A mum who was slammed for covering her baby in temporary tattoos has hit back at those who called her a ‘bad mum’.
Shamekia Morris from Florida, US, said the backlash against her applying for transfers to her son Treylin when he was six months old “has been horrendous”.
The fashion designer had posted photos of her baby on social media along with images of his new tattoos, where she said she loved the eye-catching effect the temporary transfers had on him.
Unfortunately, not everyone has been a fan of her decisions, and many people have tuned in to accuse her of being a bad mother.
Internet critics accused Morris of “raising him in prison” and told him that his son would “be shot in the streets” if he spent his life covered in tattoos.
Addressing the love does not judge show, Morris opened up about the abuse she suffered and urged those who accused her of turning her baby into a “thug” to be more understanding.
She said: “The backlash has been awful. It hurts me because I know I’m not a bad mother and people call me all kinds of names. It’s crazy.
“If you judge someone on a 30-second video on social media, that’s your business, but what you say or think about someone won’t determine who they will be in the future.
“To the people who judge me, I don’t care because it’s a lifestyle that we enjoy.”
Morris’ family were among those who initially opposed the decision as they were against the tattoos, but have since come to support her when they saw “it turned out to be a positive thing”.
She is grateful for her family’s support and tries not to take the abuse to heart as she and her son appreciate that he has temporary tattoos, which she says “the kids really love”.
Also, the tattoos are just transfers that fade over time, so it’s not like they were a regular part of his life until he was old enough to decide what he wanted. wanna.
The family hopes a positive impact on social media will help give baby Treylin a brighter future, with his mother providing regular Instagram updates on her son’s fashions and his TikTok account amassing over 300,000 followers.