Two days after the horrifying shooting in Las Vegas this month, Olivia Wilde was in search of a reason to smile.

Weren’t we all, right?

As a result, she shared the following photo and wrote as a caption to it: Finding hope in this.

How sweet, right?

How loving and precious and how nice of a reminder that it can be the simple things in life that matter most and to appreciate every second with your loved ones, right?

Nope, apparently not.

How gross and disgusting and inappropriate, some online critics apparently thought and said.

“Ehhhh gonna give this kid lip aids . . . That’s how kids get lip herpes. From adult lip kisses,” an actual person wrote as an actual comment on the image.

Added another:

“Kissing your kid like your husband. It’s not good for him.”

Wondered another dumb person: “Would it be still appropriate if the genders were switched? Just curious.”

Wilde, to her credit, rose above this lunacy and didn’t feel a need to clap back against the trolls.

But we’ll go ahead and do it for her:


First, how is this any of your business?

Second, of all the causes you wish to take up, a mother showing affection for her son is what you choose?

Third… Lip Aids? Really?!?

Fourth, consider the context perhaps, as Wilde said she was seeking “hope” in the face of the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history.

Maybe focus on that as an issue to consider and debate online, as opposed to mommy-shaming a responsible parent?

Wilde accidentally sparked a silly controversy last year via these onesies for her baby, while we’ve seen other famous mother face the wrath of Internet trolls often in the past.

In December of 2016, Hilary Duff was criticized after she posted an image of herself kissing her then four-year-old son Luca at Disneyland.

You should not kiss your son like that. There’s other ways to show love but not that one. It’s confusing for him, it’s not healthy,” said one critic.

Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, was slammed for giving her daughter Nutella.

People really need to chill the heck out and give parents of little kids a break. It isn’t easy!

Wilde is engaged to Jason Sudeikis and is the mother of little Otis and one-year Daisy. She’s fantastic.