The rise of social media means that our parents are online: they want to be our friends on Facebook, they want to upload photos of us on Twitter, and they can’t wait to comment on our posts on Instagram. The horror! Now imagine that your parents were world-renowned actors, pop stars, and celebrities. Every move they make gets viewed thousands if not millions of times. And God forbid they decide to troll you for the entire world to see.

Some stars really enjoyed poking fun at their kids online and we’ve got some of the best examples of celeb parents trolling their children. When you’re done enjoying this post, check out Bored Panda’s list about the times that parents ‘destroyed’ their kids on Facebook right here. Let us know in the comments if you think celeb or regular parents make better online trolls.

Celebrity expert Mike Sington, whom Bored Panda got in touch with, said that "gentle online trolling of your kids is actually a very modern way of parenting." Read on for the rest of Mike's insights about celebrity parents, the challenges that they face, and why trolling kids shouldn't be overdone.

#1

When Actor Jerry O’Connell Taught His Kids What Real Music Sounds Like

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

I was the kid who whined about "old" music but in fact, loved it.

Oliver Casasola
Community Member
2 months ago

Define "old"

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B
Community Member
2 months ago

From when my kids were born and we went anywhere in my car I would play A7X, MCR, Rammstein, SOAD etc loudly. Now they're both teenagers and listen to the same music and tell me when they discover a new band. Happy days. :D

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
2 months ago

said every parent, to every teenager, ever...

Some Cool Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

When doves cry

Shopper East
Community Member
2 months ago

"Real" music is any melodic noise with a beat that pleases a particular human that's made with any instrument from a stick/log or just your voice box to a grand piano or computerized synthetic program. Teach your kids that Jerry, you wannabe music snob. LOL

Allison Kavanagh
Community Member
2 months ago

"Too bald" HAHAHAHHAHAH

Eve
Community Member
2 months ago

Prince! Yes!!!

Emmaline Yuzu
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL!

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
2 months ago

I am sure glad my pop always liked the same music as I did.. My niece & nephew however, I love embarrassing them every chance I get

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

THAT is not what it sounds like when dove's cry!!

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 months ago

The kids are going to call Child Protective Services!

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not a Prince fan either....

Horizon
Community Member
2 months ago

I LOVE THIS 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
2 months ago

What. The. Hell. I'm pretty sure my SPINE is bleeding from that noise

Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

"...just like my father, too bald (points at head)" ...NO, JERRY!

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 months ago

"When doves cryyyyyyyyyyyy iiiiiiiii" Ah, Prince was too much for their young ears!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

What's with the weird facelift, Jerry? Saw you in a movie a year ago and someone in the audience muttered: "Plastic surgeon is not his friend."

Lynn Dougherty Quin
Community Member
2 months ago

Irrelevant and rude comment.

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Josh Coker
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2 months ago

this is me with new guys we hire at my job and i'm asked to train. i'm 44 and they hire these 20 yr olds and they look at me like i'm high. music has JUST diminished to garbage.

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#2

When Footballer David Beckham Told His Son Brooklyn To Get Off Facebook Live And Go To School

When Footballer David Beckham Told His Son Brooklyn To Get Off Facebook Live And Go To School

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Rabbit Carrot
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2 months ago

Haha good for him.

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#3

When Ryan Reynolds Absolutely 'Destroyed' His 6-Month-Old Daughter’s Art Skills

When Ryan Reynolds Absolutely 'Destroyed' His 6-Month-Old Daughter’s Art Skills

VancityReynolds Report

ML
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2 months ago

I was pretty sure when it said famous dads trolling that Ryan Reynolds will be in the list

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According to Hollywood's Ultimate Insider Mike, gently trolling kids on social media is a way to connect and bond with them. However, celebrity parents should try not to overdo things because it might backfire on them.

"You go to where your kids are, and where they are is online. It’s a clever way to get their attention and be able to bond with them. It’s got to be done in a kind-hearted manner though, or could easily backfire. If you make your kid angry, as easily as you trolled them, they can just as easily block you!"

#4

When Alec Baldwin Let Everyone Know He Wasn't A Fan Of His Daughter’s 'Sexy Photos'

When Alec Baldwin Let Everyone Know He Wasn't A Fan Of His Daughter’s 'Sexy Photos'

irelandbasingerbaldwin Report

B
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people don't seem to realise that the second you put a photo/vid online, it's there forever. Things can come back to haunt you down the line.

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#5

When Actor Seth Rogen’s Mom Shamed Him And Told Him To Call Her

When Actor Seth Rogen’s Mom Shamed Him And Told Him To Call Her

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

Aww so sweet

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#6

When Pop Legend Madonna Schooled Her Ex On Her Son’s Instagram Photo

When Pop Legend Madonna Schooled Her Ex On Her Son’s Instagram Photo

mrbobbyrich Report

Amy Grant
Community Member
2 months ago

how to hummiliate your kid globally. 10 points for both!

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According to Mike, parenting when you're a star with the world's gaze on you 24/7 is immensely challenging. "Every move you’re making is being watched. If a negative interaction with your kid is observed, or seen on your or your kid’s social media, it’s going to rocket around the world. That can be damaging to not only your relationship with your child, but it can also be damaging to your career," the celebrity expert explained the dangers of slipping up even a single time when trolling kids.

"The scrutiny of being a celebrity parent can be overwhelming," he added.

