approval. This is a hard lesson for anyone to learn and I’m thankful I have learned it. I hope you all can be understanding and not take things out of context or believe that this in any way affects how I see or treat my children. All the comments and well wishes I read to the birthday boy!

The popular mom blogger deleted the Instagram post on Monday, but social media users are still reacting to screenshots of the comments.

Model and mom of two Chrissy Teigen wrote:

Oh. My. God. What in the hell??

Others said they were perplexed by the mother’s decision to speak out about her son’s supposed “popularity.”

Do you think Bower’s comments were appropriate? Let us know in the comments.

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