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When you're pink and pretty 💕💘💝 . . I'll be posting a YouTube video of how we temporarily dyed City's hair pink using @manicpanicnyc! So go subscribe so you don't miss it! YouTube.com/charityleblanc Flower hair piece from @trinityflowercrowns 🌸 Dress from @poorpitifulpearl #pinkhair
We definitely could have written the outraged comments ourselves, we’re getting so used to reading them.
Hey, Mommy Shamer, newsflash for you: 1) She is a kid and thus 2) she definitely, positively, absolutely knows what she wants 24/7 and 3) we’re going to need a controlled scientific study from you to back up your claim that this kid will be bald in 18 years, thanks very much.
Especially considering her mom used a mix of — wait for it — vegetable dye and hair conditioner. It will wash out in three days.
There were also plenty in the “personally I never would” camp — the passive-aggressive approach to shaming other parents:
How did Felicity feel about her new pink hair? Let’s place bets. “[S]he loved it!” LeBlanc said. “I would catch her looking in the mirror, touching it and giggling to herself. She’s already asking to do it again.”
Get us our smelling salts while we find the number for Child Protective Services, please.
(No, see, that was a joke. Can everyone please lighten up already?)
We think this was 100 percent excellent mama-daughter bonding. And we are thankful for all the sane, don’t-sweat-the-small-stuff parents out there who agree.
Another defended LeBlanc in no uncertain terms: “woah [sic]. The kid has pink hair and [people are] sexualizing it? I find THAT disgusting and disturbing… I get that people don’t like the idea of her having unicorn hair but is it really ‘disturbing?’ Because there’s more things in the world that are disturbing.”
As you can probably imagine, the Instagram video has been watched and hate-watched more than 1.3 million times.
Yassss, git it, mama. Pink hair is temporary, but having fun with your kid and giving them a chance to express themselves is the kind of soul stuff that lasts a lifetime.