Mom shamers find a way to suck the fun out of everything, and their latest crusade is no exception. Kelly Clarkson posted a sweet video of her daughter on Sunday, and the haters immediately criticized her choices.
The singer set off controversy by letting 2-year-old River Rose try Nutella, that sweet, sweet chocolatey goodness everyone loves. Well, almost everyone. “Stop eating Nutella,” one commenter said. “It’s been confirmed to give cancer.”
“Nutella is hella bad for you,” another person agreed. The criticism then goes from condescending to downright cruel. “Nutella is PACKED with sugars. Don’t make your kids blow up,” one troll wrote. Another even said, “Giving food like this to a child is child abuse.”
Um, it’s Nutella. If you’ve ever tasted it, you’ve tasted heaven, not cancer. Last year, false reports claimed Nutella contained carcinogenic palm oil. However, manufacturer Ferraro clarified the hazelnut spread is a-okay to eat, no matter what Facebook headlines say.
Safety is our top priority. We carefully select raw materials & use production processes w/ strict quality criteria to ensure safe products.
— Nutella (@NutellaUSA) January 13, 2017
Jaclyn London, R.D., Nutrition Director at the Good Housekeeping Institute, agrees. “There is absolutely zero substantial evidence to suggest that Nutella increases cancer risk,” she says. “No single food product can increase your risk of chronic disease in isolation!”