Joy-Anna Duggar slammed for allowing son Gideon, 3, to ride ATV without shoes on as fans urge star to consider 'safety'

JOY-ANNA Duggar was slammed for allowing her son Gideon, 3, to ride an ATV without his shoes on as the fans urged the reality star to consider his "safety."

Joy-Anna, 23, shared a snapshot of her three-year-old boy riding the all-terrain vehicle on Instagram. 

In the snap, Gideon had a blue helmet on as he rode the ATV over the grassy field. 

Joy-Anna's son had a huge smile on his face as he had his palms on the handlebar grips.

He appeared to have a shoe missing as his barefoot was placed on the footrest.  

The Counting On alum wrote: "New toys, new adventures."


Fans were upset in the comments section as they blasted Joy-Anna for not considering his "safety."

One fan stated: "Safety first. Shoes."

Another fan said: "Where are his shoes?"

A third person wrote: "Needs shoes."

A fourth critic added: "Shoes?"

Joy-Anna and her hubby Austin Forsyth, 27, share Gideon, and Evelyn Mae, one.


This is not the first time that the reality star was slammed by critics for allegedly putting their child in an "unsafe" position.

In the middle of September, the TV personality hauled herself up by the crane to the branch of the tree.

After she tied several ropes around the branch, she wrote: "Yes, that's me up there… and no, it wasn't my idea! It's just how we do things here in the country."

Austin then fitted the swing to the ropes and placed Evy on it.

The toddler giggled as she swung back and forth on the swing.

Then her brother Gideon took his turn and had a go on the swing.

In the clip, Joy-Anna wrote: "Hours of memories and laughter are already being made here. I love our family.

"Surprising our kids with a tree swing… to the sky!"


Critics on Reddit branded the parents as "irresponsible idiots" for hanging the swing under such a "weak" branch.

One Redditor wrote: "All of this is scary unsafe. But that branch they used looks weak as f**k. That's not a tree you hang a swing from."

Another Redditor agreed that the branch was dangerous and said: "That little branch to hold a baby swing?"

A third person warned: "It’s all fun and 'out in the country' until you get seriously injured."


Previously, the TV personality was criticized for giving Evy two kittens for the infant's first birthday.

Evy and Gideon then started taking turns as they petted and cooed at the kitties.

Critics thought stuffed toys would have made more sense for a young child, instead of live animals. 

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