Fashion Designer Branded 'Bad Mum' Responds To Claims She's Turned Her Baby Into A 'Thug'
A mum who was criticised for covering her baby with temporary tattoos has hit back at those who called her a 'bad mum'.
Shamekia Morris of Florida, US, said the backlash against her applying transfers onto her son Treylin when he was six months old 'has been horrible'.
The fashion designer had been posting pictures of her baby on social media with images of his new tattoos, where she said she loved the eye-catching effect the temporary transfers had on him.
Unfortunately, not everyone has been a fan of her decisions, with plenty of people going online to accuse her of being a bad mother.
Internet critics accused Morris of 'raising him for prison' and told her that her son would 'get shot down in the streets' if he spent his life covered in tattoos.
Speaking to the Love Don't Judge show, Morris spoke about the abuse she received and urged the people slating her for turning her baby son into a 'thug' to be more understanding.
She said: "The backlash has been horrible. It hurts my feelings because I know I'm not a bad mum and I get called all types of names. It's crazy.
"If you're judging someone off of a 30-second video on social media that's your business, but what you say or think about someone isn't going to determine what they're going to be in the future.
"For the people that judge me, I don't care because this is a lifestyle that we enjoy."
Morris's family were among those who initially opposed the decision as they were against tattoos, but they have since come around to support her when they saw 'it turned out to be a positive thing'.
She has been grateful for her family's support and is trying not to take the abuse to heart as she and her son enjoy him having the temporary tattoos, which she says 'kids really love'.
Besides, the tattoos are merely transfers that wear off over time, so it's not as though they are a permanent part of his life before he's old enough to decide what he wants.
The family are hoping that a positive impact on social media will help give baby Treylin a better future, with his mother providing regular Instagram updates on her son's fashion, and her TikTok account amassing more than 300,000 followers.
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