The mother of twin toddler boys, a woman going by the username @eyeconicash on Instagram, posted a short video of the boys giving each other a kiss, captioned "All You NEED Is LOVE." And while the video did receive a lot of love in the form of sweet comments, it also received negative comments, because people are ridiculous and routinely shame moms for the most innocent things.
In the short video, the twins (who have their own Instagram account, which their mom tagged in her post) are embracing and give each other a kiss on the lips. They then run away to go play (it looks like they're being dropped off at daycare) as their mom asks them if they're going to be "caring friends" today. Then they run back to their mom for "huggies and kissies" as she's leaving. The whole thing is pretty adorable.
But some people on Instagram seemed to have a problem with the toddlers kissing, as evidenced by the rude comments they left on the post.
WHOA NOW. Slow down. These people seem to think that it's "gay" for two young toddler siblings to kiss each other on the mouth.
Fortunately not everyone is off their rockers. The post received an extraordinary number of kind and supportive comments, too.
Grow up is right.
After all the backlash from her viral post, the mom posted another Instagram, this one a picture of her and her husband.
In the caption, she wrote,
I Would Have NEVER In A Million Years Thought That Something Posted Out Of Pure Love & Admiration For My Children Would Have Turned Into All Of This | My Parenting Has NEVER Been Attacked So Harshly In MY LIFE | I Don't Expect Everyone To Think What I Believe Is Right But I Also Don't Take Kindly To Disrespect | One Thing I Will Ask To All You Perverts PLEASE PLEASE Stop Sexualizing CHILDREN Especially BABIES | If This Has Taught Me Anything It's That The World Is In A More Damaged & Scary Place Then I Thought | To All of You Who Defended @heymasjid & I THANK YOU