Mum blogger faces backlash for 'least popular' child comment on Instagram 11 months ago

Mum blogger faces backlash for 'least popular' child comment on Instagram

One blogger is facing some harsh criticism this week.

Katie Bower is a mum of five and a lifestyle blogger that speaks about her life as a mum on the regular.

However, one of her latest posts has received quite a lot of backlash after she revealed that one of her children was ‘less popular’ than her other four on Instagram.

Katie shared a post for her son Weston’s sixth birthday and discussed how he got fewer ‘likes’ on Instagram than her other kids.

 

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“Guys, I’m going to be perfectly honest,” she said on her page.

“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.

“Maybe part of that was the pictures just never hit the algorithm right.

“Part might be because he was ‘the baby’ for a very short time before LJ came along.

“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.”

 

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Screengrabs of the post were quickly shared by many followers who were shocked that the mum was commenting on the ‘lack of likes’ her son received online.

It's received nearly 40,000 likes on Twitter after a Buzzfeed writer shared it, saying:

"This Instagram mommy blogger is celebrating her son's birthday by writing about how out of all her kids, he “statistically” performs the worse on her Instagram."

Katie has since defended the post, saying she only said it because “one day he will see the numbers and have to learn that his value is not in online approval.”

The post has since been deleted.