A mother of twins who has gained fame on TikTok is attracting a lot of enemies. But she says she’s laughing all the way to the bank.
A young mother refuses to listen to “haters” online about the TikTok videos she posts of her twin daughters, telling them to “create something more creative”.
She also said she’s laughing all the way to the bank because, regardless of the sarcasm, “the more you comment, the more money I make.”
Maia Knight, 25, from New York, is a single mother of one-year-old twins who has gained social media fame with eight million followers and 831 million likes on TikTok.
The mom makes fun videos showing what it’s like to juggle with her two daughters, Scout and Violet, and fans have loved seeing their adorable babies change as they grow.
She posts almost daily, showing her routines and cute moments, along with cuddles – and some frustrating moments.
However, Knight is becoming increasingly controversial, with some social media users worried about what they’re seeing in his videos.
One of those eyebrow-raising videos, posted this month, started with the mom saying, “So my pediatrician saw my video about not giving formula and lollipops anymore and…” (a child cries, Knight looks exasperated) “…and she said that disagrees with my choices so I looked for another pediatrician she also disagreed with my choices. Long story short, they don’t have a pediatrician anymore, but I’m giving them a bottle a day and Violet is going to show her how she does it, because I obviously don’t.”
She then uses the baby’s hand to turn on the faucet, then uses her face to push the faucet to the side, and then begins to stir the formula. Then she cuts to footage of her baby lying on the bench drinking.
She also showed off her twins sitting at the counter with some cocoa puff cereal.
“If you spill it, you catch it,” warned Mrs. Knight.
There were also happy moments of Knight affectionately hugging his twins.
In another video, she told the twins, “Don’t smile, just cry for your mother.”
While some love Knight’s videos and argue that she’s just being sarcastic, others love to hate her.
One commenter wrote on the mom’s Facebook page: “How can you say she’s a bad mom because of a silly video – like wow. I can’t stand the shame of a mother I see today.”
Another wrote: “I love how excited people are with these videos. She literally makes them bother people and never fails. These are two happy babies, so she’s doing a great job being a single mother of twins.”
But another woman was shocked to see the baby on the counter. “I only choked when the baby was lying on the counter… Children and babies move fast; I saw a baby roll off the changing table with the mother right next to them.”
A second woman agreed: “It was very real to leave a baby on a bench, everyone here has seen it with their own eyes. For a mother to do something like that and then the movie is probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.”
There are also other videos showing Knight feeding her twins sugary cookies, then joking that she lets them starve and putting them in a box.
However, Ms. Knight got used to enemies. In a video earlier this month, she said she wants the controversy to continue.
“It’s kind of old to accuse me of being a bad or neglectful mother or whatever else you accuse me of, like coming up with something more creative.
“I won’t turn off my comments because that’s how I make my money. So the more you comment, the more money I make.”
Knight previously revealed that the twins’ father abandoned her at seven weeks into the pregnancy after telling her to have an abortion.
“After counting [the father that she was pregnant]he told me to get an abortion and stop contacting him when I was seven weeks pregnant,” she said.
“I moved in with my mom and kept my pregnancy a secret from the world.”
Their twins were born prematurely after complications.
“At my 34 week appointment, my obstetrician told me I had preeclampsia and they admitted me to the hospital. I started having contractions, had heart failure and was taken by ambulance to a hospital three hours away.”
However, she found the strength to raise her twins without her ex.
“I had two amazing girls who are my best friends and I realized I could do this. I had my family and friends to support me. All my dreams are coming true.”