Jessa Duggar Claps Back at Mom-Shaming Fan!

Jessa Duggar has had enough!

The mother of two is criticized for just about everything these days from her “messy” home to the way she homeschools her kids.

And it seems she’s finally decided to give the internet’s most vocal mom-shamers a piece of her mind.

The latest snide remark was seemingly provoked by nothing.

On a photo of Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, a follower commented, “Training is for dogs, not humans.”

The remark references the Duggars use of the word “training” when discussing child-rearing.

Jessa and her sisters are often criticized for advocate such practices as “blanket training,” in which a child is told to remain seated on a blanket and struck with an object if he fails to do so.

At times, Jessa has graciously acknowledged that some of her family’s practices can seem extreme to outsiders.

This time, however, she was having none of it:

“We train for occupations, we train for jobs, we hire personal trainers for fitness… and we train/teach our kiddos for right behavior in the hopes that they will grow up to be caring, thoughtful and responsible adults,” she responded.

“But I agree—dogs are not humans. Thank you for making that distinction,” Jessa added.

Like we said, Jessa clearly didn’t feel like turning the other cheek this time.

And naturally, her fans responded as though they’d just witnessed the climactic rap battle in 8 Mile:

“Mic drop… nice reply Jessa,” commented one follower.

“You seem like an amazing mother! Keep doing what you’re doing!” remarked another.

“I love that you comment on negative comments and defend yourself you are a great mom. Dont ever let ANYONE. tell you different,” offered a third.

Maybe next time, snarky Instagram users who feel the need to point out that diaper pail is full will think twice.

No one wants to catch the wrath of Angry Jessa.

Watch Counting On online for more of the usually calm and collected Jessa Duggar-Seewald.


Jennifer Lawrence Claps WAY Back at “Sexist, Ridiculous” Dress Ridicule

Jennifer Lawrence stars in a new film titled Red Sparrow.

In reality, however, the actress is red with anger at the moment over the way some people have reacted to the sight of her in a revealing black dress.

Allow us to explain:

Earlier this week, Lawrence took part in a London-based photo call along with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts, along with director Francis Lawrence.

She was the only woman in a shoot that took place outside on a rooftop, and she bared a whole lot of skin for the event, rocking a Versace gown that exposed her shoulders, her cleavage and her left leg.

She looked positively amazing.

But a handful of social media users who likely thought of themselves as very woke to the #MeToo Movement lashed out at this set-up.

They simply presumed that Lawrence, as a woman, was forced to dress in a scantily-clad manner… while the men were allowed to bundle up and actually dress for the weather.

To wit:

“It must be about 3 degrees in London ATM, cold enough that the bloke actors have to wear coats and scarves to their press call and yet poor Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a small amount of fabric some might call a dress,” one person Tweeted.

This person was obviously trying to be on Team Jennifer.

But Jennifer herself has now come out and made it clear she doesn’t need any cheerleaders, thank you very much!

She is anything but a damsel in distress.

(Or a damsel stuck in a sexy dress, one might say.)

“Wow. I don’t really know where to get started on this ‘Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold’ controversy,” the actress wrote on Facebook.

She then clapped back against the so-called scandal. HARD.

j. law response

“This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended,” the 27-year old added.

“That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I’m going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes.

“I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice.”

Hear that, folks?

Jennifer Lawrence knows all about sexism in Hollywood and wants to make it clear that this was NOT an example of it.

“This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism,” continued to pissed-off star.

“Over- reacting about everything someone says or does, creating controversy over silly innocuous things such as what I choose to wear or not wear, is not moving us forward.

“It’s creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice.

“And if I want to be cold THATS MY CHOICE TOO!”

Game. Set. Match, J. Law.

This is not some “poor” woman who needs anyone to fight her battles for her.

This is frickin Katniss Everdeen, people! She can handle her own business.


Alexa Ray Joel: Christie Brinkley Daughter Claps Back When Called “Hideous” by Troll!

We don’t know what kind of bitter troll feels a need to leave nasty comments that compare the beauty of sisters, but one Instagram user did just that.

Their rude post compared Christie Brinkley’s oldest daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, to her 19-year-old daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook. The troll used the opportunity to bash Alexa’s looks.

Alexa, unafraid to clap back at haters, gave a response so strong that the troll deleted his comment and ran for the hills. Metaphorically speaking.

