July 05, 2017

Leave the Kids Alone: The Problem With Celebrity Baby Rivalries

Everyone loves talking about celebrity kids—they’re cute and have seemingly more interesting lives than us. Many also follow them because of their famous parents. Couples who can attest to this are Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Both A-list parents often share their lives on social media and fans are always on their toes to know what’s new. Recently, Beyoncé gave birth to her twins, reportedly named Rumi and Sir Carter. The Beyhive called it the best thing to happen in 2017, while others are already creating rivalries between Sir and Kim’s one-year-old son Saint West.

Although it’s still pure speculation, I couldn’t help but wonder why people are brewing up drama between these two kids.

This could be traced back to the beef between Kanye and Jay-Z, and how the former previously badmouthed the Knowles-Carter clan. Not to mention that North West and Blue Ivy Carter never had play dates.

There’s obviously a fallout between the two families, and the fans couldn’t help but put the kids in the spotlight. One fan even went as far as saying that Sir’s name is a “rip-off” of Saint’s. Seriously, guys?

Bustle even noted that if Kanye and Jay-Z’s feud continues, their children’s rivalry “could span decades.” Unless the two clans settle their differences, of course.

Here’s the problem: When someone is a fan of a certain celebrity, they often can’t help but compare them to their “rivals.” In this case, famous kids are put in the spotlight. People make a big deal out of who’s cuter and which baby has the most followers on Instagram (if they have accounts).

Here, we have several celebrity baby accounts. There’s Olivia Reyes, Scarlet Snow BeloPrimo Arellano, and many more. All of them already have a large following even before they learned to walk and talk.

There will always be the “who’s cuter” discussion among these kids, but going as far as pitting them against each other is just wrong. Especially if hateful trolls attack the kids.

There are a few things more intense than than the love of a dad for his daughter. And in the past few months I've been noticing idiotic trolls in the IG comments section bashing my kid, making comparisons and shit. Such is the reality of social media, there will always be haters. And I just feel the need to speak up now and it's the last that I will about this issue cuz quite frankly I don't give a flying fuck whether we're not as rich, or you don't think my daughter is as pretty, or as smart, or popular or has as many followers or whatever. Dude, Olivia is my princess and nothing will diminish the joy she gives us, or the happiness she brings to the rest of the people here that love her. Olivia's account started merely as a way for us to express our joy to our family and friends and it grew organically into this phenomenon none of us ever expected. We're not in this for popularity or competition. They're babies for crying out loud! Andi and I are just happy to share our little ball of sunshine with the people we love and who love her back. (To her followers and fans. Thank you and we appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts) 🙏🏻❤ now to you losers who have nothing better to do with your lives. Just unfollow. Quit the nasty comments. And maybe someday we will meet in person and I will greet you with a warm smile….And a high five…..in the face…. With a chair. 😉 Cheers! Happy tuesday 😘. #gpreyessays #thatsnohowwetroll

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Still, whatever beef celebrities have with each other shouldn’t involve their young ones. The fans shouldn’t milk it for their own entertainment and intrigue as well. Most of these kids are still in diapers and learning their ABCs, they are not in that age to even care about rivalries.

Remember: They’re still regular kids regardless of their popularity. If you wouldn’t dare teach a child any form of hate, then you’re smart enough to not create drama among them just because you can.


Photo courtesy of Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account

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