Julia Stiles Unexpectedly Reveals Baby's Gender in Her Response to Her Parenting Critics

Julia Stiles
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Don't mess with this mama! Julia Stiles responded to her mommy shamers in a rant that deserves to be framed. And that's not all this 10 Things I Hate About You star blessed us with, as Julia's clapback also doubles as a surprise gender reveal, considering the celeb mom never mentioned whether she gave birth to a boy or a girl.

  • Julia caught a ton of heat for this babywearing pic of her with baby Strummer.

    Julia and her fiancé Preston J. Cook welcomed Strummer Newcomb to the world on October 20.

    More from CafeMom: Julia Stiles Shares Glimpse of Her Baby & People Are Already Criticizing Her

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  • As you can see, this mom isn't taking the criticism lightly, and she crafted a special note to those who shamed her.

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    "It was brought to my attention that in the previous photo I am not holding my baby correctly. Wow, I didn't expect that," the 36-year-old mom writes in her Instagram post.

    She continues:

    "What was supposed to be a shout out of products I like, suddenly becomes an invitation to comment on my baby, and my ability as a mother. That's the internet for you, the carnivorous plant from 'Little Shop of Horrors.' I was trying to keep much of my son's image private, including, I guess, his little feet. And it was just a photo taken at home, not how I normally carry him around. Thanks for the concern, anyway. Yes, Mothers, always read the safety instructions. But also, Instagrammers: instead of writing snarky comments about a 5 week old, try dancing around your living room to a Clash record. It's way more fun."

  • Yes, Julia! Tell 'em!

    More from CafeMom: 10 Celeb Moms Who Took On Their Shamers & Dropped. The. Mic.

  • We're so here for Julia -- and any mom tired of those who have something to say about her parenting decisions -- sticking up for herself.

    Mommy-shaming has got to stop.

  • But can we back up to the part about Julia and her *son* for a sec?

    Because she never officially revealed her baby's gender up until now. (Aww, congrats, mama!)

    More from CafeMom: 9 Beautiful Celebrity Baby Announcements

    Us Weekly also believes Julia's post -- which includes a pic of the band the Clash -- reveals the origins of baby Strummer's name, as it could honor Joe Strummer, the group's late front man.

  • While some of Julia's followers assumed Strummer is a boy, others were confused by the name.

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    Julia's birth announcement photo left many of her followers inquiring in the comments as to whether or not Strummer is a boy or a girl.

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  • Needless to say, Julia's response to her critics -- and her low-key gender reveal -- is one for the books.

    Julia Stiles
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    If you're still thinking about trying to find a way to shade this mom, don't.

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