Christie Brinkley and her daughters are sizzling hot. That shouldn’t really be up for debate. It’s barely subjective.

Nonetheless, some guy out there thinks that Alexa Ray Joel, (Christie’s daughter with Billy Joel), is unattractive.

At this point, you must be worried that this person has some sort of visual impairment. We wondered the same thing.

But no, this person was able to appreciate the gorgeous looks of Alexa’s younger sister, Sailor Brinkley Cook.

And he said as much after proud, gorgeous mom Christie Brinkley shared a behind-the-scenes look at Sailor’s photoshoot.

She’s stunning, right?

We can understand the natural human instinct to rank things. (I love making lists, even if it’s hard to choose a favorite movie, a favorite video game, a favorite Brinkley daughter)

What we can’t understand is why someone would use this as an opportunity to bash Alexa.

Specifically, why anyone would feel the need to straight-up post their negativity. Maybe some people just feel powerful if they hurt a famous person’s feelings.

Some dude decided to describe Alexa as “hideous” in a now-deleted comment.

Alexa’s epic clapback, however, is still standing.

Alexa Ray Joel reply

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Mr. Big Shot.”

Them’s fightin’ words, as they say.

“You may think I’m hideous, but I like the way I look.”

To be clear, most people like the way that Alexa looks.

Then her retort continues:

“And that’s really all the matters.”

She’s right — her own self-image matters more than what others think.

“(Besides, there’s a lot more to people than just what they look like.)”

And then, well, Alexa tells it like it is.

“But hey, continue being a shallow, hateful troll in life and  see where it gets you!”

Quite frankly, this dude shouldn’t be surprised that she saw it and replied.

First of all, he probably wouldn’t have posted something so obviously inflammatory (and hyperbolic — he called her hideous?!) if he didn’t want to get a rise out of someone. Out of either Alexa herself or another fan.

Second of all, Alexa is not shy about discourse in Instagram comments. Seriously, and you can look at her page for yourself, she’ll talk politics with absolutely anyone.

(For the record, she mostly hopes for conciliatory politicians to make decisions for everyone; she talks about wanting things like Wall Street held accountable when they do wrong but also valuing prosperity. So her views definitely aren’t extreme)

Trolling is all good and well until you meet someone who won’t back down and whose fans will absolutely tear you to shreds.

And, again — though it’s not really the point of this whole thing — Alexa Ray Joel is absolutely gorgeous.


Body-Positive Woman Claps Back After Trolls Claim She’s Too Heavy for Her Boyfriend!

In another incident of body-shamed women clapping back at haters, body positive Instagrammer Melissa Gibson is speaking out after trolls flooded the comments of her New Year’s Eve photo.

This time, the shamers weren’t just giving her a hard time for daring to exist in her very curvy body.

They were slamming her and her slender boyfriend — claiming that she’s “too heavy” to be dating him.

Melissa Gibson is a law student. She’s also a body-positive Instagrammer.

She knows that any time that she posts a photo, she’s going to have haters trolling the comments.

Some will pretend to be concerned for her “health.”

Others will just be straight-up hateful. Why? Ultimately, they probably hope to make her feel bad in order to feel powerful. Which is profoundly sad.

Like other body-positive women on the internet, Melissa knows this. She sadly expects these comments.

But when she posted photos of herself and her boyfriend, Johnathan, ringing in 2018 together, she got a different kind of criticism and hate.

She was told by haters that she was too large to be with her boyfriend, who is smaller than she is.

That’s a horrible thing to say. Or think. (And we’d wager that fewer of these haters would have said anything if it had been a smaller woman beside a larger boyfriend)

Speaking to People, Melissa Gibson spoke about the response that she received.

“As a fat woman on the internet, comments about my weight and health are very common.”

That’s terrible on its own.

“But these were especially disturbing because they were in reference to my relationship on a post that was about us celebrating the New Year together.”

And, as she points out, it wasn’t even a post in which she was drawing attention to her size. She was literally just standing beside her boyfriend, fully dressed.

“The post was innocent, nothing about our bodies — but simply being visible with my thin boyfriend became an opportunity for strangers to express their opinions about fatness, my body and our relationship.”

Melissa waited a couple of days after receiving the negative comments, and posted another photo with her boyfriend.

