Kylie Jenner Just Got Mom-Shamed For the Dumbest Reason
Kylie Jenner is taking motherhood in stride. After welcoming a baby girl named Stormi earlier this year with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, Jenner seems to be making her way back to her normal routine. Though she hasn’t been seen out and about much, we have had glimpses of Jenner out with Scott, spending time with her BFF Jordyn Woods, and even giving us a glimpse of baby Stormi.
However, Jenner’s return to the spotlight has also brought plenty of trolls out of their hiding spaces. From her selfies to the way she chooses to spend her time, Jenner is getting a ton of hate, and one of the reasons she’s being mom-shamed is just ridiculous.
Her young age
Though Jenner chose to stay out of the limelight and keep her pregnancy private to protect her mental and physical well-being, she still got shamed for being “too young” to have a baby.
We might not all be fans of Jenner’s, but she’s an adult who has the right to make her own choices. As Teen Vogue’s De Elizabeth says, “Even though Kylie isn’t a teen, pregnancy and motherhood is a reality for some teenagers, who often receive shame instead of support, preventing them from seeking the care or help they need. Lack of support during pregnancy can contribute to postpartum depression and anxiety, which are both common in young mothers.”
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A post-baby bod
You can think what you want about Jenner, but she’s just trying to figure things out like a lot of twenty-somethings. Just a month after giving birth, Jenner posted a selfie of herself in her undies to give her Snapchat a view of her post-baby body. In doing so, she angered a ton of folks.
One Twitter user said, “Kylie Jenner can brag about how good she looks 1 month postpartum all she likes but she’s got millions and had the best skin treatment during pregnancy and will do a Kimmy k and get rid of her stretch marks through surgery so bye u r invalid.”
Some blamed Jenner’s bounce back on financial privilege while others cautioned the makeup mogul that she was hurting other moms whose bodies would be forever changed. Still, we think Jenner has a right to celebrate her body post-pregnancy or otherwise, and she shouldn’t have to apologize for that.
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Having a life
Jenner recently headed to Miami to hang with Scott and her friends on a yacht. A source told E! News, “Kylie looked happy and relaxed, but appeared slightly tired as the group headed back to land.” Unfortunately, Jenner was absolutely eviscerated in the media for her moment in the sun. Though baby Stormi wasn’t photographed in any of the paparazzi shots, that doesn’t mean her baby wasn’t also in sunny Florida.
The star got a similar reaction after heading off to Coachella in April 2018. Though we could assume the baby wasn’t with her in that case, Jenner was spending some time with her friends, and bashing her for that seems unreasonable.
Though society may tell us that mothers are supposed to be attached at their children’s hips from the time they are born until they are ushered into adulthood, that doesn’t actually bode well for mothers or for children. Giving birth doesn’t mean women are supposed to give up their entire lives. Also, having independent children is a very good thing.
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Asking for help
Motherhood isn’t easy, especially when you are getting into the swing of things with a newborn. Luckily, Jenner hasn’t been afraid to ask for help from her family and from professionals.
She’s exhausted and emotional, but she’s also completely in love. She has a baby nurse that’s been helping out and that gives her little breaks and some guidance. Her sisters have been very helpful and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to feeding and fussiness. They talk all the time and are comparing notes on how to get Stormi on a feeding and sleeping schedule.
There is no shame in asking for help when you need it, and though her finances can afford her more help than everyday people, Jenner certainly shouldn’t be hated for doing what’s best for her and her baby.
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In the first photo Jenner posted of Stormi, she held the tiny baby’s hand with her manicured finger. Of course, people quickly pointed out the reality star’s fingernail length.
One Twitter user said, “The fact that Kylie Jenner has those long nails is proof to me that she’s not the one taking care of her baby. #KylieJenner #Stormi”
However, Jenner signature style includes long fingernails. Quite frankly, her recent nail length is much shorter than other manicures we’ve seen her rock. Also, those who do rock long nails know that you get used to them and can do just about anything you need to get done as long as your hygiene is on point.
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Getting things done
Women are entitled to live their lives and raise whatever children they may have the way they see fit. Jenner is approaching motherhood her way.
An insider revealed to People, “She absolutely gets her hands dirty changing diapers on the regular and is really attentive and makes sure Stormi is eating and sleeping enough. Kylie is super hands-on and actively involved, but of course, she has help.”
Even if Jenner wasn’t changing her baby’s diapers, Stormi is healthy and being taken care of, so we’re not sure why this is an issue.
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The rise of mom-shaming
Since the advent of social media, mom-shaming has risen an astounding 80%, according to a Marie Claire survey of millennial moms. In fact, Jenner’s sisters, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, have also been the victims of vicious comments.
Kim Kardsahian was shamed for using a gestational carrier for her daughter, Chicago, when a life-threatening condition prevented her from getting pregnant. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian, who is expecting a daughter with NBA player Tristian Thompson, was shamed for working out while pregnant, something that is perfectly healthy and normal to do.
Whether you like the Kardashian/Jenner clan or not, mom-shaming is harmful to everyone. Plus, it won’t make the first family of reality TV vanish from our screens and social media feeds.
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