Meghan Markle has been cradling her baby bump and some people on the internet are being jerks about it
Today in completely ridiculous news, some people on the internet are annoyed that Meghan Markle has been cradling her baby bump. Yup, this is actually a thing. The Duchess of Sussex has been captured in pictures holding her belly, which is sweet and normal and a total non-issue. Twitter trolls care to differ.
This week, Markle, due next spring with her and Prince Harry’s first child, made an appearance at the British Fashion Awards to present an award to the Givenchy designer who designed her wedding dress. She looked like a stunning goddess in a floor-length velvet gown and was pictured cradling her baby bump.
She was also photographed touching her growing belly in Australia a few months ago, once again looking completely lovely and happy and glowing.
All fine and normal, right? Well, not quite. People took to Twitter to criticize the mom-to-be for touch her growing stomach.
Meghan Markle. We know you’re pregnant, stop cradling your bump it’s not going to fall off..
— Elleee (@elle_wag) December 12, 2018
— Treacle (@CallMeTreacle) December 11, 2018
Yes, all that baby bump-overdoing thing is tiring… Why can't she just stand normal, in particular at official occasions?
She is just constantly showing off and this is really disgusting and repelling…#MeghanMarkle #BritishFashionAwards
— spotterdotter@otter (@spotterdotter) December 11, 2018
Meghan Markle must be a massive fan of Demi Moore.. pic.twitter.com/Mmy8HxziE0
— Ella (@Gossip_Ella) December 11, 2018
Thankfully, there were plenty of people who came to the Duchess’s defense and explained that a woman cradling her bump is actually totally normal and natural. They also encouraged the naysayers to chill out and get a hobby (oops, maybe that’s more my words than theirs).
Cradling a baby bump is a natural gesture with women. They can choose to touch, love and cradle. It's also known to ease pressure/pain. The irony between supporting women and tearing them down … #MeghanMarkle
— Charity (@Vixreida) December 11, 2018
Why are people saying it’s wrong to cradle your baby bump, it’s wrong for Meghan to do it? I did it when i was pregnant with my daughter. Nothing wrong with it. It’s a mother’s love. I did it to feel my daughter move, kick. It’s natural and normal. #MeghanMarkle
— 🍀Sínєαd🍀 (@KWMadhead94) December 13, 2018
Oh my God, she is in a loud environment. People seem to forget the bump is not an inanimate object, there's a living being on the other side. She is soothing him/her. Is the dislike for this lady so great, that people forget to use their critical thinking skills. #meghanmarkle
— valerie moore (@valeriegayle) December 11, 2018
Yup, amen to all of the above.
This isn’t the first time that Twitter users have gotten weirdly opinionated over a woman holding her baby bump. Khloe Kardashian also caught unnecessary heat for cradling her stomach while she was pregnant. Seriously, people actually cared about the amount of times she touched her body.
Kardashian didn’t take the criticism sitting down. She took to Twitter to respond to all the flak.
“People are very opinionated about my bump. I choose to cradle my bump because it’s MINE,” Kardashian wrote. “I’ve waited for this VERY short moment for YEARS. I have only months to enjoy this phase in my life, so I will touch my bump and love my bump as often as I choose. Mommy loves you baby!”
Yup, you tell ’em Khloe. How about we all just celebrate pregnant women and let them touch their bellies as much as they’d like? There are far, far more important issues in the world to worry about than a loving mom-to-be showing affection to her new baby.