Granger and Amber Smith still trying to heal from their son’s death River — but that’s easier said than done thanks to certain trolls on Instagram†
On Monday, the 40-year-old actress told her followers that she continues to receive “cruel” messages from online haters, three years after her son died in a tragic drowning accident.
A commentator directly asked the Dallas alum how her late 3-year-old drowned in June 2019, writing:
“Why wasn’t he properly protected and monitored? It’s none of my business, I’m not trying to be cruel.”
What the hell is this jerk about? The social user further referred to Amber and Granger’s 10-month-old son, Independent thinking personto write:
“To drown a beautiful baby and then just have another child like, oops sorry about that, we’ll just take another one and replace it. How do you deal with this, knowing that his death was one hundred percent preventable? And then just keep going? … I could never forgive myself.”
Eh… does this person know what the meaning of “cruel” is?! Beware of anyone who says they “don’t try” mean/controversial/sexist/etc. to be.
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Amber certainly saw the hypocrisy in the troll’s words and said sarcastically to her followers:
“It’s none of her business and she’s not judging or trying to be cruel. The Lord is my strength as we are still receiving these messages three years later.”
The Texas native went on to post throwback photos featuring River, along with another hateful message. The comment read:
“Why would you be such irresponsible parents?! This is your fault, you KILLED your victory [sic] child. Really disgusting.”
Again, the irony was apparently lost on this commenter who thought their really disgusting words were okay to say to a stranger.
Amber later said she’s trying to take the main road, telling fans she “can’t blame these people.” She added:
“It took me three years not to let these comments hurt me, but I forgive them. I am rooted in Jesus.”
For those who don’t remember, Granger didn’t go into too much detail about River’s death when the country singer first shared the devastating news with fans. He then said:
“I have to bring unthinkable news. We have lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. After a tragic accident, and despite the doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to resuscitate. Amber and I have made the decision to say goodbye and donate his organs so that other children can have a second chance at life.”
The couple later told Today that the pool was enclosed by a gate – but River somehow crept into the water without them knowing. Granger recalled:
“I was 20 meters away. I was doing gymnastics with my daughter. He was outside the locked gate with our other son. There was no music playing; there was no distraction of any kind. It was just a quiet summer evening at 7pm. It was so quiet. There was no splash; there was not a single cry for help. I just saw him. I turned around and I saw him.”
Unfortunately, an accident can happen to anyone at any time – that’s why it’s all the more important for us to be nice to each other.
[Image via Instagram/NBC]