Marjorie Harvey, wife of comedian Steve Harvey, posted a sweet video of their granddaughters pretending to breastfeed baby dolls, and some people freaked out.
The innocent clip sparked controversy on Instagram and had some of her followers arguing about the “appropriateness” of the post.
On Monday, Steve’s wife of 11 years, captured Elle, 3, and Rose, 4, mimicking nursing, and some social media users quickly voiced their displeasure and concern.
Watch the video below:
“Rose and Elle breastfeeding dolls ???,” she captioned the clip.
Right away, commenters called out the mother of three, some wrote:
Oh my gosh!
This not cool.
This is the most unpleasant thing to watch a child do. You teach these things to adults not children …
Put yo gotd*mn shirt down my mama would of said to me.
I have nothing against breastfeeding. This is not cute at all. These are little girls. The time will come when they are of childbearing age and breast feed their own child.
The conversation continued as those who found the video “cute” and “endearing” came to Marjorie’s defense. One commenter wrote:
I think as adults we forget all the things we did as kids … They might have a sibling that they can’t hold or feed because mom or dad don’t think they are ready so they imitate what they see … How many of us have imitated our parents?
Many also praised Marjorie for helping to make breastfeeding normal for kids.
After the post received negative comments, eventually Mrs. Harvey responded to critics in an Instagram story. She said she found the video hilarious and:
“Cleary some of y’all weren’t breastfed. Maybe that’s the problem. Some of y’all need a hug.”
According to one doll company The Breast Milk Baby, children love to feed like their mothers.
"Thank you! Alicia loves Jessica and is a great little mama to her" – Mellisa R.
another mommy in training. so lovely to see 😉
Would you discourage your child from pretending to breastfeed their dolls?