Paris Hilton to people concern trolling: My son is perfectly healthy

Over the weekend, Paris Hilton’s eight-month-old son went viral for the wrong reasons. Some snarky Interneters (is that a word? It is now.) commented on some recent pictures that Paris shared to Instagram of Phoenix Barron during his first-ever trip to New York City. The comments focused on Phoenix’s head size, saying that it’s too big and nicknaming him “Stewie” (from Family Guy). There were even people up in there trying to diagnosis him with a medical condition, urging Paris to have him evaluated. The comments section was seriously rude and gross. After someone made a TikTok video calling these comments out, Paris publicly responded to reassure everyone that her son is “perfectly healthy.”

Paris Hilton is shutting down commenters’ negativity around her son’s appearance.

In a TikTok video posted Friday, a creator reviewed and rebuked the negative comments about Phoenix Barron, 8 months, who appeared in a photo the multi-hyphenate mom, 42, posted the same day as the toddler enjoyed his first-ever stay in New York City.

Addressing questions about her son’s head, Hilton commented on the post, writing, “🥺😢There are some sick people in this world.☹️My angel is perfectly healthy. And yes, of course he has been to a doctor, he just has a large brain.”

“My precious angel baby Phoenix’s first time in NYC. ✨👱🏼‍♀️👶🏼🗽✨,” she captioned shots of her and the infant, whom she shares with husband Carter Reum, sharing glances as they sat together on a white couch last week.

[From People]

Like, seriously, people, Phoenix is a baby. He’s a really cute baby, at that! Whatever your thoughts are about his mother, picking on a child’s appearance is not and never will be fair game. I’m old enough to remember when Rush Limbaugh and the right made fun of Chelsea Clinton and the Obama girls’ appearances, then lost their minds over a very, very in-poor taste joke Tweeted about Barron Trump during that dark day of The Former Guy’s inauguration and clutched their pearls whenever someone pointed out how tall he is. There should just be a universal rule of gossip warfare that children are off-limits.

Paris spoke out again on Tuesday afternoon about how the discourse over Phoenix’s appearance hurts her “more deeply than words can describe” and lamented people targeting an innocent baby, concluding, “I hope that people can treat one another with more kindness and empathy.” There are a lot of ridiculous things that Paris has done or said that are worthy of an eye roll or criticism, but I do feel badly for her over this. I wonder if she’ll limit or turn off comments on future posts featuring her son.

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  1. Mslove says:

    Once Phoenix grows hair, it won’t be noticeable. My son also has a large head. My family used to call him Charlie Brown, to my great displeasure.

    • FeedMeChips says:

      My kid’s head size is in the 99th percentile. It is huge, yet he is perfectly healthy. Some kids just have a giant Astrodome.

      • Kay says:

        Same! He’s been anywhere from 98%-100% since birth (he’s almost 2), and it was definitely more noticeable when he was tiny and bald. Our doctors were never worried. He’s tall now and has a ton of hair, so it’s not as noticeable, but occasionally my husband or I will look at a picture we snap and marvel over the huge noggin!

    • Christine says:

      My son has a huge head too, and he was bald as a cue ball until he was 2. This is so mean, I don’t understand what is wrong with people.

      • Cessily says:

        I’m sorry you had to go through that.. no child or baby deserves that and neither do their parents. All children are precious sadly there are a lot of very cruel and ignorant adults roaming this earth.

    • Josephine says:

      People with larger heads are usually deemed more attractive as adults. That baby is cute as heck and people are just awful.

      • Nuks says:

        Exactly – movie stars and models often have large heads. Look at Chris Pine – he is 90% noggin.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      @MSLOVE omg that is horrible. It’s horrible to say anything about how babies look. We should shut up. I hope paris hilton’s son will grow up to be the most handsome, smart and successful of his hollywood nepo generation!

  2. Kitten says:

    Not cool to mock a baby.
    That being said, these are some really unnatural, awkward photos here…I feel like she should be holding a Birkin bag and not a baby.

    • equality says:

      Not cool to mock a baby, but okay to mom-shame?

      • Kitten says:

        Nah not mom-shaming, just celeb-shaming.

      • smcollins says:

        However you need to justify it 🙄

      • Kitten says:

        Justify what, exactly? Am I supposed to feel bad for making fun of one of the meanest celebs on a celeb gossip site? I said what I said. The photos are awkward and oh yeah, Paris is a terrible person.

