This is why we can't have nice things, people.


The mommy shamers are becoming too much for country singer Maren Morris to deal with. Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd have begun removing photos of their son from Twitter just to quell the onslaught of unwarranted shade from other parents on the platform. As fellow musician Meghan Patrick wrote, “this is why we can’t have nice things.”

On July 2nd, Morris posted a photo of herself and her 3-month-old son, Hayes, to both Instagram and Twitter. The pic shows the two of them (in matching swimsuits) floating in shallow water on a majestic pool float. The pic, still up on Morris’s Instagram, is beyond adorable and people were freaking out about the matchy-matchy attire and mommy-and-me sunglasses.

However, others felt the need to go off in a more negative way.

“Where is the baby’s life jacket???” one “concerned” Twitter follower responded to Morris’s since-deleted tweet. Another wrote, “Gust of wind—baby is toast.”

Luckily, many came to Morris’s defense, with one follower writing back, “Leave the woman alone. Let her enjoy a cute photo and time with her baby!”

To which Morris responded, “Honestly, I get so many criticisms of my motherhood on anything I post of Hayes, so I may just discontinue posting photos of him. Sucks but it’s kind of where I’m at.”

Singer Mickey Guyton also stood up for Morris and tweeted, “Don’t let them come for you sis. You’re an amazing mother and those that have something to say don’t deserve to see this beautiful life you created in love.”

Morris replied, “Thanks, babe...We talked about curbing posting photos anyway now that he’s a little bit older, but the added crap from (mostly other moms) folks definitely forced our hand.”

Ugh. Even Hurd felt the need to step in and thwart the shaming going on. He tweeted on July 2nd, shortly after the negativity started flowing in, “My wife usually doesn’t need me to defend her, but she’s a great mom, and my kid was not unsafe on a float in 1 feet of water being held by an adult with 5 people watching so she could get a picture.”

He added in a separate tweet that Hayes has “2 coast guard approved life jackets that he wears,” and that Morris (and moms everywhere) sometimes celebrate life with a drink. “Homegirl earned it,” Hurd wrote, signing off “Later, nerds.”

There is never a positive outcome of mommy shaming—only guilt and upset comes of it. There’s no official parenting handbook, nor is there a “right” way to be a mother. As long as you’re keeping your kids safe, cared for, and happy, you’re doing it right.

Although we’re sad to see photos of Hayes disappear from the internet, we understand that the mommy shaming is putting a damper on Morris’s upbeat attitude. Don’t we all have bigger fish to fry, people? Leave moms alone.