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    Here's Why People Are Calling Busy Philipps' New Tattoo Inappropriate — And Her Perfect Response

    "I tell them that these are words to live by."

    You know Busy Philipps: actress, talk show host, mother of two, and no stranger to speaking her truth.

    On Sunday, Busy shared this photo of her brand-new tattoo, which she explained is her favourite illustration from her memoir, This Will Only Hurt A Little.

    Plenty of people flooded Busy's comments with compliments, even going so far as to say they were considering getting a similar tattoo.

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    But, of course, this is the internet. So some people commented their disapproval, saying the tattoo wasn't a "positive message" to send to her young daughters.

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    "I'm not judging..." one person wrote. "But... what do you tell the kids???"

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    Many people jumped to Busy's defence, saying the tattoo's message is actually inspiring to young girls.

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    One commenter pointed out the irony of people expressing their disapproval, as the whole point of the tattoo is to not care what anyone thinks.

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    While someone else said there are much worse lessons kids can learn than swearing.

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    That's when Busy herself popped up in the comments, to explain exactly what she'll tell her kids about the tattoo.

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    "I tell them that these are words to live by. Especially as a woman."

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    Of course, people loved Busy's response.

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    And she went on to reference the drama during an episode of her talk show, Busy Tonight, where she called for the mom-shamers to just "let [her] live".

    "My kids have heard the word 'fuck' before — they're my fucking kids," she said.

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    "If you're not teaching your daughters to say 'fuck 'em', they're just going to end up watching a lot of boys playing video games or skateboarding in parking lots," she went on. "Is that what you want for them?"

    Well fucking said, Busy. 👏

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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