An Australian mother who claims a photo of her daughter enjoying a fun day in the sun was taken down is speaking out.
Jordayn Jones often posts adorable photos of her two children, Winter and Wilde.
The popular mom blogger has garnered over 90,000 followers on her Instagram thanks to sun-soaked pic. But she received some major backlash earlier this week, according to the Daily Mail.Jordyn Jones/Instagram
The Independent reports that the mother of two was slammed for posting a photo of her eldest daughter walking on a beach, because many users thought the girl looked like she wasn’t wearing sunscreen.
One users chided the mom, asking if she’d heard of “suncream” because her daughter “looks 40 at 4.”
Enough of her followers reported the photo that Instagram took it down, which left the mother feeling “disgusted.” She soon posted an infuriated message on the platform.Jordyn Jones/Instagram
Jones wrote, in part:
My child’s skin is beautiful, I take all necessary measures to ensure her skin is protected and I wake up every dam (sic) day striving to be the best mother possible. If you don’t like my posts or our skin colour offends you please just unfollow. […]
I have feelings and emotions and even though I have thick skin when it comes to trolls, degrading comments made about my children are not on.
She later revealed on another Instagram post that her and her children are of “Aboriginal decent,” so her little girl tans easily regardless of how much sunscreen she’s wearing.
Jones noted in her first post that she didn’t condone “bullying and racist remarks” on her Instagram, especially about her children:Jordyn Jones/Instagram
The mom posted again on Wednesday, and said she quickly received a wave of support following her message. She also responded to comments that the photo shouldn’t have contained nudity. Jones wrote:
I saw no problem with the photo I chose to post because there was no inappropriate parts showing, just Winters side profile. I just want to say though that I do respect even the people who have wrote into me disagreeing with my post but I thank you for going about it in a tasteful way and not shaming my child for her skin colour.
Despite the backlash caused by her post, the mom said she’s not going to change how she posts online but will be “more mindful” of what she chooses to share.