Halle Berry fired back at an Instagram troll who criticized the Oscar-winning actress for cropping her kids’ faces out of a photo.
50-year-old Berry on Thursday, October 6, shared a pic of her children… daughter 8-year-old Nahla, who she shares with ex Gabriel Aubry, and son 3-year-old Maceo, who she welcomed in 2013 with estranged husband Olivier Martinez, but purposely left half their faces out of the Instagram shot to maintain their privacy.
When a critic called out the Kidnap star for hiding their faces, she decided to reply with a lengthy and heated message.
“I’ve noticed you have said this several times now so let me be clear– I’m not at all ashamed of my children. I try to find creative ways to incorporate them into my feed because they are the biggest part of my life, but I also work very hard to keep their identities as private as I can considering they are only children.”
She continued: “It’s my belief, and I’m not criticizing others who have different beliefs, that it’s my job as their mother to protect their privacy as best I can. When they grow and they’re of age and they want share their images on the internet, that will be for them to decide, not me. Feel me? Have a beautiful day.” The Catwoman actress’ note inspired many of her supporters to chime in. After the original troll was hit with a slew of equally vehement comments, the self-proclaimed fan responded to Berry.
“@halleberry doesn’t think badly of me or she would’ve blocked me and I wasn’t being negative in the comments, just stating my opinion and she stated hers which I respect and have always respected,” the follower wrote. “I stand on my position I want to see more of Halle Berry I love her more than any of you out there otherwise you wouldn’t be satisfied with not seeing a lot of her.”