Heidi Klum rarely responds to unkind criticisms from trolls but when some came for her daughters, she let the world know that she will not cower in the face of bullying.
The German-born supermodel shared her experience during a recent sit-down with Elle where she talked about being mommy-shamed by people who were upset because her two daughters, 14-year-old Leni and 8-year-old Lou, occasionally wear high heels in public.
“People get upset, especially in Germany, if they see my daughters wearing high heels,” said Klum, “Big deal!”
She continued, “If we go to a restaurant, they like to get dressed up. It’s fun for them. 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.”
The daughters’ father is the singer Seal, with whom she also has two sons, Henry and Johan.
Klum also talked about how she was recently shamed on Instagram by critics who think it was inappropriate for a mother of four to pose provocatively. She ignored that trolling, but when it comes to her children, please keep your unsolicited opinions to yourselves.