Celebs Who Got Called Out After Flip-Flopping On Sharing Their Kids On Instagram

It seems like celebrities have it all. Money, fame, millions of followers on Instagram — what more could you ask for? But when those celebrities move into the world of parenthood, they have a big decision to make; how much of their life with their kids do they really want to show on social media? Some celebrities are, understandably, dead set against ever showing their children's faces on social media for privacy reasons — no matter how much we might like to get a peek inside what life is really like at home for our favorite stars!

An uber-famous couple who have been notoriously private when it comes to putting their kids in the public eye is Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, who share two daughters, Esmerelda and Amada. Though we don't need to see their kids to know they have to be beyond gorgeous, Mendes wrote in an Instagram comment in 2020 (via SC), "Since my children are still so little and don't understand what posting their image really means, I don't have their consent. And I won't post their image until they're old enough to give me consent."

But there are some famous faces who can't get enough of sharing their adorable family with us online, but it's not always quite that straight forward. Some celebs tend to go back and forth when it comes to how much of their life with their kids they show online — resulting in plenty of flip-flopping and plenty of call-outs!

Ant Anstead flipped and flopped over son Hudson

Ant Anstead found himself on the receiving end of a call-out over whether his and ex-wife Christina Haack's son, Hudson, should be on social media. The drama began when the "Flip or Flop" star claimed Anstead suggested she should no longer feature their son on her social media after he filed legal documents in October 2022 insinuating Hudson should be more protected from public exposure (via Metro). That's when Haack hit back, writing in a since-deleted Instagram post, "I have made the decision to no longer feature Hudson on Instagram, my tv shows, or any social platforms until he is old enough to make this decision for himself... Hudson's father has made it clear via his public court filings he is using Instagram to rate the kind of parent I am."

But, despite Haack suggesting Anstead didn't want Hudson on her profiles, he continued to post their son — which didn't sit well with everybody. In May 2022, Anstead shared a now-deleted video of Hudson playing soccer, which caused one fan to hit back in the comments (via Daily Mail), "I thought you didn't want Hudson exploited on social media." He then responded, "[Absolutely] I don't. Being a kid and capturing organic moments in the footsteps of a toddler, I'm all in favor of! [It's] a lovely diary to keep and look back on. But [being] a puppet 'used' for commercial gain and being made to perform makes my stomach sick."

Cardi B was urged to 'Be Careful' on Instagram

Remember when Cardi B claimed she wouldn't be posting photos of her daughter Kulture on Instagram? Yeah, that all changed pretty quickly. Back in 2018, she told iHeartRadio that she'd made the decision to protect her and her husband Offset's baby girl because of all the nasty comments that can crop up on social media. However, she went back on that idea soon after and even ended up creating an Instagram account exclusively for Kulture. Yeah, that's quite the flip-flop.

Sadly though, Cardi's fears were confirmed over on her daughter's page when trolls left hateful comments on her uploads, which resulted in the "Up" rapper making her daughter's account private for a while in February 2022. "Haven't been checking my daughter['s] account, but now I'm going to lock her page," she tweeted, in a since-deleted message, per Daily Mail. "I don't know wtf is going on, but I hope y'all moms die for giving birth to you hoe a** weirdos," she added.

But Cardi then made yet another U-turn when she opened Kulture's page back up to the public once again, with all the images being available to view by anyone as of December 2022. That caused some fans to question her back and forth with Kulture's page, with one fan commenting on a snap of Kulture shared in July 2022, "Protect your daughter please and keep some pictures out of Instagram."

Pink refused to share photos of her children on social media, but then did it anyway

Pink often shared adorable photos on social media of her and her husband Carey Hart's adorable children, Willow and Jameson, but then vowed never to do it again after being called out for sharing a photo of her son without a diaper. "People went as far as saying someone should call child services because he didn't have a diaper on and how dare I ... some of the nastiest things," Pink said of the hate she received on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2019, admitting it brought her to tears. Pink was so upset by the backlash she then told DeGeneres, "I just won't share them anymore. I won't do it. I'm not posting pictures of them anymore."

However, Pink eventually changed her mind and has shared a few uploads since then, including a July 2021 snap showing her smiling with her son and daughter. That caused one fan to harp on her previous vow, commenting, "Didn't you state that you were not going to post pictures of your kids online anymore because of haters and their comments? Sorry, but isn't that being a hypocrite." Pink was then called out again in August 2022 when she shared another image showing her kids, this time featuring her daughter in a wetsuit. That inspired one Instagram user to comment, "So these pictures are ok because it's a one-piece, and YOU took them ... right."

Janelle Evans only went hours not posting photos of her kids

The award for the quickest flip-flop when it comes to sharing her kids on Instagram has to go to "Teen Mom 2" star Janelle Evans, who claimed on July 6, 2022, that she was abandoning the idea of sharing her kids on social media following a creepy encounter. Evans posted a message across her social media accounts alleging that a woman named Ruby Alvey had been harassing her and her children. On Facebook, she wrote, "And because of Ruby Alvey's actions, I will not be posting my kids for a while due to their safety. I have a few old TikTok drafts I'll be posting first. Social Media is the worst, and everyone learn from my experience."

