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Paris Hilton has hit back at people on the internet who mocked the physical appearance of her baby boy, Phoenix.
The reality television stalwart had posted a picture of the child, who is nine months old, on Instagram, saying it was her “precious angel baby’s” first time in New York.
But some commenters picked up on the size of Phoenix’s head.
One person joked: “Y’all he’s just got a lot on his mind leave the kid alone.”
Others speculated whether or not Phoenix’s large head was a result of a medical condition.
Hotel heiress Hilton responded in the comments section: “There are some sick people in this world.
“My angel is perfectly healthy. And yes, of course he has been to a doctor, he just has a large brain.”
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Hilton and her husband, businessman Carter Reum, welcomed Phoenix on 16 January. They married in 2021.
After he was born, she told People magazine: “It’s always been my dream to be a mother, and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other.
“We are so excited to start our family together, and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy.”
Her post featuring the child is the latest example of a celebrity posting a picture of their young children online, also known as sharenting, which has become an increasingly controversial practice.
Some experts say parents should avoid posting pictures of their children until they are old enough to give consent.
Earlier this year, politicians in France even put forward a bill which would stop mums and dads from making money by posting photos and videos of their kids.
Nonetheless, commenters’ jibes on Hilton’s Instagram seem particularly cruel, given Phoenix has no way of defending himself.
The negativity surrounding the post even made its way as far as TikTok, where one user posted a video defending the child.
They said: “I think Phoenix is adorable... You know he just has a big head because he has a small body and he’s gonna grow into it.
“And I also wanna bet that he’s a much cuter baby than most of these people in the comments were when they were babies... Leave Phoenix alone.”
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