Pixie boasts over 121,000 followers on her account, which Roxy created for her shortly after she was born, and has been dubbed “the Princess of Instagram” online. She also has a multi-million-dollar toy and accessory empire, owns a $270,000 Mercedes-Benz GL, and can “retire at 15”, according to her mother.
“It’s something that I’ve been very collaborative with her,” she explained. “She’s 11 now and let me tell you, an 11-year-old has opinions far stronger than a 42-year-old me. It’s quite amazing how things have changed.
“I am happy for her to have input. If she doesn’t like a picture, we don’t put it on there. If in a few years or in a few months she says, ‘I don't want to do this anymore’, well, we don’t do it.”
The former SAS Australia star went on to say that she believes her daughter’s Instagram account is similar to a photo album filled with memories.
“We’re in a digital world now, and I think everyone’s fast to critique parenting and how you do it, how you don’t do it,” she continued.
“We choose which hairdresser we go to, I know I do, via Instagram. We choose where we’re going to eat, where we’re going to holiday. You make all of these choices online, so she doesn’t really know any different.
“All of her friends are on Instagram, they’re using all social media platforms, so I’m happy for her to do it - within reason. I take on board the dangers involved, and I’m very mindful of making sure she doesn’t cross the line in terms of what she puts out there.”
Pixie’s Christmas list backlash
Roxy’s comments come shortly after she copped backlash online for sharing Pixie’s Christmas list, which featured “expensive” items like a $9000 Goyard handbag and $600 Yeezy sneakers, and “mid/cheap” gifts including $55 tank tops from Skims.
“I’m so pleased @pixiecurtis has given options for various budgets,” she wrote alongside a facepalm emoji.
Roxy later hit back at the criticism, telling news.com.au that the people who had an issue with her daughter’s wish list “have too much time on their hands”.
“Clothes and swimwear. Hardly unreasonable for a tween,” she said. “Ask any parent of a young lady of this age, you’ll find the list is somewhat the same.”
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