Maren Morris is no longer posting photos of her baby’s face due to mommy shamers

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My son. ✨

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On Friday Oya covered the story about Gabrielle Union getting mommy shamed for her baby Kaavia’s natural hair. Gabrielle’s response to that is that Kaavia is one and a half and she doesn’t want to give her a complex. Maren Morris, 30, is a country singer and I’ve covered her once before. She seems like a good person and she’s on the right side of history, judging from her Instagram. Maren has been married to fellow country singer Ryan Hurd since 2018 and they had their first child, son Hayes Andrew, four months ago. Maren posted a photo of baby Hayes on a float with her in the water last month. Of course commenters came for her, like they come for all celebrity moms who post almost any content with or of their children. Maren had to defend herself against the fact that Hayes didn’t have a lifejacket on in that pic, that’s below. You can see the bottom of the water in the photo, it’s just an inch, and her husband tweeted that the float was anchored in a foot of water, that five other people were there and they took that one picture and got out. She ended up turning off the comments on that post because people got so rude about it.

Maren was on Watch What Happens Live where she said she’s not going to post any more photos of Hayes’ face because of all the grief she’s been getting. That video is below and here’s what she said:

I don’t think I’m going to show his face in photos on social media anymore. To anyone who is a mother who is shaming another mother it… probably comes from a deep insecurity in your own motherhood that you have to criticize someone else that’s especially brand new at this. We all feel like we suck in the beginning anyways. I’m going to be a little more private about him. It’s been so fun sharing photos of him but I feel like I can take someone saying my music sucks or I’m ruining country music, but for some reason the mother part I can’t emotionally handle right now. I was like ‘I’m just going to protect myself from it.’

I will say, he was completely safe, we were tied to a dock, I was in a foot of water on a float for a photo.

[From WWHL video via Buzzfeed]

This isn’t a situation like the one Pink was in where she was openly fighting with people. (Not that Pink in any way deserved that, just that she engages with trolls more.) Maren has been low key about her baby and she realizes that it practically doesn’t matter what she posts. I appreciate how vulnerable and open she is about the fact that it hurts and that she doesn’t want to continue taking crap for it. Instagram should have a setting like the new one Twitter has, where you can set individual posts so only people you follow can comment.

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🌊 w a v y 🌊 hair: @marwabashirhair

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Also Maren is 5’1″ and Ryan is 6’4″!

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    I don’t blame her.

    Am I the only one who looked at the matching outfits in the float and saw the play clothes made of curtains from The Sound of Music? It’s even the same print practically!

  2. Priscila says:

    The best thing one can do is going offline once and a while, or turning off comments.

    • Jules says:

      Yes, this. And FFS, keep your children private, stop pimping them out. It’s all about self-promotion and never has the kids best interest at heart.

  3. rae says:

    It was a very tone deaf thing to post right after the drowning death of another country singer’s son. She has always been witchy and full of herself.

    • Franklymydear... says:

      Were they friends? Do you think she did it to show that other country musician who is a better parent? She probably thought long and hard about it and decided to rub his face in it. People are like that when taking cute photos of their kids…they always try to find a way to do it so that someone else feels really bad. It’s usually a new parent’s top priority…think about all the people in the news and their terrible situations and see which one you can really torture. She’s truly an evil genius. 🙄 FFS.

      If she’s smart, she’ll run, not walk, away from the toxicity that is social media.

    • Kate says:

      She posted the water float picture in June, way before Naya went missing.

    • K.T says:

      Wow, that’s like an example of negative toxicity right now! We need to have more education on how society needs to behave online, with checks and balances ;)

  4. Steph says:

    I thought that thumbnail pic was Khloe Kardashian.

    • rae says:

      She has tried to pump her lips and face full of plastic to emulate the Kardashians. See any pic of her old face.

    • josephine says:

      She looked prettier before in my opinion, and I like her shorter hair, too. She was more unique and natural looking. It bums me out how many people seem to morph to a single, dull image. Who wants to look like everyone else??

      • Larelyn says:

        Some of those pics have the curated look of a highly styled Fox News fembot. It’s a relief to read she is on the right side of history.

    • CariBean says:

      Me too. They could pass for sisters.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I did too. she’s cute, but she looks like a combination of Selena Gomez and Khloe K.

      I don’t understand why she was shamed for that pic. it’s a cute one of mama and baby twinning.

      and yes, babies can drown in one two inches of water…yadda yadda…I was a lifeguard for 7 years, I understand…BUT, that is why kids are supervised in pools and other water bodies, ALWAYS. yes, lifejackets are a good idea, of course, but in THIS situation? not necessary. that kid was perfectly safe on mama’s lap. people are ridic.

    • Grant says:

      She doesn’t look anything like Khloe Kardashion, LOL. I mean, come on. Maren maybe got some Botox and perhaps she got some filler in her lips. Khloe Kardashion got a face transplant.

    • My3cents says:

      Me too! With no text I would have thought this post was about Klohe Kardashian.

    • Haapa says:

      I think she looks like a blend of Sofia Richie and Khloe Kardashian

  5. Mina_Esq says:

    There is a special place in hell for mommy shamers. I have no patience for them or their insecurities.

  6. jferber says:

    She’s a good singer. He’s a good song writer. They’re a cute couple. They have a beautiful baby. End of story.

  7. Charfromdarock says:

    “ ming another mother it… probably comes from a deep insecurity in your own motherhood that you have to criticize someone else that’s especially brand new at this. We all feel like we suck in the beginning anyways”

    I think she hit the nail on the head.

    Also, she really does look like a hybrid of Selena and Kardashians.

  8. Lindas says:

    I wonder why she was holding a canned drink of something with vodka on the label while on any water with her baby. I dont recognize the brand so maybe it was just vodka flavored and did not contain alcohol. Anyway that doesnt look good.

    • Lady Keller says:

      And there it is……on a thread about mommy shaming cue someone who just has to find something negative to add.

      • AMA1977 says:

        No kidding. I had margaritas with takeout last night–IN FRONT OF MY CHILDREN!!! The horror. I drank alcohol AND I didn’t cook dinner.

        Good moms can have an adult beverage in the presence of their children and still be good moms, FFS.

    • Ang says:

      No one drinks anything “vodka-flavored” hahahahaha good try

  9. Sarah says:

    Good grief what is wrong with people? Park the judgement, it in no way affects you. Look in the mirror and as yourself why you feel the need to do this to another.

    On another note, I LOVE their matching outfits!

  10. Grant says:

    I adore Maren (Girl is a GREAT record, way better than Folklore IMO) and I detest Mommy-shamers. Thank u, next.

  11. TaraBest says:

    There’s nothing wrong with that picture, either the life jacket or what she’s drinking.

    Where I live people hold their babies on their laps while they drive their golf carts to the grocery store. And no, it’s not in a gated golf community, they’re driving on regular roads. I take issue with that as it seems particularly unsafe, but it’s not illegal here and people will do what they want.