Fil-Am YouTuber Princess Mae shared on Twitter that she is tired of people fat-shaming her during her pregnancy. Who even does that?
Princess is pregnant with her second baby. She didn’t call out anyone in particular in her tweet, but she said, “I’m never posting again.” Her recent photos on Instagram were from her baby shower, as well as her usual OOTDs.
The fact that people are still fat shaming me when I’m pregnant is so sad… ?im never posting again
Princess’ brother Bretman Rock also didn’t take kindly to her fat shamers. “How the hell do y’all fat shame someone who’s pregnant…when I say I hate it here I really do f*cking hate it here, y’all so damn ugly I swear,” he tweeted.
How the hell do y’all fat shame someone who’s pregnant… when I say I hate it here I really do fucking hate it here, y’all so damn ugly I swear https://t.co/K70eoW9li1
Unfortunately, fat-shaming pregnant women is more common than we expected. In a study cited by The Conversation, 501 women reported that they experienced some sort of shaming during and after their pregnancy. Twenty-one percent said they were fat-shamed by their immediate family, while 33 percent said they experienced weight stigma in the media. One woman also shared that her doctor criticized her weight while pregnant.
The shaming boils down to people still thinking that being overweight before getting pregnant will mean that the mother and baby will be unhealthy. This also happens when people shame mothers’ postpartum bodies. The reality is that not being conventionally skinny doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong with your body. No one should measure someone’s worth and in this case, their ability to be a mother—based on how they look.