Halle Berry is standing by her decision to protect her children’s privacy.
The 50-year-old actress found herself in mama bear mode on Thursday, after a sweet photo she shared of 8-year-old daughter Nahla and 3-year-old son Maceo led an Instagram troll to accuse her of being ashamed of her children.
While the adorable pic displays her kids’ beaming smiles and cute tees, Berry cropped out their faces to protect their privacy, and made that pretty clear in her response to the critic.
“I’ve noticed you have said this several times now, so let me be clear — I’m not at all ashamed of my children,” Berry wrote. “I try to find creative ways to incorporate them into my feed because they are the biggest part of my life, but I also work very hard to keep their identities as private as I can considering they are only children.”
“It’s my belief, and I’m not criticizing others who have different beliefs, that it’s my job as their mother to protect their privacy as best I can,” she added.
“When they grow and they’re of age and they want [to] share their images on the Internet, that will be for them to decide, not me. Feel me?” she concluded. “Have a beautiful day.”
After several of Berry’s fans called out the troll, she responded back to the actress.
“@halleberry doesn’t think badly of me or she would’ve blocked me and I wasn’t being negative in the comments, just stating my opinion and she stated hers which I respect and have always respected,” she commented. “I stand by my position I want to see more of Halle Berry I love her more than any of you out there otherwise you wouldn’t be satisfied with not seeing a lot of her.”
Berry may be protective of her children, but she’s been pretty generous about sharing pics of herself with her fans. In fact, the actress’s first post to Twitter and Instagram was a sexy topless photo.
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