ESSENCE Poll: How Do You Feel About Your Parents Following You on Social Media?

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How quick are you to accept a follow request from your mom or dad?

Big Sean and his pop star girlfriend, Ariana Grande, dodged an awkward moment last week after a man claiming to be Grande's dad called out the rapper on Instagram for posting a rather father-unfriendly caption.

"I give her that D… #Detroit," Big Sean posted, quoting his song "Mercy," but (possibly?) alluding to his 21-year-old boo thang.

It wasn't long before a man with the same name as Grande's father clapped back. "That D. better be Detroit, Sean," Edward Butera wrote.

Cue awkwardness.

Grande's publicist recently told E! News that the man was not actually Grande's father, but that doesn't make the thought any less cringe-worthy. 

We all know that social media can be both a blessing and a curse: A blessing when you're among the first to find out that Nicki Minaj might be engaged, but a curse when your parents spy those pics from last weekend where you were a little too turnt up.

Is friending your parents or accepting their follow requests on Instagram worth the potentially awkward moments (consider the Big Sean/Ariana debacle as a cautionary tale!)? How do you feel about your parents following you? Take our poll and let us know if you've gotten into any cringeworthy situations because of it.

How do you feel about your parents following you on social media?
I hate it. I have to censor myself.
I don't mind it. They know who I am.
My parents aren't on social media.
Total votes: 110

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