Even a past in reality TV couldn’t prepare Kristin Cavallari for the drama that sparked from a single Instagram photo of her family celebrating the Fourth of July.
The author, designer and mother-of-three posted a snap of her two young sons enjoying a beachside vacation on the holiday with her Chicago Bears’ quarterback husband Jay Cutler.
"Even though we're not in the states, were still celebrating," Cavallari wrote. "Hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th! #MyGuys"
It didn’t take long for hundreds of Instagram comments to pour in on the post, shaming her boys – ages 2 and 3 – for being “too thin.” The post spawned countless headlines debating healthy body weight for kids, diets and speculating on Cavallari’s parenting skills.
By Monday, the photo had garnered nearly 1,000 comments on the subject. To which, Cavallari fired back:
“Yep, I starve my children," she wrote. "Just blocked the most people I’ve ever blocked in my entire life. Happy 4th hahaha."
It's not the first time Cavallari has faced criticism surrounding her children.
Earlier this year, the former reality star caused controversy with a recipe she shared with People Magazine.
Cavallari, who is married to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, said she wanted to avoid "heavily processed store-bought formula" and decided to use goat's milk because her sons have sensitivities to milk from cows. The article was reportedly removed from the site after many concerns and complaints.