A MUM who proudly took to social media to show off the meals she cooks for her baby daughter has been faced with nasty comments from trolls.
Graca Walters has over two millions followers on her Texy Kitchen page on TikTok, and frequently shares recipes on the social media site.
And while she receives mostly complimentary messages from followers, the fact she decided to start giving 13-month-old daughter Zuri some of the African and Caribbean-inspired dishes she'd had as a child didn't sit well with some.
She was inundated with cruel comments from trolls, one of whom wrote on a video of rice and a lamb curry that Graca was making for Zuri: "Who would ever feed their kid that disgusting food."
"My dog wouldn’t even eat that," another commented.
"Wtf is that the baby should be getting fruit and vegetables not that c**p," a third added.
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Others called Graca "abusive", and some even threatened to contact child services about what she's been feeding Zuri.
Graca opened up to Today about the comments, admitting: "Where I come from we don’t have baby food in containers and jars.
"I’m giving Zuri what my mother gave me. She likes curry. She likes lamb. She likes Jamaican food, too"
As for how she's dealt with remarks from trolls, she added: "It hurt my feelings a lot in the beginning.
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"I’m not doing anything wrong."
Grace added in an interview with the BLW podcast: "I think people reacted strongly, and I got a lot of hate, especially from moms.
"I'm not trying to mum shame or anything because it's hard to prepare meals every day for your baby.
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"It's time-consuming – we have a lot of women who have jobs and stuff like that. It's not easy to come back home and go preparing a whole meal for a baby.
"So I get that part, but I feel like I got a lot of hate because maybe some mothers were projecting their cooking insecurities on me."
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