This time, her caption was prepared for this particular strain of haters.

“When taking a picture in a sparkly dress next to the man you love makes people comment about your body, question your relationship, make judgments about him for loving you.”

It’s a sort of fat-shaming by proximity, where people assume that there’s something wrong with her partner that “explains” why he’s with her.

Her caption continues:

“Our relationship is political. Even though we both know how natural and right it feels. And if the world won’t just let us be, we will keep fighting for our love, for our space, for our right to be seen, accepted without question, and celebrated.”

So many people have to do that, still, in 2018. It’s so sad.

“In all honesty it’s silly to think it bothers people so much, but when privileged people base their value on attraction and relationships, it results in the plethora of relationships that look like mine being erased and delegitimized. Like somehow I don’t deserve him or our love isn’t real.”

That’s a little complex, but basically, sometimes people feel threatened by people who don’t look like they do, and by relationships that don’t look like their own.

“We are exactly what each other wants, and guess what, our bodies are a part of that. It’s not a abnormal or a fetish. It’s simply natural. So while you insist on yelling your insecurities and bigotry at me, realize I’m not playing the game you play any longer.”

Speaking to People about that follow-up post, Melissa writes:

“I wrote that post not to the people who made judgments about our relationship, but for every person who has ever felt like they did not fit into the mold of what our society believes relationships look like.”


“I wanted to give a voice to the normality and naturalness of my relationship and other’s that look like mine.”

Plus size women, women of color, disabled women, and trans women can all have to deal with people called chasers. People who fetishize them for the same qualities that make bigots loathe them.

Some of these haters assume that Johnathan must be one such chaser.

But that’s not what Melissa Gibson describes. She’s just in a loving relationship that is, frankly, none of anyone’s business.


Meghan Markle’s Sister Claps Back at Prince Harry

Prince Harry may have received enthusiastic blessings from his future in-laws in regard to his impending marriage to Meghan Markle.

But the Royal Slab of Red Hot Meat hasn’t exactly received the same warm response from another relative of his beloved fiancee.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

On Wednesday night, Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, actually clapped back pretty hard against Harry and a recent disparaging remark she felt he made against her and her loved ones.

Allow us to explain…

During a special edition of Radio 4’s Today program this week, Harry talked openly about his first holiday season as an engagement individual.

Did Markle enjoy the time she spent with Kate Middleton, Prince William and their kids for Christmas?

What about attending church along with these same members of The Royal Family

“We had an amazing time,” Harry said in response, adding:

“We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic.”

Simple enough, right? Totally harmless and not worthy of any kind of rebuke, right?

Not quite.

Continuing on about Markle, Harry noted:

“She’s done an absolutely amazing job, she’s getting in there and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.”

There it is. The family she’s never had.

Markle, of course, has a family.

She’s actually received some unfortunate hate mail because she’s of mixed descent (her father is white and her mother is black) and, by all accounts, she is very close to her parents.

She is NOT close, however, to her half-sister.

And it’s this half-sister who took exception to Harry’s remark.

“She has a large family. She always did,” Grant wrote on Twitter last night, adding:

“Our dad is amazing and completely self sacrificing. We made it so that she had two houses. How fun it was!”

hey, harry!

Grant, it is worth noting, has basically no relationship with Markle.

Insiders have said they were raised separately (they are 17 years apart in age) and Grant has taken a few shots at Markle ever since the actress became an international celebrity.

Back in April, for example, she directly said Markle only pretends to be a humanitarian in order to make positive headlines.

There’s also been talk that Grant will soon release a tell-all that slams her siblings, even Tweeting about the memoir last night as follows:

“Excited for my book coming out and wait until you see what our home life was like!”

Then again, in November, Grant seemed pretty psyched about the couple when asked about them on Good Morning Britain.

“When I watch her with him it’s very real and normal,” she said at the time, expounding:

“You know, we only get that once in a lifetime if we’re lucky. It’s not about royalty so much as it is about love. And that’s wonderful for them.”

So perhaps Grant isn’t completely evil after all.

We can understand why she got a little offended at Harry’s “family” dig, even if he meant to harm by it at all.

This is a situation worth keeping your eye on, however.

The last thing the Royals want is some ugly family feud clouding the excitement over May’s big wedding.