Heather Rae El Moussa Called Out For "Tone Deaf" Instagram Post

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| LAST UPDATE 05/04/2023

By Jacqueline Vaughan
Selling Sunset Tone Deaf
@theheatherraeelmoussa via Instagram

If you've even just one episode of Netflix's reality series Selling Sunset, you'll know that the show prides itself on being aspirational. As they show us the largest and most expensive homes in Los Angeles and real estate agents making six-figure commissions, it's apparent that they are going for out-of-touch escapism rather than realistic and relatable. As the title notes, they're selling the dream of luxury, wealth, and glamour, and we all can't get enough. But do we want this narrative to continue when the cameras stop rolling, and the women go on with their daily lives? A recent Instagram post by cast member Heather Rae El Moussa put this to the test.

Uploading a carousel of photos of her family on a recent trip, Heather gave out a shoutout to her three-month-old baby, who had just been on his first flight. "Our little traveling boy!! Took Tristan on his first flight ever with Tay and Bray so they could be with us at The Flipping Summit and see us in our element," she wrote in the caption. The photos featured the Selling Sunset star on a private jet alongside her husband Tarek, his two children, and baby Tristan.

Heather Rae El Moussa
@theheatherraeelmoussa via Instagram
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"Tristan did such an incredible job and mom-tip, I breastfed him on the way up and then again on the way down to help with ear popping- It worked perfectly, and then the rest of the flight, he just giggled, played, and looked around, and was so happy & didn't cry once… he loved the new environment," she continued. "He also slept the longest he's ever slept at the hotel, and it was great because in between speaking or in between events, I would rush back to breastfeed him. He was such an angel 🥺 Proud mama moment."

Sadly, however, Heather's followers did not seem as pleased for her as she was for herself, as they flocked to the comments section to call her out on her "tone-deaf" post. For them, the private jet changed things and deemed her unqualified to comment on the experience of flying with babies. As far as they were concerned, her comfortable experience was "straight privilege" and was "zero percent relatable" to her fans. "Of course, it was GREAT. Try flying commercial," one user snapped in the comments section. "Love that it went well, but many moms can't relate to your flight experience on a private jet….." another agreed. All in all, it seems the glitz and glam are better suited for the small screen. Catch season 6 of Selling Sunset on May 19.

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