Earlier this week, the politician posted on Instagram, comparing protesters to a child with Down syndrome.
The caption wasn’t much better with some speculating the featured child may be Palin’s own son, Trig, who has the genetic condition.
“What protestors (who can’t explain what they’re protesting) think we see -vs- what we really see. (😘sorry Trig!),” reads the caption.
Almost immediately, comments began flooding in.
“Why would you compare this to your developmentally delayed son? What is wrong with you?” reads one.
“That is a horrible comparison. You are completely wacky. Better just focus on Teen Grandma,” adds another.
The Palin family has previously condemned other media outlets that have mocked Down syndrome.
According to Reuters U.K., Palin’s daughter Bristol took to social media to condemn the adult cartoon “Family Guy” for a segment that poked fun at Trig.
“People with special needs face challenges that many of us will never confront and yet they are some of the kindest and most loving people you’ll ever meet,” she said.
“Why could anyone want to make their lives more difficult by mocking them? If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed.”
Palin had become a public voice for the rights of children and families living with the genetic disorder.
She has yet to comment on criticism surrounding her Instagram post.