Mom Shamers Pile On Jessica Simpson For Changing Her Daughter's Hair Color

by Christina Marfice
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It’s not the first time the internet came at Simpson for her parenting choices

It’s like a law of the internet: Post something related to your children online, and hoards of holier-than-thou commenters will tell you everything you’re doing wrong and exactly why you suck at parenting and probably everything else you try to do.

Such is the case for Jessica Simpson, because celebrities especially are magnets for this kind of obnoxious online behavior. Simpson posted a truly adorable photo of her family dressed up for Halloween — herself as a spot-on Willie Nelson, husband Eric Johnson as Waylon Jennings, and her two kids. Daughter Maxwell strayed from the theme as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and son Ace as a cute cowboy. What could possibly be wrong with this picture?

Apparently, a lot.

And it all has to do with Maxwell’s hair. See, Simpson’s daughter is blonde, but in that photo, she’s rocking brunette tresses, because she’s dressed up as a famously brunette character. And the internet is pretty much having a meltdown over the fact that Simpson did anything to alter her daughter’s hair.

Comments flooded in as concerned internet people everywhere clutched their pearls and wondered how Simpson could commit such an atrocity as changing her daughter’s hair color in some way. And for the record, we don’t even know if this is a real dye job. It could be as minor as one of those cans of wash-out hair color from the Halloween store, so maybe we can all calm down for a second.

Unfortunately, this is far from the first time the internet has come at Simpson for her parenting. There was the time she was criticized for letting her son wear his hair long, which included a lot of sexist comments about him looking “like a girl,” ugh. Then there was the time she jokingly captioned a photo of her daughter drinking a milkshake with lyrics from the Kelis song “Milkshake,” and the rabid pack of haters that is the internet came down on her for “sexualizing” Maxi.

Even if this new dye job is more permanent than colored costume hair spray, why is this a big deal? Sure, you can make the argument that dyeing can damage hair, but y’all, it’s hair. No matter what you do to it, more of it will grow. Of all the things in the world to get up in arms about, maybe Maxi’s hair should be a little lower on the list? And maybe people can stop looking for reasons to criticize the parenting decisions of complete strangers on the internet, when they’re actually doing nothing that harms their kids in any way.

Just a suggestion.

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