Busy Philipps clapped back in the best way when someone tried to mommy shame her new tattoo
Busy Philipps: trailblazing talk show host, social media icon, clapback queen. The actress/writer/late night host had the greatest response when someone on Instagram tried to make her feel bad about getting a tattoo. Prepare to cheer and do a whole bunch of finger snaps.
Philipps took to Instagram to share a picture of her new tattoo, which features a girl figure skating, alongside the words “fuck ’em.” Yup, so far, so good.
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My favorite illustration drawn by @mcfetridge for my book #thiswillonlyhurtalittle (it's in the A Movie Script Ending chapter). Tattooed beautifully by @dre.dayli in Dallas at @thirdeyegallery last night. And weirdly true to form and as things always tend to be, it really always only hurts a little. ❤️
“My favorite illustration drawn by @mcfetridge for my book #thiswillonlyhurtalittle (it’s in the A Movie Script Ending chapter). Tattooed beautifully by @dre.dayli in Dallas at @thirdeyegallery last night,” she wrote. “And weirdly true to form and as things always tend to be, it really always only hurts a little.”
Unsurprisingly, people had opinions because it’s social media and nothing can just be left well enough alone. The Instagram account @commentsbycelebs picked up a message from one person who was very worried about the impact that this tattoo would have on Philipps’ children. “I’m not judging,” the user commented on the picture. “Honestly curious bc I wish I was as brave as you to get a tattoo like that – but what do you tell the kids???”
To which Phillips responded: “I tell them that these are words to live by. Especially as women.”
MHMMM. Amen sister.
This isn’t the first time that Philipps has dropped the mic on the internet using only her words and wit. Last summer, the talk show host posted a picture of herself in a sports bra on a trampoline, looking pretty fabulous. One internet troll decided that he had nothing better to do than comment on the photo, writing: “Ughhhh you’re rolls are showing.”
Philipps decided to respond and pointed out both his terrible grammar and terrible personality.
“I feel like a man of your age should know the difference between YOUR and YOU’RE. YOUR is POSSESSIVE, as in ‘YOUR rolls are showing.’ (Get it? The rolls BELONG to me.) YOU’RE is an abbreviation for YOU ARE, as in YOU’RE CLEARLY AN ASSHOLE BODYSHAMING LOSER,” she wrote.
In one of her Instagram stories, Philipps explained that she gets constant feedback on her body because of her profession.
“You know how when you’re a woman, sometimes people feel like they should be able to comment about your body all the time or make laws about your body? Well when you’re an actress, or any female in the public eye, everyone feels that they can comment on your body all the f—— time. Always,” she said.
All the applause to Philipps for standing up for herself, staying candid, and being consistently hilarious in her burns. May we all be so fierce.