Christina Milian isn’t one to shy away from speaking her mind. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the singer and actress is joining a list of other celebrities who are shaming journalist Katie Hopkins for making some extremely disheartening comments about a young, disabled boy.
Jaxon Emmett Bell, known by most as Jaxon Strong, was born last year with a rare condition called microhydranencephaly, caused by his brain and skull being physically underdeveloped. And despite doctors predicting a short life for the boy, he recently passed his 13-month milestone.
Here is where Katie Hopkins comes in. The controversial British journalist tweeted a photo of the “miracle baby” on September 28 with the caption, “Plain wrong. If your baby has half a head, you don’t have it. Cruel and inhumane.” Hopkins received a lot of rage, notably from celebrity reporter Perez Hilton, who called her a few choice names.
And now, Christina Milian has also spoken out publicly via her Facebook account. She posted a link to an article on her blog that ridiculed Hopkins for judging the child and captioned it, “She needs to keep her opinions to herself. Seriously.”
The majority of people who commented on Milian’s Facebook post had something nasty to say about Hopkins, such as “Katie Hopkins’ parents should have aborted her,” and another user who called her “a disgrace to the human race.” However, a couple of commenters actually condemned Christina Milian for bringing even more attention to Katie Hopkins. As one follower commented, “You’re playing right into her hands by sharing something like this and giving her added publicity and notoriety. I didn’t even know who she was, and now I do, which is exactly what she was going for.”
Milian, who is a mother herself of a three-year-old daughter, is just one of many celebrities who have posted on social media about Jaxon’s story. Ashton Kutcher (also a new dad) shared the story on his Facebook page just last week.
Katie Hopkins, Twitter post, September 28, 2015, 6:55 a.m.
Christina Milian’s Facebook page, accessed October 6, 2015.