Kourtney Kardashian has faced the ire of internet mommy-shamers many times, and she’s always taken it in stride—usually opting to say nothing at all. “Once in a while, I may respond to a negative comment for fun, or if something really does bother me, I definitely have the platform to correct it…but I usually don’t think twice,” she told Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Rose Inc. in a recent interview. “No matter what it is that I am doing, someone has something to say, good or bad.”
She continued, “The worst, though, is when people I don’t know give unsolicited parenting advice. No one knows my kids better than me, I’ve got this, I’m good, thanks.”
One piece of unsolicited parenting advice she rejects wholeheartedly? That she shouldn’t kiss her three children—Reign, 5; Mason, 10; and Penelope, 7—on the lips. When asked by Rose Inc. what the one thing is she’ll never apologize for, Kardashian said, “Kissing my kids on the lips.”
Kardashian is far from the only celebrity who’s received criticism for this (perfectly harmless) display of affection. In 2016, Hilary Duff shut down trolls who dragged her for kissing her son, Luca, on the lips at Disneyland. “For anyone commenting that a kiss on the lips with my 4-year-old is ‘inapprorpiate,’ go ahead and click a quick ‘unfollow’ with your warped minds and judgment,” she wrote at the time.
Kourtney Kardashian has been incredibly open about her life as mother. She told Harper’s Bazaar in 2015 that the best part of being a parent is “watching your kids grow every day—watching all the little moments.”
“I actually think my favorite part is that you relive your own childhood—going to Disneyland and watching all the movies I watched when I was a kid,” she added. “I have so many of the books we read when we were little—so reading all the same books again. It’s really fun—you almost get to be a kid again and do all those magical things.”