Halle Berry Isn't 'Ashamed' of Her Kids in This Photo -- She's Just Being Smart

Actress Halle Berry arrives at the Fallout 4 Video Game Launch Party held in Downtown Los Angeles

The next time you wish to comment on why parents make certain desicions for their kids, you might want to keep that question to yourself. You just never know who you might piss off. Halle Berry was criticized for not showing her kids' faces on Instagram. And as trivial as it sounds, Mom's response to her "fan" is the perfect reminder for us all to live and let live.


Anyone who follows Ms. Berry on the 'Gram knows catching a glimpse of her kiddos is a rarity in and of itself. That's what makes her latest share, of her daughter Nahla, 8, and son Maceo, 3, in adorable tees, pretty sweet.

Pretty cute, right?

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Too bad a commentor -- who has since deleted her comment -- asked Halle, "What's with the hiding of the faces? They're beautiful children why not show them off?"

And while you might think an ask like this is harmless, it would appear mama Berry bear was tired of getting the same question from the same person.

In response, shewrote:

I've noticed you have said this several times now so let me be clear -- I'm not at all ashamed of children. I try to find creative ways to incorporate them into my feed because they are the biggest part of my life, but I also work very hard to keep their identities as private as I can considering they are only children.

And Mom wasn't the only one who chimed in on parents who decide not to show their kids' faces to the world.

"Im not even a celebrity and I don't show my children's faces on my biz social media either. Im not comfortable with even a small number of unknown people seeing their innocent little eyes," said one commentor.

"You tell 'em Halle. Too many weirdos in this world to not protect their identities," mentioned another.

"Do what you feel you need to do for your children. You're a good mother," added a fan.

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Post too many selfies, and the Internet will get you. Talk about your kids too much on social media, and the Internet will get you. Choose not to show your child's face online, and the Internet still comes for you.

How can we win?!

Like Halle, I'm one of those moms who chooses not to plaster pics of my children across the interweb. As cute as they are, I think about who will see their faces -- including people I might not know.

And though I use privacy filters like nobody's business (well, mostly on Facebook), my husband and I have come to an agreement that we're not going to show a ton of pics of our kiddos online.

You might see half a hand, a piece of hair, or a foot once every six months or so -- and that's pushing it.

Don't get me wrong, I love seeing photos of friends' kids. I simply agree with Halle on trying to find some balance that allows you to share a huge piece of your heart (your children) without revealing too much.

As Halle says:

It's my belief, and I'm not criticizing others who have different beliefs, that it's my job as their mother to protect their privacy as best I can. When they grow and they're of age and they want share their images on the internet, that will be for them to decide, not me. Feel me? Have a beautiful day.

Nothing wrong with that.

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In the grand scheme of things, this wasn't a big deal. It is, however, a great "The More You Know" moment to rethink our actions -- including criticism towards other parents -- as most comments aren't that necessary.

So long as you're keeping calm and trying to carry on with your family, let's give others the same space to do so.

You aren't a psycho for sharing pics of your kid online. And you aren't ashamed of your children if you choose to keep them to yourself.


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