Chelsea, a teen mother, has been accused of 'blackfishing' in a new photo with her daughters.
Chelsea Houska's fans are accusing her of 'blackfishing' after she posted a photo of herself with daughters Aubree, Layne, and Walker in which her skin appears to be significantly more tanned than the girls'.
Chelsea, 30, her husband Cole DeBoer, and their four children appeared in a family photoshoot early last month.
Fans questioned the former MTV star's tan on Reddit after seeing it.
"Chelsea's girls rocking their natural (albeit insta filtered) color, while their Mam is 1,000 shades of mahogany," the original poster wrote.
"If I didn't know better, I'd think she adopted those kids lol. I don't get why she wants to appear an entirely different race!" one fan wrote.
"It's strange how people are coming to her defense about her way too dark makeup color/skin color," another Reddit user wrote. "I guess it rubs me wrong when white girls try so hard to look brown."
"Perhaps she's Spanish," a third user speculated, though she is not.
Chelsea's fans defended her, with one commenting, "I'm sure she's a wonderful mother, she just has a ridiculous fake tan."
"Who cares about the damn tan. This is a beautiful picture and I'm sure those kids are happy," another Chelsea fan wrote.
"It's not my taste," a third supporter wrote, "but if it makes her feel confident and beautiful, what's the harm?"
"Layne makes my ovaries tingle. Instant baby fever when I see her smile," one fan wrote, while another praised the children as "cute" and "beautiful."
Chelsea has faced backlash in the past for her appearance, specifically the things she's done, or what fans believe she's done, to change it. Chelsea recently shared a photo on her Instagram Story promoting her fashion line, and it received a lot of attention.
Fans were too preoccupied with her outward appearance to notice the sweater she was attempting to sell.
The photo was shared on Reddit, with the poster asking, "When did Chelsea become 15 years old overnight?"
"Ya she is def starting to veer into melting face migrating filler territory," others said.
"She should slow down on the lip fillers and Botox," one user suggested, while another said, "She looks older than me in these pictures. I'm older than her."
Several fans defended her, accusing the critics of being "obsessed with not aging."
"Yeah, it's not unusual," one person wrote, "but I think they both look their age. People are obsessed with not aging."
"She looks nice to me," another said, "but people can look older when they lose weight, especially in their faces."
"Everyone is so mean. She has four kids, three of them small, while I have none, and she looks better than me on any given day," someone else added.
Chelsea had been accused of getting "too much botox" months before, and fans suggested she get rid of her thick fake eyelashes as well.
One Reddit user wrote, "God! Her eyelashes are the wrong shape for her eyes! It drives me insane every time I see it!"
"OK! Why are her eyes droopy? And why does she have wrinkles on her nose? She's not even 30," said another.
A third commenter wrote, "Please stop with your face girl. You're going to ruin yourself."
Chelsea has remained mostly silent about the backlash.