When you are a soccer mom, you might think that you are free and clear to navigate but there are certain rules that need to be followed. Although they are unwritten, if you break the rules, you are going to be shamed for it.
Country music star, Carrie Underwood, apparently failed to follow the rules of being a sports mom when she took her three-year-old son, Isaiah, to a soccer game. The online haters were there to point out her mistakes.
When Underwood shared a selfie on Instagram, it created a stir. The caption of the post claimed that she is now ‘officially a soccer mom’.
“It’s chilly out but I’m staying warm rocking some @caliabycarrie …the kids played a good game! Isaiah scored two goals for his team…and one for the other team. Hey, a goal’s a goal!” she added.
Many commenters were happy with the fact that she was out there for her son and was “cheering him on.” Not everybody that saw the post had the same perspective.
Some of the commenters were not impressed by the fact that she was out there for her son, they were concerned with her appearance.
“Why full face of makeup at a soccer game?” one user asked. “Just weird Carrie has to be totally camera ready for EVERY shot.”
“I hate to judge but damn those eyebrows. Yikes,” commented another.
“Well that is a crap ton of makeup for a soccer game,” read another comment. “Can I get the same makeup artist for my son’s Saturday morning t-ball games?” asked one mom.
One user called the Grammy winner “insecure” for getting “that dolled up for a soccer game,” while another chimed in that “Real sports moms don’t wear 20lbs of makeup on their face to game and practices.”
Some of the commenters also wondered why she would post a selfie rather than posting a picture of her son playing in the game.
Despite the fact that it receives some negative feedback, there were others who were quick to get behind Underwood.
“I’m a mom and I wear makeup to my son’s soccer games as well screw the jealous haters!” wrote one supporter.
“I’m a soccer mom at the field every Saturday and I wear makeup EVERY game,” wrote another fan. “It is who I am. She is cheering on her son, it doesn’t matter if she has makeup on or not what matters is she is watching her son and having a great time. If you don’t like how she shows up to a game don’t look at her account.”
Many others complimented Underwood for her “flawless” and “natural” makeup. One mom even jokingly asked that she “drop that makeup tutorial.”
Admittedly, some mothers have to deal with busier schedules and they may not be able to take the time to keep up appearances. That doesn’t mean that every mother standing on the sidelines should look like they didn’t try.
If Underwood feels that it is important to put on makeup for her own needs, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with it. What people should be looking at is her dedication to doing the best that she can as a mother. Her son is not going to remember what his mother looked like on the day that she came out to the soccer game. He may just have some fond memories of her cheering him on from the sidelines.
Like many celebrities, Underwood finds herself in the spotlight and that means that sometimes, there is going to be some shaming taking place.
She recently faced some severe criticism for looking different after she had a ‘freak random accident’ that injured her face and broke her wrist. She had to have up to 50 stitches.
Underwood was shamed for ‘having lip injections that are too much’, as well as for being ‘insulting’ and ‘fake’.
A day after the soccer game selfie that caused such a stir, she posted another selfie that Supported Ricky Martin’s efforts in helping rebuild Puerto Rico after last year’s Hurricane Maria.