You would think that there are boundaries when it comes to body shaming and hateful comments about a woman’s body. Unfortunately that isn’t true because people naturally feel they have the right to say negative comments to a pregnant woman just because she is curvy.
Tess Holliday, who is currently eight months pregnant with her second child, makes no apologies for who she is (one of the many reasons we love her), and she shared her poignant thoughts on Facebook this morning, which prove how much she doesn’t even care to bother with the negative, uneducated and quite frankly idiotic comments about her pregnant body.
A couple highlights we liked:
What I’ve had to be learn to be okay with (WHICH IS NOT COOL) is the fact that people still think it’s okay to comment on my body: ‘you don’t look pregnant’, ‘you must be have quadruplets’, ‘you are putting your baby at risk’ & a slew of other uneducated statements that are very far from my reality
And you have to give Tess some credit here–you shouldn’t have to learn to be okay with people giving out their unwarranted opinions as if they’re free girl scout cookies. That would make anyone annoyed, let alone someone who is carrying a human around. Note how she defends women of every size.
However I’m part of a small minority that’s telling you it’s okay to not have a perfect baby bump, or not show at all, to be plus size & have a healthy child, & most importantly to find a care provider that doesn’t shame you about your size. It’s also okay to tell someone to fuck off when they give you unsolicited advice about what’s ‘best’ for you & your baby.
Regardless of Tess telling to US Weekly about her workout plan, her personal trainer and how she is taking care of herself, it’s still not enough for her critics. No one deserves to be under that much scrutiny and pressure even if she is a celebrity. When will we stop comparing women to what we see in the media? Because it’s not at all real and some have a whole team of surgeons, nutritionists, specialists and more to get their snapback on as soon as possible.
Anyway, Tess knows the real deal and is too busy preparing for the new addition to her family to continue to continue to care.