Rumer Willis, known for her roles in movies like “House Bunny” and “Now and Then,” recently faced backlash after sharing her must-have baby items list for New York Magazine’s The Strategist. Some criticized the selections as being too costly for most new parents, prompting the actress to address the negativity on her Instagram Story.
In a candid video shared on October 6, Rumer expressed her surprise at the level of trolling she experienced, despite her years in the public eye. She emphasized that, like anyone else, she is a sensitive human being and urged for kindness in online interactions.
Rumer appealed to her Instagram followers to allow her the space to share her accomplishments and growth, emphasizing her desire to connect with others. She clarified that her intention behind the list was to spread joy through items that bring her happiness.
Despite the criticism, Rumer remains resilient and unswayed. In a subsequent Instagram Story, she shared a heartwarming family photo with her boyfriend Derek and their 6-month-old daughter, expressing gratitude for her life and the love she feels.
As Rumer eloquently put it, “My life is a gift. I have never been happier and feel more in love than I have ever been. I have the most wonderful daughter beyond my wildest dreams. And my story is only beginning.” Her message serves as a powerful reminder that behind the public persona, she is, above all, a person deserving of respect and kindness.
Rumer Willis responds to backlash she received over a list of parenting essentials. pic.twitter.com/oVMpjqOWgx
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