Many pregnant women have spoken out about how strangers feel the need to comment on their bodies, but even after the baby has left the womb, nosy people still feel it's their place to share negative thoughts. Giovanna Fletcher, wife of Tom Fletcher of English pop band McFly, experienced this firsthand 11 days after giving birth to her second son, Buddy Bob. Fletcher recounted the bizarre experience on her Instagram.
A few days ago I had a near stranger point at my stomach, laugh and say 'Oh look, Mummy's still got her tummy'. This was eleven days after giving birth. I was so shocked I laughed. But the words have stuck with me. Obviously. It wasn't left there either as there was another comment about my face 'slimming down'. More than anything, I was baffled over the stranger's need to share her thoughts... Yes, I still have a bump. But that bump kept my little baby boy safe for a whole nine months. That bump has filled my world with even more love and light than I knew possible. That bump is a miracle worker... My bump will slowly go over time, but I'll never stop being thankful to it and my body for everything it's given me. #spreadlove ❤️ xx
Was that "stranger" a small child? Because that sounds like something that only a five-year-old would think is okay to say.
Perhaps the person thought that because of Fletcher's fame it was okay to cruelly mock her for not adhering to the ridiculous standard celebs set of immediately re-gaining one's pre-baby body. That's as good of an excuse as "the dog ate my homework." At least Fletcher had a good and very public comeback for this acquaintance.