      • BB says:

        Oh please. Paris is totally fair game and yes, those pictures are awkward AF.

      • Meg says:

        Paris would totally say it to someone else’s baby who looked like that, she has not apologized for her past which says to me she hasn’t grown. And yeah she does look uncomfortable holding him

    • Chloe says:

      FWIW, the first thing I thought when I saw the pictures was that she filtered her face soooo much.

    • LIONE says:

      Exactly this!!

      She looks like she holds the baby maybe once a week when the 18 nannies she have hired for him is busy taking a photo of her with him.

      No one holds their baby like that and feel deep emotional connection. She seems so distant to him I feel bad for him..

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Yeah I saw that and was like – does she know how to hold him? But maybe it was the sparkles on the dress? They are scratchy.

      She’s holding him perfectly in the pic when she’s in all black.

      Lastly – he is adorable.

    • goofpuff says:

      Well the pics on the couch are all poses so I can see the photographer telling her to hold her baby this awkward way for the shot.

      • BeanieBean says:

        They’re poses & I think, perhaps, meant to show off his little Burberry outfit. He’s a cutie! And Paris seems to have real smiles in these photos.

      • The Old Chick says:

        Omg Beanie, thank you!

        Not bringing everything back to H and M but every time there were pics of M holding her baby /toddler these awful comments turned up: She doesn’t know how to hold a baby. Her baby hates her. Those pics are awkward. It was endless shame. Let’s just not.

    • Pixi says:

      I am old enough to remember Paris-Exposed so I hear you @kitten

  3. Veronica S. says:

    Lol, I love when babies have those oversized heads. That’s part of their charm. Can’t imagine making fun of a baby for being a BABY. This being said said, even if he did have macrocephaly, that’s usually a sign of a cranial condition, so it’s extra gross to mock it. She has no responsibility to give out private health information about her son.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Babies bodies are actually proportionally bonkers. It’s amazing. They can’t touch their hands together above their heads. In fact most of babies arms just reach to the tips of their head.

      Babies are babies! Chunky little monkeys or skinny little nuggets, lots of hair or balder than an egg. Babies change so fast and every stage is amazing.

      Also – someone leaving a medical diagnosis on her tik tok is bs. Like she doesn’t take him to the pediatrician.

      Concern trolling for a baby sucks.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Basic human anatomy–baby heads are proportionately big in comparison to the rest of the body, which changes over time. Jeez Louise.

      • lanne says:

        My SIL is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. She asked me to put my hands above my head. I did–made a halo. Then she asked me to take my 8 month old baby’s hands and put them over his head. His fingers barely touched. We laughed, and this showed me how much bigger our own heads would be if we still had baby proportions. It was cuta dn funny–not something to make fun of!

  4. Mle428 says:

    My son also had a large head (it’s actually perfect now). People would look at him when he was a baby and then look at me, like…did you…..??? Yes. Yes, I did.

    • SarahCS says:

      My friend’s eldest was like that (sadly resulting in a very traumatic birth for her) so they planned a c-section for the second but he arrived early! Fortunately with a much smaller head and both mother and baby were absolutely fine.

  5. BB says:

    That’s not cool to mock children. However, I believe Paris is exactly that kind of person.

    • Kitten says:

      Yep mean girl got mean girled.

      • Pokpok says:

        Definitely what I was thinking. Not okay to mock him, and maybe people she’s mocked felt just as hurt?

      • Zaftig & Kitty says:

        I’m on board for dragging Paris because she is a total garbage person but yeah, leave the baby alone. Poor thing has Paris Hilton for a mother! She’s treating him like another accessory. I swear she collects creatures just so she can name them. Hopefully he has some loving nannies.

    • Lucy2 says:

      Same. She does not have a long history of kindness, that’s for sure.
      But WTF is wrong with people, making fun of a baby?

  6. Swack says:

    My grandson had a large head also. He is now 14 and has grown into that head. People who mock babies, s¿ck and must live miserable lives.

  7. Oswin says:

    Aren’t babies supposed to kinda look like Blow-Pops? It’s so normal, I can’t believe people are frothing over it. Babies have wonky little bodies for quite a long time. They run from Michelin Man-style chub rolls through to spindly Blow-Pop Kids.

    I’m the absolute last person to say something positive about Paris and her ilk, but children are not included in that.

