"You are just ADDING to the body shaming craziness."
Nope, I'm not talking about Hilaria Baldwin (in this article). I think she's brave and freaking awesome for posting this. I'm talking about everyone else posting this article saying she is giving false impressions of what people SHOULD look like post-baby.
I have seen SO MANY people posting about this photo and article over the last few days and I'm sick of it.
Body shaming is body shaming no matter the size. Why is her post-baby body "unrealistic"... clearly it IS realistic. She is a REAL person as far as I'm aware. Sure, she might live a different life to you but she's still real and yes people DO look like this only 24 hours after giving birth!!!! I know a few actually, although not me!
I just don't get why it's OK to post a picture of you fat and not looking your best and say it's 'realistic' but this chick can't post a picture of herself without copping flack about it because she doesn't look like you did 24 hours after you gave birth.
So she doesn't look worn out, sleep deprived, stretched, beaten, fat, wobbly... and the list goes on. In fact, she looks pretty darn hot and I'm happy for her.
It is sad to me that people don't see this as realistic as any other post baby image. It is sad to me that this body shaming is all about fat people being OK with their bodies, but not people who are thin... why the double standards?
The fact is, there are extremes... being obese IS NOT HEALTHY. NEVER will be. Being super duper skinny may or may not be healthy. Isn't that what it should be about though? Health, rather than weight?
I will never say "good on you" if you are not healthy. I will never say "be comfortable at that weight" if you are obese because frankly I care too darn much about you. If you are obese, you need to do something about it.
I've posted about this before and no doubt will do again. Gorgeous at any weight, sure... healthy at any weight - NOPE!
If posts like these TRIGGER you or make YOU feel bad or make you feel LESS than... it is not this celebrities fault, but you might want to seek some help rather than posting about it on Facebook asking others to agree with you about these "unrealistic" body images.
Remember, it's YOUR life in YOUR hands and you can change it.
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