Mummy Blogger Complains Her Son Doesn't Get As Many Instagram Likes As Her Other Children
How far is too far for likes?
An Instagram-based mummy blogger from the US has sparked outrage after she ‘celebrated’ her son’s birthday by revealing that out of all her five children he “statistically” performs the worst on the social media site.
Katie Bower began the long post about her son Weston -- which has since been deleted -- by saying she was “thankful” for her “cuddly and easy” little boy.
“He is one of the most helpful and sweet hearted little boys,” she wrote.
The post then took an uncomfortable turn when Bower went on to lament how photos she posted of Weston to Instagram “never got as many likes or comments” as photos of her other children.
She continued: “From a statistical point of view, he wasn’t a popular with everyone out there. Maybe part of that was the pictures never hit the algorithm right”.
Bower went on the blame herself for her son’s statistical nightmare -- saying that her “insufficiency” to post regular photos of her son was behind the lacklustre likes.
“So can we do this right,” she appealed to her 52.4k followers. “Because I truly KNOW my Munch deserves alllllll the likes.”
Bower ended her post by attempting to explain the reason behind her fears surrounding her six-year-old’s low interaction score on Instagram, writing that she is worried it will lead to self-esteem issues in the future.
She wrote: “I wanted to clarify that I revealed this feeling because I know one day he will see the numbers and have to learn that his value is not in online approval.
“This is a hard lesson for anyone to learn and I’m thankful I have learned it.”
The post ended up being shared on Twitter and that’s when it really took off, with a slew of users slamming Powers.
Model Chrissy Teigen even jumped on the bandwagon.
One mother even wrote that the post had now prompted her take action and delete all images of her children from Instagram.
Bower defended her post, telling 10 daily that her "original intention was to share a valuable lesson -- that our value doesn't depend on someone else seeing our worth".
She continued: "I hope my actions show that 1. I am gonna keep posting what I love no matter the numbers and 2. As a parent we are gonna have to teach our kids that their value isn't in online approval and 3. Our real lives are 1000 percent better than a tiny photo can portray".
Despite saying she found the post to be a positive beacon in her journey of personal growth, Bower went on the archive the post because "the drama was out of hand".
This isn't the first time Bower's comments have raised eyebrows.
Earlier this year she left her followers stunned after she wrote a blog post in which she revealed she didn't realise people died in the September 11 terror attacks.
She wrote: "I was a stupid airhead at the time that didn't realise that people were actually in the buildings and it didn't hit me until a year later that so many people died".
10 daily has reached out to Bower for comment.
Feature Image: Instagram / @bowerpowerblog