But it didn't take long for Evans to change her mind. Also, on July 6 — yes, the very same day she claimed she would no longer share her kids online — she posted a photo with her daughter on Instagram, causing several fans to hit back in the comments. One wrote, "Wait didn't you just say you weren't going to be posting your kids, then you run and post?" The call-outs and the posting didn't stop there, either. The following day, the reality star posted another family photo of herself posing with her son and daughter, causing one fan to sarcastically chime in the comments, "'I'm no longer posting [my] kids' *proceeds to post her kids* okay."

Summer Walker chose not to post her daughter's face, then covered it with emojis

R&B star Summer Walker made a bold claim in April 2022 when she told the world she would no longer be posting photos and videos of her daughter, London, on social media, writing on Instagram Stories (via HNHH), "Not posting my baby anymore; she's soooo cute and sweet and smart & perfect, but people are weird." However, instead of keeping her daughter totally off her social media accounts like she suggested she planned to, Walker then began posting photos to her grid of London with her face partly obscured. The "White Tee" hitmaker often uses emojis to partly cover her little girl's face, including sharing snaps with small hearts placed over London's eyes (like this one from October 2022).

That caused some fans to question her decision in the comments, claiming Walker's attempts at making her daughter go incognito after previously posting her unobscured face weren't exactly working. "[At this point] DONT post the baby because all you doing is covering her face," one fan commented, while another wrote about the censored images, "Please stop posting [your] daughter if [you] are insecure about showing her face."

We have to say though, even when we can only see parts of London, it's still obvious she's totally adorable!

Jenna Dewan explained her decision to share her daughter more

Jenna Dewan initially refused to share photos of her and ex-husband Channing Tatum's daughter, Everly, on Instagram but U-turned on that decision after her daughter made the decision herself. Dewan explained to Yahoo! in December 2021, "She's aware, and she knows that we were being protective and wanted it to be coming from her. And I think the world has changed; the times have changed." The "Step Up" star then added, "[Everly has] gotten older, she's voiced her opinion, and the times have changed, and everyone just across the board was more comfortable with it."

But what really got some fans worked up was the fact that when Dewan started posting her daughter, she also began posting her and Steve Kazee's son, Callum, who was not old enough to decide his social media presence for himself. Some claimed Dewan was sharing a lot of personal photos and videos of Callum (including this Instagram shot showing him at the dentist), with one person tweeting of the apparent lack of Everly updates, "All of her attention seems to be on her son. She seems to share everything about him." 

One thing's for sure, though, we love getting a glimpse into Dewan's picture-perfect life!

The Real Housewives of New rules

Former "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and spin-off "Manzod With Children" star Lauren Manzo claimed in April 2020 that she and her family would no longer share photos of her adorable daughter Markie on Instagram after getting some not-so-nice comments from internet trolls. Lauren shared her decision in an expletive-ridden Instagram Stories post, writing (via People), "Since so many of you are absolutely insane, mean, and don't know how to mind your f*****g business, we will no longer be posting photos of Markie on our Instagrams. This includes my extended family on their Instagrams too." The daughter of Caroline Manzo then added, "Thanks for f*****g it up for everyone else."

But the adorableness of little Markie couldn't be contained for too long, and Lauren started to share snaps of her little girl again on her grid around July 2020 — but turned off the comments. She then started allowing her followers to comment on the photos of her daughter again later that month, which is when at least one fan called her out for going against her word. "I stopped following you a long while ago because you said you were gonna stop posting photos of your daughter cause people were so mean," the "RHONJ" fan wrote, to which Lauren sarcastically responded, ".....thanks?"

Tamra Judge went back and forth about posting her kids -- and then back again

Tamra Judge just can't seem to stop sharing snaps of her children, then not sharing snaps of her children, then sharing snaps of her children. "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star refrained from showing off her family on social media in the early days of her fame; however, that changed in August 2017 when she posted a picture of her daughter, Sidney Barney, at graduation — and Barney wasn't happy. "The one thing I asked and have been asking for four years now has been to not talk about me because I don't want to be in the spotlight. But again, breaking her promises as per usual, she puts herself, her fame, her reputation, and her bank account before me," Barney hit back on Facebook (via People).

Judge didn't seem to learn her lesson right away, but explained during a July 2021 Instagram Q&A (via The U.S. Sun), "I keep my kids off my Instagram because they are pretty private and do not like the attention. And people can be cruel." That caused some fans to point out her past drama, with one tweeting, "Didn't your daughter tell you that years ago? If you listened, then maybe you would have had a relationship with her."

Judge appears to have flip-flopped on that decision once again, though, as she featured son Ryan Vieth and granddaughter Ava in a November Instagram video. Will they ever learn?