The "Honest Toddler" — who voices their outrage across several wildly popular social media accounts with more than one million combined followers — has had to put up with a lot.
Having to stay in bed until sunrise. A granola bar that broke in half. Toast without enough butter on it.
Wow. Just when you thought someone loved you. I asked for breakfast not a crime scene and honestly do not know what this is. It resembles toast but I'm confused because in most cultures, food isn't murdered in half before serving. I know you're frustrated because of your life and hair, but please, please do not take it out on my breakfast. And one more question, are we very poor? I only ask because of the one thimble-full of butter you've rationed for me. Am I a mouse? Please get your finances in order so that I can grow. Maybe return one of your 800 black leggings. Just a suggestion. Anyway, I ask that those of you reading this lift me up in your thoughts and prayers as I struggle to make sense of this transgression snack. Grandma, if you're available, please pick me up. No, I'm not dressed. I never am and neither is she. xo HT
But, after years of bemoaning injustices of childhood, "Honest Toddler" finally snapped.
Seemingly in response to allegations of sexual misconduct against comedian Louis C.K. — the latest in a growing list of allegations against Hollywood stars —"Honest Toddler" founder Bunmi Laditan pulled back the curtain and started tweeting as herself Thursday afternoon.
Since the world wants to stay a hot ass mess and all my heroes are dead (fuck you, Louis C.K.), going forward all tweets will by Honest Toddler's black ass mom. If you voted for Trump or think anyone needs a machine gun, get out now cause you're not gonna like it, boo 😘 pic.twitter.com/P6xpMeXBEE— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
And it was epic.
If you're still having fun you're either an idiot or not paying attention. I don't owe anyone laughs. You're not paying me. Twitter is free. You don't like it, SPLIT. Love u https://t.co/s583p0N04A— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
One thing I love about these crazy times is that masks are coming off. Monsters are being unveiled. The truth is demanding to thoroughly addressed. The ride's rough but it's real, hang on folks. We still have Mexican food. 💜— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
Montreal mother Bunmi Laditan, who is also the author of Confessions of a Domestic Failure, has typically not shied away from speaking out in the past. Using her trademark dry humour and wit, Laditan picked a public battle with her child's school in August over the amount of homework given, and in October she revealed she'd been suffering from postpartum depression for three years.
After taking over the "Honest Toddler" twitter account Thursday — even changing the name to "Honest Toddler's Mom" and swapping out the old profile photo of an image of animal crackers to one of Laditan's own smirk — Laditan tweeted out her opinions on U.S. President Donald Trump, Louis C.K., and the backlash against NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem.
The irony of anyone calling themselves pro-life but being angry at a kneeling NFL player asking for their life to be valued above a flag will never stop baffling me.— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
Laditan also confronted those who questioned whether she was worried about her fanbase, ruining her career, and even whether she was intoxicated.
I had someone ask me if I'm worried about my career- the ramifications of alienating members of my audience. No. Most of my income comes from books I've published anonymously. I prepared for this moment. Plus I have very cheap taste in clothing, accommodations, life in general.— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
"Are you worried about numbers?"— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
At this point in my life, I'd rather be seated at the sparse booth with a good vibe than a banquet table with a shady one.
"Are you drunk?"— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
I find it utterly reprehensible that when a woman breaks from the script/societal expectations the first assumption is that she must be under the influence of an intoxicant, but yes.
Kidding! I had one lunch beer hours ago. If you're unfamiliar, a lunch beer is a side dish. Whole grains and what not. Read about it.— Honest Toddler's Mom (@HonestToddler) November 9, 2017
I live in Canada.
Responses on Twitter, however, were largely positive.
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. Though I'll miss the toddler tweets, looking forward to this.— Brandon Winchester (@THEbwinchester) November 9, 2017
Honest Toddler's Mom is black??!! Yayyyyy!!!!!😘😍😍😍😍— Gatwiri (@RookieKE) November 9, 2017
On Instagram, in response to someone assuming she'd been hacked, Laditan responded in typical fashion.
"Not hacked," she wrote.
"Just fresh outta f*cks and want to be 100% myself."
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