October 07, 2016 10:45 AM

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Halle Berry is one mama you do not want to mess with.

The 50-year-old actress recently clapped back at an Instagram troll who criticized a recent photo Berry shared of her children Nahla, 8, and 3-year-old son Maceo.

Berry posted a shot of the children showing only their smiles and bodies — but cropping their faces. One Instagram critic called the star out, writing, “What’s with the hiding of the faces? They’re beautiful children why not show them off?”

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The Kidnap actress responded, noting that this isn’t the first time the critic has given an unsolicited opinion.

“I’ve noticed you have said this several times now so let me be clear — I’m not at all ashamed of [my] children. I try to find creative ways to incorporate them into my feed because they are the biggest part of my life, but I also work very hard to keep their identities as private as I can considering they are only children,” she wrote.

“It’s my belief, and I’m not criticizing others who have different beliefs, that it’s my job as their mother to protect their privacy as best I can. When they grow and they’re of age and they want [to] share their images on the internet, that will be for them to decide, not me. Feel me? Have a beautiful day.”

Berry didn’t seem too fazed by the Instagram spat though, as she was showing off her silly side just hours later.

The star uploaded an Instagram photo of herself lounging in a t-shirt affixed with a photo of a young Adele.

Berry wrote: “Much like the rest of the [world], I can never get enough @adele. #daydreamer.”

— Char Adams

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