Rachel Platten Responds To Comment About Her Pregnant Body

Rachel Platten Nails Why Pregnancy Isn’t An Excuse To Comment On A Woman’s Body

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The only time you should comment on a woman’s body is never

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that along with the general bliss of growing a human inside you, there are insecurities that come with watching your body grow and change. So when someone points out just how much you’re growing, it can be a little (read: a lot) frustrating. Singer/songwriter Rachel Platten shared such a story and it has us all shaking our heads in collective disbelief.

The “Fight Song” singer shared her experience when a friend commented on her body after seeing her pregnant recently. “Hi so yesterday an (excited) acquaintance told me “wow your hips and butt look way bigger! So cool!” she wrote. As you can imagine, this went over like a fart in church because why would you ever say that to another human being?

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hi so yesterday an (excited) acquaintance told me “wow your hips and butt look way bigger! So cool!” UMMMM. 😐😐😐😐😐then i cried for 30 minutes. Because ive also noticed my body changing because DUH I’m making a human but I’m like “oh I’m being hard on myself no one can tell.” But when she pointed it out publicly it stung so bad! For so long i have had to keep my body a certain way and it’s NICE and freeing to just let it do what it needs to and I’m proud that I’m letting my baby get all the nourishment it needs. BUT….Can we just put it out there that it is never cool to tell any woman their ass got bigger (or smaller). Just don’t comment. Even if you’re excited because it signals to you the miracle of life is happening – it’s still our bodies and it’s sensitive! Ok thanks as long as we all agree.

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“UMMMM. then i cried for 30 minutes. Because ive also noticed my body changing because DUH I’m making a human but I’m like ‘oh I’m being hard on myself no one can tell,'” she says. Platten shares that because of her profession, she’s always concerned with her body and becoming pregnant finally allowed her to loosen up a bit and concentrate on creating a healthy human rather than having to look a certain way for the public.

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Platten shared her pregnancy news with the world recently, admitting that though she’s thrilled, it’s been a rough go from the beginning. “The truth is, I am overwhelmed with love, joy and happiness about our baby. It’s a total miracle that I’m growing a human and my husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled,” she wrote. “But, I have also had an incredibly difficult spring and summer with serious nausea, exhaustion, constant sickness and all the awful symptoms no one wants to really talk about when sharing the ‘perfect blessed journey’ of pregnancy.”

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This is one of my most exciting announcements, but also one of my most vulnerable. So here goes…. I am pregnant!! I can’t believe I’m finally typing these words – I have wanted to share this news for months. As I thought about how to share what I have been experiencing, I became paralyzed about doing it the exact, perfect way – how to express all of my total bliss and yet all this fear too? I finally realized that I can’t worry about making being ME comfortable for everybody else, I have to share this journey MY WAY: with honesty, vulnerability, love and an open heart. The truth is, I am overwhelmed with love, joy and happiness about our baby. It’s a total miracle that I’m growing a human and my husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled. But, I have also had an incredibly difficult spring and summer with serious nausea, exhaustion, constant sickness and all the awful symptoms no one wants to really talk about when sharing the “perfect blessed journey” of pregnancy. I was so afraid that if I shared that part (the difficulty of flying and performing while puking in green rooms and airplanes) that I’d seem ungrateful somehow when I’m actually crazy full of gratitude – I’m just HUMAN. Human emotions are complex. We can feel more than one thing at once you know? We can hold both love and wonder and aw and joy, but also frustration and sickness and fear and darker stuff too and it’s normal! So anyway, that’s where I’m at my loves. With all the mystery and wonder around this, one thing that has been abundantly clear to me: this little unbelievable soul that I haven’t even met yet is going to be my biggest teacher in the world and I cannot wait to learn. I love you all so much, and I promise to continue to share as much of this process with you as I can. Xoxoxox, a totally happy, exhausted, not so nauseous today Rach.

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Regardless of how a woman is feeling or not feeling about their body, or their pregnancy, or their body during pregnancy, Platten reminded us all it’s never ok to comment on a woman’s body, ever. “Can we just put it out there that it is never cool to tell any woman their ass got bigger (or smaller). Just don’t comment. Even if you’re excited because it signals to you the miracle of life is happening – it’s still our bodies and it’s sensitive!” she wrote.

Truer words have never been spoken.