33-year-old model Porche Thomas (daughter of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Peter Thomas) recently gave birth to twin boys. But before she did, she proved she's a 2017 mom by showing off her baby bump in a bunch of tasteful Instagram pics.
But of course, no woman can post anything on Instagram without the creeps and haters coming out of the woodwork to give her grief about it. Immediately after posting the above image on December 29, she started getting hateful comments shaming her for her bump. And all these trolls cared about was the color of Thomas's belly.
Of course, for every one of these ignorant comments, there were ten supportive ones. Many people pointed out that it's common for women of all races to develop a darker skin tone on their stomachs toward the end of their pregnancy. But Thomas wasn't content to let her fans speak on her behalf. She posted another bikini pic, even fiercer than the one before, with an unapologetic caption clapping back at all her detractors.
Her caption reads:
While some of y'all been in my comments criticizing the blackness that is my belly and me during what shoulda been your holiday cheer, I been over here enjoying life, growing tiny humans, performing miracles and hopefully getting even blacker #justsaying #melaninpoppin #twins #babybump #noairbrushneeded #love and be #loved
If her melanin is poppin', then her hashtag game is DOUBLE POPPIN'. This may be the best clapback Instagram of all time. It has everything: a fierce '80s backdrop, a dismissively raised eyebrow, and a cup of tea that basically turns her into a human Kermit meme.
Best of luck to this young mom and her growing family. Don't let anyone ever drag your belly down.