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Kristin Cavallari shoots down outrageous claims about her kids

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Even Kristin Cavallari's toddlers are being body-shamed these days

Mom of three Kristin Cavallari acted quickly on social media after some Instagram users made some pretty outrageous claims about her children.

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It all started with this family picture 29-year-old Cavallari posted on Instagram on July 4, showing her sons Camden, 3, and Jaxon, 2, with a man who is presumably their dad, Jay Cutler, also in the shot. They’re at the edge of the sea, wearing trunks and snorkeling gear.

Even though we're not in the states, were still celebrating hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th! #MyGuys

A photo posted by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on

What’s the problem? Bones, apparently. Just like their mom, Camden and Jaxon are of slight build, meaning some of their bones can be seen through their skin.

Don’t we all know by now that kids — people — come in all shapes and sizes? Aren’t we beyond body-shaming two preschoolers?

Unsurprisingly Cavallari, well-known for speaking her mind on the reality TV shows that shot her to fame, didn’t take kindly to being accused of “starving” her children. The Laguna Beach/Hills alum responded to haters in her own comment: "Yep, I starve my children. Just blocked the most people I’ve ever blocked in my entire life. Happy 4th hahaha."

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We’re glad Cavallari, who is also mom to 7-month-old daughter Saylor, didn’t feel the need to defend herself or launch into a lengthy post about what her sons eat. There was absolutely no reason for her to do that. Her sarcastic comment said everything that had to be said.

Cavallari is a vocal advocate for a healthy diet and lifestyle, but that’s no reason to decide her kids are "very obviously nutritionally deficient," as one Instagram user commented. It's crazy that in this day and age, with all the information you could ever need at your fingertips, people are still so ignorant about children's bodies. In many cases, what a child eats (or doesn't eat) may have very little bearing on what they weigh or what their body looks like. We all know kids who never seem to stop eating (whether healthy food or otherwise) but never seem to gain a pound. As well as kids who are picky eaters but fall into the healthy or overweight category. The same applies to adults.

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So much of it comes down to genetics, and it's hardly surprising that with two slim parents, Cavallari's kids are slender themselves. They don't look as if they've been starved — they look slim and healthy. It's time people quit looking for a reason to judge people and took the time to educate themselves.

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