Post-birth selfie rage!
Fitness mom enrages Instagram users with her flat-belly selfie 4 days after giving birth.
Image: via Fotballfrue/Instagram
We had thought that the post-baby body nonsense was starting to fade. After the Kate vs. Kim
wars the agreement seemed to be that it really doesn't matter what your belly looks like after giving birth, or how soon you regain a bikini body (if you had one to begin with!), but a fresh online argument has taken place as a fitness-fanatic new mom put up a selfie of her body four days after giving birth, and her flat tummy seems to have acted as a trigger for all sorts of rage!Here's the picture Fotballfrue uploaded to Instagram:
The image has stirred up all sorts of angry comments from women who have said that Caroline Berg Eriksen is insulting women, intimidating them and deliberately trying to antagonise them. She has been called all sorts of ugly names, including "freak." In among the hatred, though, there are fans of the fitness blogger who happens to be married to a Norwegian footballer. They reckon she's an amazing person and an inspiration...
She has reacted with shock to the hatred, insisting that she merely meant the picture as a personal reflection with no intention of insulting other moms.Read: Celebs and their post-baby bodies
I love my post-baby body
So the reactions are: Hatred, ridicule, adoration, respect and jealousy. Another reaction is simply, who cares? We don't want to see your selfies, and we could care less about your post-baby body.
Being healthy and active is obviously of benefit to your own body as well as that of your new baby, but comparing women's bodies is pointless, right? Women are shaped differently, respond differently to pregnancy and birth, and have varying metabolisms. Perhaps we could agree not to compare those post-baby-bikini-body-belly pics anymore?What do you think about post-baby bodies? Hate, love or not care in the slightest?