Amy Duggar Claps Back at ‘Sad’ Mom-Shamers: ‘I Know What I’m Doing’
The Duggar daughters have to deal with a lot of mom-shaming — and though Amy King (née Duggar) is a cousin, she’s no exception. Instead of coming up with sassy clap backs like Jessa Duggar, however, she’s decided to go a different route. Instead, she’s calling out the criticism as a whole. On Tuesday, November 26, the new mom took to Instagram to share a meme about all of the “unsolicited” comments she gets weighing in on how she’s doing as a mom.
Amy, 33, brought the subject up by sharing a meme she’d found online on her Instagram Story. “Yes, please give me your unsolicited parenting advice,” the image read. “You most certainly know my child better than I do.” The star captioned it, “How I’m feeling right now,” as she added an emoji rolling its eyes. She continued, “I mean, it’s sad that there are even memes about this. … I might be a first-time mom, but I know what I’m doing.”
It seems like the new mom may have reached her limit when it comes to dealing with the critics. Her call out is in direct contrast to the approach she took earlier in the month. When a fan took the opportunity to stand up for her on November 16, defending her against the “rude people commenting [and] telling [her] what to do,” she responded, “It’s something I’m used [to]. It’s just part of being in the public eye. I try to be respectful and kind, but at the same time, I will be true to myself!”
Though she kept her “respectful and kind” attitude, she was firm about letting her followers know that their parenting advice might be better off kept to themselves. And though she insisted she knows what she’s doing, Amy has also been upfront about not being a perfect parent. Just like everyone else, she gets exhausted, worn out and needs a break. “Pretty poses, makeup and photo shoots are great, but it’s not real,” she said on November 5. “Life isn’t perfect, and I don’t want the people who follow me to think that!”
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