Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew unleashes Facebook ‘mother war’ with a video of her daughter Molly, one – hitting back at the troll who accused her of ‘endangering’ her child
Edwina Bartholomew has revealed how an innocent video of her one-year-old daughter Molly on Facebook sparked a ‘mother war’.
The Sunrise news anchor posted a clip to social media of her little girl playing with a kettle, prompting a troll to accuse her of “ endangering ” her child.
Edwina, 37, addressed the ‘snafu’ in her column The Daily Telegraph Friday insist that the kettle in the video was ‘neither filled with hot liquid’ nor ‘on a hot stove’.
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Hits back: Sunrise newscaster Edwina Bartholomew has revealed how an innocent video of her one-year-old daughter, Molly, sparked a ‘mother war’ on Facebook
“A mother on Facebook accused me of endangering my child by letting her play with an object that would have been dangerous in any other context,” she wrote.
“From the tone of the mail, you’d think I would have my daughter chop a doll apart with a sharp carving knife, or drive the car home.”
The video in question, which Edwina posted to Instagram on April 13, showed Molly studying her own reflection in the stainless steel kettle, before looking up at her mother and smiling.
Edwina responded to her troll by saying she felt she was doing the right thing by letting her daughter play with the kitchen appliance.
No danger here! The 37-year-old presenter had posted a clip on social media of her little girl playing with a cauldron, leading a troll accusing her of “ endangering ” her child.
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent,” she added in her column. “Just a whole bunch of us doing the best we can do with a lot less sleep than we need.”
Edwina and her husband, Neil Varcoe, announced that they were expecting their first child in June 2019.
“We are having a baby, expected in December,” she told her colleagues live on Sunrise.
No danger: Edwina, 37, addressed the ‘snafu’ in her column for The Daily Telegraph on Friday, insisting that the kettle in the video was ‘neither filled with hot liquid’ nor ‘on a hot stove’
‘We are super excited and our family is very excited,’ she added. “Mommy was bursting at the seams telling everyone – so Mommy, you can tell anyone!”
The Seven presenter married Neil, a digital media manager, on April 21, 2018, at their restored farmhouse in Lithgow, New South Wales.
They welcomed Molly in December 2019.
Love Story: Edwina married Neil Varcoe, a digital media manager, on April 21, 2018, at their restored farmhouse in Lithgow, New South Wales. They welcomed Molly in December 2019