Emily Ratajkowski Calls On Mommy Shamers: ‘Nobody Deserves To Be Heard By Strangers That They Are Such A Mother’
Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski speaks out against mommy-shamers who criticize her upbringing. The Gone Girl star and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard welcomed son Sylvester Apollo Bear on March 8.
In the now-expired Instagram story posted on Friday, Ratajkowski compared the criticism she faces as a new mom to the “bad mom” headlines that pop star Britney Spears, currently in the midst of a heated battle for a conservatory, has faced. has also been exposed to .
“We all remember shaming Britney and calling her a bad mother when she was driving with her baby on her lap,” the 30-year-old captioned a photo of herself sitting in a car. “We talk about how to do ‘better’ as a culture. Meanwhile, my comments are full of horrible comments about how I don’t deserve to be a mother. Shame on you all.”
She continued, “I don’t care if you hate me or hate celebrities (or just hate women), but it’s incredibly scary getting older and nobody deserves to be told by strangers that they’re a crappy mom.”
In June, Ratajkowski received a reaction online after posting an Instagram photo of herself with her baby son, with commentators including British TV personality Piers Morgan accusing her of not carrying the baby properly.
Though she has since deleted the controversial photo, Ratajkowski continues to receive barbed comments. For example, a more recent post shared on Father’s Day, in which she cradles her baby in a drawing of her family, garnered comments such as “Finally a picture of you holding the child right. Glad to see you found it” at least get the baby stuck in a painting in a good way to begin with.”
Ratajkowski is the latest celebrity mom calling momshamers, with Hilary Duff, Shawn Johnson East and Jade Roper among those defending themselves.
In 2019, Pink responded to “vile” commentators by refusing to post photos of her children online, though she has since resumed sharing family photos.
“I feel like I can change my mind,” she told Ellen DeGeneres of her attempts to respond to trolls every now and then. “I am all for injustice. I don’t like injustice. I don’t like how brave people are anonymous and rude! Just mean… mean. And I do, I go in. If I have time, I’ll go in.”
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