Travis Barker, the rock drummer and husband of reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian, recently sparked controversy for liking a social media post.
Travis Barker receives backlash for liking his daughter’s Instagram post.
This wasn’t just any post, though. It was a picture of his daughter Alabama, who turns 18 next month, wearing quite a revealing dress.
Travis has not responded to the criticism.
While there is nothing inherently wrong with a father expressing admiration for his child’s achievements, some social media users have deemed his action “ridiculous.”
People had mixed thoughts about the dress since Alabama is only 17.
Alabama, who is the youngest of Travis’ two children with his ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, posted a picture of herself in an elegant dress. And while it accentuated her youthful charm, the front string was just about able to cover her cleavage area.
She won’t let people tear her down.
Proud of his daughter’s growing confidence, however, Travis went and liked the post.
Travis’ parenting was questioned over his decision to like the post.
This simple act of fatherly support was met with a lot of criticism, both in the comment section of the teen’s post and on X.
Some online users found it inappropriate for Travis to publicly express his admiration for the post given Alabama’s age.
But not everybody was against Travis’ decision.
Others argued that it was possible that Travis liked the post not because he was endorsing anything unsavory but simply because he was proud of his daughter. One fan went as far as to say he may have been celebrating Alabama’s growing confidence.
Were fans overreacting over Alabama’s dress?
One of the biggest arguments made was that Alabama will be turning 18 in a few weeks. She is on the cusp of adulthood – a time when young people are exploring their identities and expressing themselves in new and diverse ways.
Alabama proudly carries the title of being daddy’s little girl.
Perhaps this dress symbolizes for Alabama a newfound maturity and independence. Some say Travis simply saw the post and wanted to acknowledge and support his daughter’s growth.
Travis is going to protect his daughter at all costs, regardless of what social media thinks.
Regardless of the controversy, one thing is clear – Travis is a proud father.
Whether he’s cheering from the sidelines during Alabama’s performances, liking her social media posts, or defending her against online trolls.
Alabama claps back at people for body shaming her over viral paparazzi photos.
Alabama has grown up in the public eye due to her father’s fame and her stepmother-to-be Kardashian’s high-profile lifestyle.
But life in the limelight has also brought on its own set of challenges for the 17-year-old to tackle.
Travis is known to be very close with his kids.
Back in August, she was photographed while enjoying a casual day out with Kourtney. The pictures, which were rapidly circulated online, attracted undue attention and led to unkind remarks about her body, with some going as far as to call Alabama “fat.”
Alabama hit back at those who mocked her appearance.
However, her response was that of unshakeable confidence and maturity beyond her years. She did not shrink away from the online trolls who mocked her appearance.
Being the step-daughter of a Kardashian has thrown Alabama in the spotlight to a greater extent.
Instead, she chose to push back against the body shamers by taking directly to her TikTok to address the incident and reminding everyone that body shaming is never acceptable.
She addressed her recent weight gain, saying it was partially due to her autoimmune disease.
“I would love to see you guys getting random pictures taken of you when you’re leaving the grocery store, middle of the sentence, with your mouth wide open,” she said.
Defending herself against online trolls.
“Let’s see how beautiful you look. I also have a thyroid problem and an autoimmune disease, so that’s one of the main reasons why I have weight gain,” Alabama continued.
Alabama made it clear she wasn’t going to let haters shame her for gaining weight.
Alabama then said, “You guys act like I’ve gained 1,000 pounds, it’s like 5, 10 pounds, which is so normal… weight fluctuates and I don’t want any girls that are young watching this that are gaining weight to ever think there’s something wrong with it.”
Her dad is married to a Kardashian, who knows all about navigating the media and dealing with bad press.
This isn’t the first time Alabama has had to deal with body shamers. She has often been targeted by online trolls due to her physique and style choices.
Alabama sticks up for herself.
However, each time she has faced this adversity with grace and courage, which some could say is setting an example for young girls who follow her.
She’s already being media trained, it seems.
Perhaps she’s learning from Kourtney Kardashian’s family, who have managed to overcome any negative press that’s come their way in the last 15 years.
Travis now has another child… with Kourtney
In a delightful turn of events that has fans and followers overjoyed in early November, Kourtney and Travis welcomed their first baby together — a boy.
Expanding the ever-growing family.
The news of the arrival of this little bundle of joy spread like wildfire, causing waves of congratulations to pour in from all corners on social media, including from their famous friends.
It’s a baby boy!
This heartwarming development marks a new chapter in the lives of the high-profile couple, who have already been together for over two years.
Fans and family members congratulated the couple.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan was reportedly overjoyed at the addition to their ever-growing family as Kourtney’s sisters and mother Kris Jenner were spotted sharing adorable congratulatory messages on social media.
No word on the baby’s name yet.
The baby’s name and other details are yet to be revealed, but one can be sure that the anticipation is at an all-time high.