#7

When Serena Williams’ Husband, Alexis Ohanian, Commented On Their Daughter’s Photo

When Serena Williams’ Husband, Alexis Ohanian, Commented On Their Daughter’s Photo

olympiaohanian Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

Cute pic and comment :)

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#8

When Actress Sarah Hyland’s Mom Complimented Her Daughter’s Fiancé Wells Adams On His Good Looks

When Actress Sarah Hyland’s Mom Complimented Her Daughter’s Fiancé Wells Adams On His Good Looks

wellsadams Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

MOTHER

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#9

When TV Host Jimmy Kimmel Completely Embarrassed His Daughters On Instagram

When TV Host Jimmy Kimmel Completely Embarrassed His Daughters On Instagram

katiekimmel Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I'm impressed. An only 4 yo painted this?

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While it’s no surprise that some celebs great at trolling have a background in comedy, there were some unexpected contenders, too, like legendary singer Mick Jagger.

Apparently, some stars aren’t afraid to show they’ve got a softer, human side and that they love to have fun, too.

That’s one thing that we tend to forget about celebrities—that behind the coating of glitz, glamor, and glitter, they’re people just like you and I. And they have most of the same parenting problems and rely on pretty much the same advice as us regular non-famous folks.

#10

When Judd Apatow Said He Didn't Even Realize That Actress Lena Dunham Took His Daughter Iris On A Trip To London

When Judd Apatow Said He Didn't Even Realize That Actress Lena Dunham Took His Daughter Iris On A Trip To London

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Rabbit Carrot
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2 months ago

Lena Dunham is so problematic.

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#11

When Will Smith Hilariously Recreated His Son Jaden’s Music Video Shot For Shot

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

I like how he can't avoid leting out giggles when doing it, specially at the beggining.

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#12

When Film Director Judd Apatow Made His Daughter Iris Uncomfortable With His Amazing Good Looks

When Film Director Judd Apatow Made His Daughter Iris Uncomfortable With His Amazing Good Looks

juddapatow Report

John Laurens/Gay Turtle
Community Member
2 months ago

That's me when I'm hanging out with my pretty friends and I'm just there looking like a camel

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For instance, beloved Canadian actor (and one of the funniest people alive) Ryan Reynolds explained just how important it is to be present and active as a dad, as well as how vital it is to be a team player when you start having children comes into the world.

“Just do the dirty work, man. You gotta do the diapers, you gotta do the middle of the night thing. I mean, your wife—a human being will exit your wife, so she’s done enough. Just change the diapers,” Reynolds said on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers.’

#13

When Judd Apatow Trolled His Daughters Maude And Iris By Posting Their Photo Online

When Judd Apatow Trolled His Daughters Maude And Iris By Posting Their Photo Online

commentsbycelebs Report

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
2 months ago

Huh? ...what's wrong with the picture? More importantly WHAT on EARTH is that on the wall behind them!?

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#14

When Football Star David Beckham Roasted His Son Brooklyn For Bragging About His Instagram Followers

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 months ago

"I got 52 (million)".... crushed his kid, LOL!

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#15

When Kelly Ripa Told Her Daughter Lola To Turn Off Her Phone And Go Clean Her Room

When Kelly Ripa Told Her Daughter Lola To Turn Off Her Phone And Go Clean Her Room

kellyripa Report

Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Wow. Those are some impressive genetics.

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#16

When Actress Leslie Mann Called Her Daughter Iris Out For Her Makeup Skills

When Actress Leslie Mann Called Her Daughter Iris Out For Her Makeup Skills

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

My mother is slso always like this. Never a comment that's just "cute", "nice", "well" or "good".

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#17

When Denise Jonas 'Hated' Her Sons' Face Swap Photo

When Denise Jonas 'Hated' Her Sons' Face Swap Photo

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Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
2 months ago

Which face is swapped, and are these rowan atkinson's kids?

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#18

When Barbara Streisand Told Her Stepson To Smile And 'Show His Teeth'

When Barbara Streisand Told Her Stepson To Smile And 'Show His Teeth'

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Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

"You were in my backyard and didn't call me?" I guess that backyard is bigger than any I've ever lived with.

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#19

When Kim Kardashian Wanted To Wish Her Daughter A Happy Birthday But Ended Up Trolling Her Instead

When Kim Kardashian Wanted To Wish Her Daughter A Happy Birthday But Ended Up Trolling Her Instead

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

These people do everything wrong.

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#20

When Victoria Beckham Trolled Her Son Brooklyn About Playing With Dolls

When Victoria Beckham Trolled Her Son Brooklyn About Playing With Dolls

victoriabeckham Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

I love that a boy or a girl or other like dolls, why not? Wait, is she her mother?

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#21

When Mick Jagger Totally 'Annihilated' His Son Lucas On Instagram With Just One Comment

When Mick Jagger Totally 'Annihilated' His Son Lucas On Instagram With Just One Comment

mickjagger Report

Kyle D
Community Member
2 months ago

Am I missing something ... how is a comment to "watch out for the water" a 'total annihilation'?

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#22

When Zoe Kravitz Shared A Selfie Of Her ~smoky Eye~ Look. And Her Dad Slid Into The Comments With This

When Zoe Kravitz Shared A Selfie Of Her ~smoky Eye~ Look. And Her Dad Slid Into The Comments With This

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 months ago

Not bothered by what she wants to do make-up wise but I'm not sure I'd go with calling this 'smoky'. It's a teensy-weensy bit less subtle than smoky!

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