  8. Miranda says:

    My dad still has this old 1950s “how to draw comics” book from when he was a kid, and there’s a section about drawing babies/small children and cutesy animals (I think it uses kewpies and Tweety Bird as examples) which specifically says that the head should be drawn disproportionately large because it enhances the cute factor. And you know what? It’s effective. Personally, I think ALL babies look weird, but it’s part of their charm!

  9. Izzy says:

    Aw. He’s adorable!

    • Oswin says:

      I don’t think it’s fair to equate not bullying her baby to supporting Paris. I loathe that entire clutch of people (Hiltons, Kartrashians, Jenners, etc), but saying her baby is cute (or at minimum, not deformed like some were saying) is a far cry from praising Paris. Babies should just be off-limits, is all.

      Slam her all you like, I fully support that endeavor. But don’t bully a baby, you know?

      • Kitten says:

        Agree that babies are off-limits–never said otherwise and not in any of my comments did I mock her child or any other celeb’s child, for that matter. But you better believe that I will remind people who Paris is on every damn thread she’s featured in. Sorry not sorry.

    • Ameerah M says:

      LOL – no. We’re not. I don’t like her. She’s a racist a-hole. But again – no one on this thread can seem to explain what that has to do with her baby??

      • Kitten says:

        It has to do with the irony of someone who’s comfortably and openly used bigoted slurs to refer to marginalized people–language that is laden with a history of oppression and discrimination and pain–complaining about internet randos saying her baby has a big head. Person with a history of toxic behavior suddenly finds her family on the receiving end of toxicity and can’t believe how much it sucks.

      • Mercury says:

        @Kitten, I’m with Kitten on this one. Paris is truly one of the most of vile people on the planet. That thread that Kitten posted is an excellent reminder of the garbage human being that Paris is.

    • Fabiola says:

      What does that have to do with baby Phoenix? He can’t even talk yet.

    • jennifer romans says:

      Exactly, why can’t Paris Hilton just GO AWAY.

    • NOLANative91 says:

      Three cheers and a high five to Kitten, the truth-teller!

  10. Bumblebee says:

    Let’s be honest. As some rude commenters above have shown, people don’t care about this baby. They are just taking this opportunity to be cruel to Paris. They being mean to a baby so they can hurt an adult.

    • Kitten says:

      She has a long history of using the n-word, wielding classist slurs as she makes fun of poor people and using homophobic and antisemitic language but yeah, so “mean” of me to bring this up now that she’s a mom and we’re all supposed to forget.

      • Selene says:

        You’re not making fun of the person who said it, you’re making fun of her son, who doesn’t even know he is alive, much less who his mother is.

        Come for Paris wonky lazy eye and other weird ish about her. There is no way to justify mocking an infant.

      • Ameerah M says:

        Yes she does. But what does ANY of that have to do with her baby??

      • Kitten says:

        Tell me where I mocked her baby—I’ll wait.
        I very clearly said in my first comment that it’s not ok to mock a baby but I *also* said she looks awkward AF holding that kid and I 100% stand by that.

        Look, I generally don’t click on the RBF threads because I despise the monarchy but on any given day, you can find 200+ comments mocking every benign, inane thing Kate Middleton does and AFAIK there aren’t videos of her out there repeatedly using the n-word. So miss me with all the sanctimony–it truly has no place here.

      • Sue says:

        I have absolutely zero comments about her baby and never will. But I will co-sign that anytime Paris is brought up I have no qualms if people are reminded of all the terrible things she’s said, repeatedly and habitually, over the years. A child should be off limits but what other people do is not in my control. I just know that I don’t feel sympathy if her feelings are hurt. She’s hurt more than her share of feelings spewing her vile beliefs.

    • Lady D says:

      Cruel to Paris? Wouldn’t want that. She locked a puppy in a closet to starve to death while she took a holiday. This woman is abusive garbage and the thought of her raising a child is sickening.

      • jennifer romans says:

        She should not be trusted around any helpless creatures. I will never forget that poor dog, and its rumored that it wasn’t the first or last time her neglect led to the cruel death of an animal. She is vile and evil, I don’t know why anyone would ever defend or be a fan of hers.

    • Fabiola says:

      People can hate on Paris but why is it wrong for her to defend her baby? Her baby is innocent and does not have to pay for the things she has said or done.

      • Kitten says:

        I’m still trying to see where people in this thread blamed her for defending her baby…

        But its a shame the internet randos who were mean to her baby don’t have publicists who can issue heartfelt statements like this:
        “I’m not going to make any attempt to spin this. It happened. I’m not going to deny it happened. Each of us has used words we have regretted later. This was six years ago. She was 20 at the time. It was New Year’s Eve. She had been obviously drinking. She sincerely regrets using those words. She is not a racist or an anti-Semite.”

