For celebrity parents, it must be hard to ignore the thousands (or even millions) of people who have opinions about how you raise your kids.

Particularly when you’re a public personality who does share parts of your personal life on social media, it’s all too easy for fans and haters alike to turn on you in an instant.

That was the case for Jessica Simpson and her son, Ace.

Like plenty of parents, Jessica waited several years to cut her son’s beautiful blond locks for the first time. The little boy’s long hairstyle was one that some people didn’t believe was appropriate for a little boy. Of course, Jessica didn’t let online commenters’ harsh words affect her parenting choices — but I imagine seeing those cruel comments did sting a little.

In any event, the singer-actress finally decided to mark the “first haircut” milestone for her son and shared an “after” picture showing the drastic transformation.

Scroll through to see just how different Jessica’s son looks now!

Thumbnail Photos: Wikimedia Commons // Instagram / Jessica Simpson

 Instagram / Jessica Simpson

Jessica and her husband, former NFL player Eric Johnson, have been together since 2010.

The two married in 2014. It was a second marriage for both. The singer-actress was previously famously married to singer Nick Lachey.

 Instagram / Jessica Simpson

The couple shares two kids — daughter Maxwell Drew and son Ace Knute.

 Instagram / Jessica Simpson

Maxwell and Ace are very close in age. Jessica’s daughter was born in May 2012.

Ace was born just over a year later, in June 2013.

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