He’s usually good at the clapbacks. Adam Busby responded to a fan who seemed to think he made an insensitive comment about having kids on Instagram, and honestly? We think the OutDaughtered dad handled it pretty well.

It all started when Adam, 37, shared a photo of himself playing outside with his daughter Olivia on December 4. They both looked very happy to be spending time together, and he wrote, “We should all spend our lives chasing this kind of joy. #itsabuzzworld #outdaughtered #oliviamarie.” That prompted an Instagram user to reply, “Not all of us can have kids.” Adam rather respectfully responded, “The kind of joy that makes your face do that. I wasn’t really referring to having kids.”

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Adam Busby/Instagram

Some fans defended the reality star in other comments. “That’s no one’s fault. They shouldn’t stop having fun with their kids just because others can’t,” one person wrote. Another replied, “There are all kinds of ways to have joy in your life. Kids or not.”

This is far from the first time Adam has replied to a fan saying something negative to him on an Instagram post. In fact, he and his wife, Danielle Busby, deal with parent-shaming and other negativity on social media distressingly often.

For instance, on December 16, 2018, Danielle, 35, posted a picture on Instagram of one of her daughters — Hazel — and one commenter questioned the pool in the background of the shot. “Why doesn’t the pool have a fence around it?” they wrote. Dani clapped back, “We just moved into this lease house and they came to get ale [sic] measurement and it’s on order. Don’t worry … I’m paranoid without the fence. Ready for it to come get installed!”

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Courtesy of Adam Busby/Instagram

Another time, Adam responded when the Busby parents received parenting “advice” from a random Twitter user who wrote, “#OutDaughtered Geez, every parent should know you do not have bedroom doors with locks, especially on toddler doors. Bad move there.” Adam responded, “Hey we have a perfect parent joining us tonight! Welcome to the party! Thanks for all the great criticism … I mean advice … 🙃#outdaughtered.” LOL. Way to go, Adam!

In this case, the fan didn’t seem to be trying to shame Adam, just gently reminding him of the reality for some people who want little ones of their own. We think he did a pretty good job of addressing what he actually meant with his Instagram post, although we’re sure he’d rather spend his time playing with his daughters instead.

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