Heidi Klum is ruthless. Whether she’s making designers cry on Project Runway or keeping a stone-cold face on America’s Got Talent, the 45-year-old isn’t here for nonsense, which is why, when she learned that some people (ahem, mommy-shamers, ahem) were criticizing her for her daughters’ choices to wear heels, she knew she had to shut them down.
The former Victoria’s Secret model took aim at her mommy-shamers in an interview with Elle, in which she opened up about the criticism that she has faced as a mom for allowing her 14-year-old daughter Helene and 8-year-old daughter Lou to wear heels. “People get upset, especially in Germany, if they see my daughters wearing high heels. Big deal!” Klum said.
Clapping back at the criticism, Klum explained that her daughters only wear heels for special occasions and are usually only in them for the small walk from the car to the restaurant. She also pointed out that her daughters’ choice to wear heels is theirs, so why do so many people care?
“If we go to a restaurant, they like to get dressed up. It’s fun for them,” Klum said. “So what if they hobble on their little heels for 20 steps from the car to the restaurant? As long as they’re good kids and they get good grades, they can wear what they want to wear.
Klum is right. As a parent to four children, there are a lot more important things to care about than her daughters wearing heels. Instead of policing her kids’ choices and Klum’s ability as a parent, perhaps mommy-shamers can use that time to stay off the internet and realize that Klum—and many celebrity moms—don’t give two cents about what parenting advice they have to give.