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Demetria Lucas addresses baby criticism on Essence.com, in her article “Real Talk: Do You Criticize Celebrity Kids?”:
He’s a baby, which means he’s off limits. I know celebs willingly step into the spotlight, and unfortunately personal attacks against them have become par for the course. But their kids don’t ask for that criticism. […] there’s no way around it: It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong.
She suggests we enact the “Apollo Kids Rule” when addressing celebrity children, and I have to agree. You don’t have to like every child’s appearance but it seems particularly heartless and cruel to attack them, especially on a public platform.
Demetria L. Lucas is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria), in stores now. Follow her on Twitter @abelleinbk