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Mum defends her children's abs after trolls call them 'strange and weird'

Aisha Nozari

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Mum defends her children's abs after trolls call them 'strange and weird'

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/jessiejamesdecker

Dancing with the Stars alum Jessie James Decker is not here for comments about her children’s bodies.

The doting mum recently posted a photo of her family’s Thanksgiving trip to Mexico, and some of her 4.2 million followers wrote mean comments about her kids’ appearance.

Uploading a photo of the three children she shares with her husband Eric Decker, eight-year-old Vivan could be seen beaming from ear to ear while standing with her siblings - Eric Jr., seven, and Forrest, four.

Jessie James Decker is not here for comments about her children’s bodies. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo
Jessie James Decker is not here for comments about her children’s bodies. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo

However, some social media users noticed her children’s muscular physique, with one Instagrammer even accusing Decker of photoshopping abs onto her kids.

Beneath the post, captioned 'Vacation Decker style,' one person called the children’s appearance ‘bizarre’ while another said ‘this is so strange’.

Someone else added: “Surely this is an app but I don’t see anyone saying as much,” prompting Decker to fire back: “Yeah I used an ‘ab’ app on my small children wtf.”

Decker responded to another Instagrammer saying: “From one mother to another. Please don’t call my children’s appearance strange just because they don’t look the way you think they should? It’s unkind.”

The doting mum recently posted a photo of her family’s Thanksgiving trip to Mexico. Credit: Instagram/jessiejamesdecker
The doting mum recently posted a photo of her family’s Thanksgiving trip to Mexico. Credit: Instagram/jessiejamesdecker

“It’s a sad world we live in today when having healthy fit kids who are super active, play sports [and] build muscle naturally is ‘weird,’” she replied to another.

However, many more of Decker’s followers praised her kids’ athleticism, leaving comments like: “Ok this is amazing! They are so strong!”, “I was a gymnast from the age of 5 till I was 18. I had abs and biceps at her age. It’s simply called athletics and eating well” and “People are so surprised to see a child who eats well and exercises.”

It’s not the first time Decker has had to deal with body-shaming comments online.

Last year, she opened up about how it felt to discover that someone had created a Reddit page that ‘rips her apart on a daily basis’.

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According to E! News, Decker said: “They're talking about how apparently fat I've gotten and how boxy and how terrible my body looks.

“It's pretty awful and I just cannot believe this is still happening in the world, that people are doing this."

She added: “I eat what I want and I'm happy with that. But when you are writing blogs and stories and bullying me about how much weight I've gained and how fat my thighs are, I do take that offensively because what is the messaging that you are sharing?"

Topics: Parenting

Aisha Nozari
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