Her behavior frequently prompts nasty comments on social media as well as genuine concern from parents who think she may be struggling with an undiagnosed disorder, such as autism. But no matter what is said about Drascilla, Deavan is ready to defend her firstborn.
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Deavan hasn’t addressed speculation that her daughter might be on the spectrum — and she reportedly blocked followers who suggested that Drascilla get tested — but the 23-year-old’s parenting was once again called into question following a recent episode of the reality series in which the child was seen running into the street.
"Imagine if you put as much effort into disciplining your child as you do with getting fillers," one critic wrote on Instagram. Another remarked, "Need to sort your kid out she has no manners... maybe take a break on the selfies and concentrate on getting your kid to behave."
Deavan admitted that the negativity gets under her skin, adding, "it’s disgusting how cruel [internet trolls] are." But not everyone blames the Salt Lake City native for her daughter’s unruliness.
"Can I tell you how mad I am lately how much they are tearing Drascilla apart?" one supporter lamented about the haters on Deavan’s social media pages. "She’s an effin kid for Christ sakes. I love these Karen moms."
A second viewer blasted TLC for seemingly encouraging the narrative that Deavan and her husband, Jihoon, are irresponsible parents. "ABSOLUTELY SHAMEFUL that [TLC] would capitalize on our greatest parental fears in such a vulgar manner," the Instagram user stated, referring to a cliffhanger that called Drascilla’s safety into question.
"Ignore the rude comments about your child's behavior," the fan continued. "Those who are commenting with nasty words instead of supporting a parent who has had enough on her plate to begin with are just ignorant children themselves. Keep your chin up and be proud of how far you've come under difficult and stressful circumstances."
Deavan revealed that she constantly receives threatening messages.
In a candid Instagram post, the reality star — who also has a 16-month-old son — defended her skills as a mom. "[It] came to my attention that Jihoon posted a photo with Drascilla. The lighting [makes] her look tired because of shadows. I’ve received email after email threatening me," Deavan said of the picture in question, which has since been deleted.
"Now my child is healthy and happy. Has everything she could wish for. She does amazing at school, helps with her brother, stays active and healthy," the TV personality continued. "Everyone commenting on her fair complexion being a problem made me sick to my stomach. Drascilla and I are very pale naturally."
She concluded, "Adults who harass children are disgusting and adults who are harassing me for fun and making fake phone calls to places to harm me and my family are the lowest of lows." We couldn't agree more.
New episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.