Adam Busby and his wife Danielle are raising their family of six daughters (including America's only all-girl quintuplets) in the national spotlight on their reality show OutDaughtered.
While parenting with a huge audience to nitpick your mistakes is stressful enough, some fans go out of their way to insult the Busbys online.
That's nothing new - reality stars and other celebrities deal with all kinds of nasty trolls.
But earlier this week, Adam responded to his critics for the first time. And we think his daughters would be proud to hear what he said.
"She can’t even take care of the kids she has now without complaining."
The brouhaha that attracted Adam's attention started earlier this week, when TLC shared a trailer for the latest episode of Outdaughtered on Facebook.
The clip featured frank talk between the Busbys about Danielle's late period.
Adam admitted that he skipped the follow-up appointment for his vasectomy, and the couple seemed concerned they could be expecting a seventh child.
It sounds like pretty innocent stuff, but the couple's fans had nothing nice to say about the trailer.
"I don’t like Adam. He is all stuck on himself," wrote one commenter.
"It is clear Danielle is not pregnant but Adam really..." said another. "No check up [sic]... Get a life."
"She can’t even take care of the kids she has now without complaining," one person wrote about Danielle.
Other fans complained that the segment seemed fake. "Shame on you Busby parents for selling yourselves out [and] going along with this crap," one wrote.
"We’re pretty used to people commenting and speculation, and critiquing everything in our lives."
In an Instagram live video, Busby addressed the many nasty comments he read about his family. (That's a reminder to us all: your favorite celebrities are watching you.)
"I made the mistake of going on TLC’s page," Adam said, "just to see what promo they were running for tonight’s episode - and oh my gosh the comments."
"We’re pretty used to people commenting and speculation, and critiquing everything in our lives. I mean we’re in the public eye. But man, this just brings it to a whole new level."
Despite having to read such rude words about his family, Adam was still upbeat and told fans to look forward to the rest of the season.
Thank you God for giving me the opportunity and ability to be Daddy to these 6 miracles. From an early age, you instilled my love for children. You allowed us to go through a season of hurt and pain of infertility and that hurt is what fuels my joy and passion daily to be the Best Dad to these 6 miracles that they could ever wish for. I love you to the moon and back girls... and further than that. #itsabuzzworld #outdaughtered
It's not the first time the reality star has opened up to fans either.
Last season, Adam discussed living with postpartum depression on the show. When a fan told him to "Man up!" on Twitter, the star put him in his place.
"It's people and comments like this that make it hard for people to speak up and get help," he wrote.
As Adam told People in an interview last year, the Busbys are committed to showing the ups and downs of their life on OutDaughtered.
"We knew that signing up to have our family documented for OutDaughtered that every aspect of our lives was going to be showcased on television," he said.
"Because of this, we wanted to make sure that we were as real as possible."
"This meant not only showing the fun and exciting times of being a parent, but also the hard times, the stressful times and the messy times."
"I think our authenticity and transparency has really resonated with those who watch the show, and because of this, our audience continues to grow because they feel like they can relate to us in one way or another."