Note to many people on the Internet:
You really need to find another hobby.
Especially if you’re spending your time on social media over-analyzing the photo of a year-and-a-half year old child you’ve never met.
We’re guessing Amy Slaton agrees with this assessment.
Late last week, the 1000-Lb. Sisters star was forced to jump on Instagram in order to defend herself as a parent sharing what she (rightfully) believe was a harmless photo of her young son, Gage.
As you can see below, the photo simply featured this toddler standing by a couch, pacifier in his mouth, looking adorable.
Way, way, way in the background, however? On the floor?
One can look very closely and see… something. It just appears to be some kind of… item.
To the eyes of some observers, this ws a toilet brush.
And to the shock of these same observers, Slaton was letting her son play with the toilet brush, an act they found to be disgusting.
“Amy, you have your own home. You should keep it clean for your son,” one moronic follower wrote, for example. “‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ as they say
The thing is, this wasn’t a toilet brush.
And poor Amy had to explain what these judgmental strangers were looking at via an updated caption.
"Not a toilet bowl brush is literally a marshmallow on a stick from a campfire toy set!!! Wow," wrote the TLC personaliity on Friday.
In a subsequent photo, she even zoomed in on the play set from which this pretend stick was taken.
Case closed, we hope.
The crude social media remarks came more than two weeks after Amy’s sister, Tammy Slaton, gave viewers an update on season 4 of 1000-Lb. Sisters.
“We haven’t started filming for season 4 yet. It’s going to be quite a while before it airs,” Tammy said in response to a fan’s question via Instagram on March 10.
The good news? Season 4 is happening!
The bad news? It may not air for a long time.
Will it feature Amy, though?
Last month, this sibling expressed some hesitance about filming again.
Especially now that she’s expecting a second child.
“I’ve been on the show for three years. At first, it was easy, but now that I have Gage it’s, like, he doesn’t want me out of his sight,” Amy said on February 2.
“I feel like I’m being a bad mom when I’m at work. He’s always at Granny’s when we’re filming and stuff. I feel like I’m losing valuable time.”
Amy emphasized that shooting the series while pregnant would be difficult — but emphasized if “they cut down [her] hours, [she’d] probably be fine," adding:
“Last season, I was working every day for weeks, plus renovating a house, plus Gage, plus Tammy, plus my mom.
"It was just a lot last year and I can’t do it … I can’t discuss how much I get paid, but that’s my main job, and posting videos on YouTube.”