Witney Carson took a week-long getaway to Lake Powell — one of her favorite vacation spots — with her husband and one-year-old son Leo.
The Dancing With the Stars pro let her Instagram followers know that she would be off the grid for a while while she soaked up the special moments and made some memories with her family. Upon her return, Carson shared some photos from the trip, including family fun on a boat and even a bonfire on the beach.
“A whole week with no service and some of my favorite people! Loved every minute,” Carson captioned an Instagram post uploaded on May 21, 2022. However, it wasn’t long before some people started criticizing Carson.
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Shortly after Carson uploaded some photos from her trip to Lake Powell, a few concerned people took to the comments section to ask why Leo was on a boat without a life jacket.
“Baby on a boat and without a life jacket. What,” one person commented.
“Looks so fun, but shouldn’t the baby have a life jacket on board a watercraft? Everything imaginable [sic] happen,” added another.
“You may want to look at the life jacket and leo boating laws in your state and others,” read a third comment.
“It amazes me how people can let that happen [sic] Children and yourself not to wear life jackets. Don’t @ me with your bulls*** about it, it was just for a picture. Anyone who has lost a loved one because they are not wearing a life jacket would tell you it’s not worth it,” wrote a fourth Instagram user.
After another family outing, Carson also received her fair share of backlash. The mother-of-one shared a video of her son on a boat in August 2021, and her post drew heavy criticism for more than one reason.
The video featured baby Leo in a baseball cap and diaper, and Carson chose the Kenndog song “Beethoven” for the post. She used the uncensored version with the n-word, and fans filled the post’s comments section, telling Carson that the song choices weren’t appropriate.
“Wow. Song choice. Bad. And WHY would you choose it?” one person asked.
“Very disappointed in the background song you chose. The words are vile and very inappropriate,” said another.
Also, Leo was on a boat and wasn’t wearing a life jacket, so several people let Carson know their feelings about that, too.
“My first thought wasn’t how cute it was but where his life jacket is,” wrote one Instagram user.
“I love you… but regardless of age or intention, all babies and children MUST wear a life jacket when near the water. If you couldn’t reach him or save him, you would never forgive yourself. Accidents happen,” read another comment.
Carson has since deleted this post.
CONTINUE READING: Witney Carson’s son Leo’s behavior has been described as “terrible”.