        And yeah, that was her team’s pathetic attempt at defending her past behavior.

      • Hillary says:

        Lol, is she really defending her baby or crying victim, cuz ignoring this story & turning off comments in the future, so it all gets buried, would be a much wiser defense for her child. She held him out to the public like Michael Jackson on a balcony & I’m pretty sure Paris Hilton knows how socials & the media works…..

  11. Val says:

    Phoenix is adorable but as a doctor, I personally wondered if he had hydrocephalus – a condition where there’s more brain fluid than usual which increases head size. I didn’t comment on her post because I figured she has access to the best healthcare in the world, and if there was an issue with her son, she would’ve already addressed it. But I can see how people would wonder. Of course, I would never bully a child. Children are gold.

    • Shawna says:

      That crossed my mind. We had to travel nine hours during the early pandemic (no public restrooms) to get our son imaged to screen for plagiocephaly. There’s a legit reason to be concerned for kids with unusual skills, but absolutely there shouldn’t be any shaming or blaming associated with it.

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      He is cute, but I also wondered if some type of craniofacial dystocia is at hand.

      • Amanda says:

        @Shawna & Val & notsosocialB: yes, voices of reason! Lol I would think (hope?) people would know the difference between ‘mocking’ and genuine “Hmmm…I’m sure she knows her kids’ health best and has had that looked at!” and moved on….absolutely no mocking or shaming that baby!

    • It Really Is You, Not Me says:

      It crossed my mind that the host from Flip or Flop had a lump on his neck diagnosed as cancer after a viewer wrote to tell him of the danger. This is very different than mocking a baby. But also, maybe don’t add to the noise after 1 or 2 posters bring it up so it doesn’t feel like bullying?

      But as you say, Paris has access to the best health care possible so it’s a very small chance that this condition would go undiagnosed.

    • TurbanMa says:

      I am sure to have missed any mean comments but I can understand human nature enough to understand people saying have you had him checked out? It would have been a fine time to say yes we had him checked out and he just has a big brain. Some conditions can be serious so please have your child checked out if you have any concerns. Like at least acknowledge it’s a thing within the response, kwim? She is who she is. Not a huge deal imo.

    • Hillary says:

      Money & access doesn’t necessarily mean that someone has spent the time, energy & care to get their child checked out….narcissistic parents frequently will not admit there is anything “wrong” with their child & sometimes they are just too self centered to even notice.

    • bisynaptic says:

      Me, too.

  12. Kyle O says:

    My son had a large head. When he was a toddler people would comment on it saying things like”he has a head on his body.” I got a kick out of it. He eventually grew into his head. He was and is the sweetest and most adorable person. Makes me smile even thinking about those days and comments.

    • Hillary says:

      Aww. this comment made my heart warm. I used to warn my little guy “other people can look far over the edge, but we gotta be careful….we’re like watermelons on toothpicks!” <3

  13. Chaine says:

    Everything is ultimately about her. This baby is an accessory to her, just like all of her pets. She chose to put her baby out there in the spotlight, knowing that there would inevitably be trolls, so that she can not only bask in everyone congratulating her, but also so she can play victim as to those who do otherwise. Just like she did with the pets.

  14. Concern Fae says:

    Yeah, commenting on a funny looking baby should be limited to cousins at family gatherings, after a few drinks, when baby’s mom and dad aren’t around.

  15. Cessily says:

    He is a beautiful baby.

  16. Nubia says:

    I think it was Chrissy Teigen whose child had a similar condition,i think he wore some sort of helmet to rectify it. But as mentioned i am sure she has the best medical advise and care.

  17. bears says:

    Someone commented on her original post that the baby looks the way all babies do when someone hands them to that one weird aunt who never really spends time with them but wants a cute picture. Spot. On.

    Seriously cute baby, though.

    • LIONE says:

      Yup. She does not look like she’s the one changing diapers or waking up at night to feed him. She looks really emotionally detached to him, like he just an accessory in her life.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @LIONE, you must really dislike Paris. I’m not a fan of her. Don’t like people ripping on her baby. Confession, in my family there’s been an influx of babies over the last 3 years. Multiple boys. 3 of the 4 had big noggins during the first year. They’re all doing good and the big noggins have grown into their stature.

