Yumi Stynes hits back at 'clickbait' columnist for criticism
YUMI Stynes has spoken out after copping a tirade of abuse for being photographed on the red carpet with her daughter in a nappy.
Daily Telegraph columnist David Campbell criticised Stynes in what he described as a 'fashion faux paux' for taking her six month old daughter Mercy to the Paddington Bear premier in a nappy.
He questioned why everyone elses children were fully clothed at the event so why not Yumi's.
"At that age, if my children were in public, they at least wore a singlet and a nappy cover," Campbell said.
Overnight Stynes hit back at the criticism after being bullied online by the 'mum army' for the incident.
Other TV personalities have also weighed in on the issue both for and against.
"I refused to kiss a guy who'd given me a ride on his motorbike when I was 19 and in retaliation he punched me hard enough in the stomach that I doubled over. I was so shocked that one human would do that to another that I actually did not know how to react," she said.
"It was a bit of the same stunned immobility that took over when I was attacked on Monday by a newspaper columnist over my "weird" decision to take my six-month-old daughter to a film premiere dressed in nothing but her nappy. The column was a piece-by-piece takedown accusing me of being a dodgy mother making a "massive fashion faux-pas" with my infant.
An accompanying photo showed me beaming proudly at the camera while holding my surprised-looking baby."
Stynes hit back at Campbell for using a photo of her and creating an issue to 'get clicks'.
"In this case, the columnist created a two-pronged outrage. One - directed at me, for being so crappy a person as to take my child to a fancy event chronically under-dressed. How dare I?
"The other - directed at himself for being a judgemental douchebag who really has no right to comment.
"It's a win-win for the columnist, of whom no one has ever previously heard and whose worth is measured in clicks.
"For what it's worth, I'm not in possession of the required sh--- to give to defend my decision to dress my daughter in nothing but a nappy. She's a BABY.
"If we have reached a point where that's an issue then we truly have all gone mad! It's a non-story and I'm sorry that it reached the news, the talk shows, the papers."