Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen had a child over the weekend. Congratulations! But wait – maybe next time don't tell us so much about how you had that child, says Good Morning America, which aired a segment Thursday about where "the line between 'okay' and 'TMI'" is when it comes to sharing on social media.
During Mollen's labor, Biggs Instagrammed a number of videos of her. They're admittedly more graphic than the usual my-baby-is-so-cute-and-new photos parents share; Mollen is moaning in pain, he's joking with the doctors, she's about to get an epidural, etc. But it all seemed pretty par for the course for this couple. Mollen and Biggs have both written candidly in the past about sex and in January, Cosmopolitan published an essay by Mollen about her experience having a miscarriage.
On Tuesday, GMA posted a news item on their website about the birth of #babybiggs:
The "American Pie" star and his comedian wife welcomed a son, Sid, on February 15, the couple announced on Instagram.
"Mom is doing great and a fan of dilaudin," wrote Mollen, who documented Sid's birth with a series of Instagram posts.
On Thursday, GMA decided to use the Instagrams as an opportunity to discuss a topic they're really really fond of, according to the related links below the video: #oversharingonsocialmediaespeciallywhenparentsdoit.
In a produced segment, GMA correspondent Abbie Boudreau's voice fills with wonder and concern as she discusses the positive and negative responses randoms shared on Twitter and Instagram about the couple's posts. (Just as an aside: Harry Styles could have posted "Hey guys" on Twitter and there would be tweets about what a god he is and how gross he is. "Responses on Twitter" does not necessarily make a story.) After the segment aired, a panel of GMAers talked too much about whether Biggs and Mollen were talking about this stuff too much.
Mollen has since taken to Twitter to voice her displeasure over the segment with a particularly funny fuck you:
One day, perhaps, we will live in a world where speaking with wonder about the activities people engage in on this magical thing we call Social Media will not be worthy of time on television. Did said person kill someone and Instagram a video of it with the hashtag #lolsundayfunday? No? Yeah, whatever they did is probably fine. And if it's not fine to you, that's also fine. Just be grossed out about it privately and don't add to the cacophony you supposedly hate (or try to fill up 4 minutes and 30 seconds of air time) by yammering on about it. UNFOLLOW is a button for a reason.