Coco Austin made quite the splash after showing a recent image of her daughter bathing in the kitchen sink. It’s been weeks since that post, and she has no regrets.
“Everything I do, people have got to say something about it,” Coco told Page Six. “But now it’s kinda weird to other people. Like, really? If you are a mom you have bathed your child in the sink.”
Coco explained that she decided to make a TikTok video of her 6-year-old daughter, Chanel, and herself getting ready for a fashion show. Although the video showed Coco doing her hair and trying on outfits, everyone seemed to focus on Chanel’s sink soak.
“I was going to the fashion show and they took that one second and made that one little thing bigger than anything else,” she said of the video.
Last month, the “Ice Loves Coco” star was mom-shamed by many of her Instagram followers for bathing Chanel in the kitchen sink. At the time, she explained that a sink bath was “easiest when you have to be fast.” Critics responded by arguing that Chanel is too old to be soaking in the sink. The parent police said Chanel was certainly able to bathe herself. One person felt that Coco treats the tot like “an infant.”
Amid the backlash, Coco defended herself.
“People, you gotta know by now that I’m an unconventional mother,” she tweeted. “I do what works and is easier on me. Some may want to take some pointers rather than rag on me!”
Ice-T told Page Six that he expects negativity on social media but doesn’t get too wrapped up in it.
“I think with social media, if you put it out there, you have to expect comments. So it will be positive or it will be negative. So the only way not to have them comment about your child is don’t post,” the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star said. “The key is you cannot give a f*** about other people’s opinions, or you will never get anywhere in life.”
For her part, Coco plans to continue sharing photos of their daughter.
“Before she was born I would say, ‘You know what? I’m going to build a cage and she’s gonna stay in that cage and I’m gonna be one of those parents,'” she recalled. “I’m like that parent where I’m very suffocating. I’m very overpowering and I might not show it in pictures and stuff, but I watch everything that she does.”