AceShowbiz - Deena Cortese isn't staying quiet when being mom-shamed online. Having found herself at the receiving end of unwanted comments for not putting shoes on one-year-old Christopher "CJ" John, the "Jersey Shore" star hit back by opening up about a foot deformity her baby boy suffered.
On Tuesday, January 14, the 32-year-old informed her Instagram followers that her son with husband Christopher Buckner has Metatarsus Adductus. "…and will be getting night braces to get it corrected," she assured before further explaining, "he's had it since he was born but we noticed it at 10 months when he started walking."
The reality star continued on to make sure people know that she has consulted with doctors about the condition, adding that she and her husband have "been on top of it." Unfortunately, she detailed that CJ's "right foot has an extreme case and he literally can not get a shoe on .. that is why CJ isn't in shoes and just socks and booties."
In the same post, Deena addressed the "ridiculing" messages she received from other mothers who didn't even know her boy's situation. To those parenting police, she advised, "please before messaging me telling me what I should do or asking and making comments about why he's not wearing shoes.. maybe ask if I've already looked into what you see could be wrong."
Noting that as a mother, she "most likely noticed it before anyone else", Deena reasoned, "I just didn't think it was necessary to let anyone know why his feet went the way they do .. or the reason he's not wearing shoes .. I appreciate the concerning messages but maybe come in asking and not telling .. that doesn't make a mother feel great."
Along with her lengthy message, the "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" star uploaded a screenshot of a long text that partially read, "You shouldn't call mothers out by telling them what they should do before knowing or asking for facts first."
Deena and her husband welcomed CJ on January 5, 2019. She announced the happy news on social media by posting photos and a video of their bundle of joy. "Our Little Man has finally arrived," she gushed. "Ugh mommy and daddy love you so much CJ ..youre our everything I never thought I could love Chris anymore that I did until I saw him hold CJ."