Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram page is a modern-day delight. In between her flawless selfies, the actress has cat videos, random pictures of carrots, and bizarre memes. She also frequently posts photos and videos of herself having a bomb-ass time—including the clip she uploaded last night, which someone used as an excuse to mommy-shame her.
Let’s back up: On Monday night (June 5), Beckinsale shared a video of herself dancing with what looks like young children. Beckinsale flips her hair, a guy in the background raises his arm like he’s at a rave—they’re having good times all around. But an Instagrammer named ezsmusic decided to scold Beckinsale for getting her life. According to the user, Beckinsale should’ve been home “taking care of her kids” instead of partying, which is infuriating on many levels—including the fact that she only has one daughter…who is 18 years old.
Beckinsale pointed this out in her epic response to ezsmusic’s asinine comment. “What’s amazing is it is no longer the 18th century so now that my one child is grown I don’t have to stay home (while she’s out with her own friends) playing the pianoforte, getting consumption, or trying to secure her a marriage,” she wrote. “But thank you for the quaint blast from the past . Oh, and I can vote now too! YAY.” Somewhere right now, Chrissy Teigen is beaming.
Check out the comment (and the post that started it all), below:
ezsmusic’s comment proves people still think they can police and comment on women’s behavior, which is both sad and infuriating. Beckinsale’s life and her choices are none of our business. Everyone has the right to let their hair down and rage from time to time—yes, mothers included. It’s pretty mind-boggling some people don’t realize that.