Halle Berry Defends Photo Of Her Children On Instagram: 'Let Me Be Clear'

"It's my job as their mother to protect their privacy as best I can."

When it comes to public photos of her children, Halle Berry wants to be very clear: She's just doing her job.

Recently, Berry shared a photo of daughter, Nahla, 8, and son, Maceo, 3, laying next to each other and, might we add, wearing some pretty awesome tees: "Girls will change the world" and "Kindness is the new cool."

But Berry noticed one commenter's posts pestering her about hiding the children's faces from the photo. "They're beautiful children, why not show them off?" they wrote

Rather than let it go, Berry took to Instagram to respond in true badassery form:

"I've noticed you have said this several times now so let me be clear — I'm not at all ashamed of 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. 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."

Of course, this isn't the first time that mothers have felt the need to defend themselves on social media. Just recently, one woman brilliantly shut down haters after she posted a photo of her daughter's "unicorn hair."

Live we've said before, these instances are only further proof that negativity won't get anyone very far — and people, particularly those hiding behind their computer screens, shouldn't be so quick to judge and criticize others. 

(H/T: Today)