        Our daughter was quite large headed at birth. (technically. my daughter, but my DH/her true father, reminds me that even though she and him don’t share blood, they share love). She was a Buddha

  18. LocaLady says:

    That baby love tho!! I love 💕 babies 🍼, can’t fight it, adorable teensy bits of Heaven on Earth 🌍!

    Welcome sweet little one, we’re so glad you’re here.

  19. Ameerah M says:

    He just has a big head. Just like lots of babies. So what? Why do people feel the need to be cruel to BABIES?! We truly have become a society full of a-holes.

  20. MaryContrary says:

    We privately nicknamed our daughter Baby Big Head when she was about 18 months old-she looked like a lollipop. She totally grew into it. Leave that poor baby alone. Paris is not my favorite person but that still doesn’t give people the right to mock an innocent child.

  21. KASalvy says:

    If you don’t want comments to be made about your child, DON’T POST YOUR CHILD.

    It’s not rocket science, just common sense.

  22. girl_ninja says:

    I cannot stand Paris but that baby is cute, CUTE, big head or not.

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  24. C says:

    I felt bad that I laughed when under one of the articles where she stated he has a large brain, I read a comment that said “yeah don’t mock the baby – he’s making up for what she lacks”.

  25. Jennifer Smith says:

    This is horrible and all kinds of wrong. That little guy–if he does have a larger-than-usual-head– has lots of company! When my mom saw my son after he was born she turned to me and said, “He sure has a big head.” [pause] “I’m sorry, honey.” We laughed so hard! And for his first Halloween, I dressed him as Charlie Brown.

    What’s the difference between what I’ve written and what awful commenters have written?

    The mom above who disliked her child being called Charlie Brown and my choosing to dress my child as Charlie Brown…both coexist peacefully. I can feel her pain just as much as I can feel my joy.

    Verily, I say unto thee, it should not be so much work to be an understanding human.

  26. Raven says:

    First, no, I don’t think people should attack Paris son because they don’t like his mom.

    Now, we can not water down Paris actions as “worthy of an eye roll”. Paris is a racist, bigot Trump loving and voting, homophobic who said that Trumps victims were just looking for attention. She also someone who didn’t give two sh*ts about the hundreds of children and people who died during the wildflower fires in Maui when she was vacationing in Maui using up the little rations they hard and posting cute family pics.

    For the people who are upset about some of the comments. In this post, I hope you have the same energy. For the people who attack certain royal children on this blog because they don’t like their parents.

  27. QuiteContrary says:

    My sisters and I used to warn the women marrying into our extended family about our big-headed babies … plan to have C-sections now, we used to joke.

    Our kids were all perfectly healthy and beautiful, but big-headed for sure.

  28. TurbanMa says:

    My offspring have large noggins. My son is a teen now and was picking out winter hats and I had to laugh at one he thought would fit him. I said you were in adult hat sizes from age 3, that is not going to fit you lol

  29. Nic919 says:

    While it is wrong to make fun of a baby, parents need to not post their babies on social media especially to a worldwide audience. The babies don’t actually consent to this stuff and now in about 7 or 8 years when the child learns how to read, he will see that people made fun of his head size.

    Not all babies are cute and by now you can’t assume that everyone is going to be polite about what a baby looks like, especially in a public post like this.

    Paris wanted engagement and she got it. Part of parenting includes protecting your child from anonymous trolls and she failed here. It’s not rocket science to guess that some people might say something, and no she didn’t have to post his picture. Tons of celebrities don’t post photos of their kids and they aren’t called bad parents.

  30. Libra says:

    Look at that view of her husband, he has a large head and looks fine. Genetic? Cute child.

  31. Macky says:

    I thought the child was airbrushed. He looks otherworldly because of his tight skin and he has their original noses. Once he gets a little older he will even out.
    I think he is cute.

  32. Paintergal says:

    She’s a garbage person but that is a cute baby! Babies are always out of proportion.

  33. J.Ferber says:

    Raven, I also was thinking about Paris’ awful behavior in Hawaii. She absolutely has no empathy for other people and is a cruel, horrible, dog-killing person. I have nothing to say about her baby. But every time I see a picture of her, I remember what a piece of shit she is. And probably, always will be.

  34. Bee says:

    Hi head is very flat in the back.
    Is this from laying in one position?

  35. Silent Star says:

    I’m sure Phoenix has a large head because he has a lot more brains than the average baby. ❤ He is gorgeous and it’s beautiful to see how proud his parents are!