I set out to write this post about how claims of how celebrity new-moms lose their baby weight are absolutely ridiculous. But after about 20 seconds of thought, I figured that was pointless.
We (understand, I don’t mean you and me, I mean the collective “we,” ie, mostly the asshole media) fat-shame the celebrities who don’t quickly drop weight or inches. “OMG!” the headlines proclaim, “CHECK OUT THESE BEACH PICTURES OF [whoever's] UGLY CELLULITE!” But also there are these “OMG! CAN SHE POSSIBLY BE HEALTHY WHEN SHE’S RETURNED TO HER NORMAL SIZE THAT QUICKLY?” (“Quickly,” of course, being anywhere from five weeks to several months to a year. Whatever furthers the
writer’s narrator’s point.)
You/we/they can’t win. Why are we even still discussing the weight of another person? How is that at all productive?
It really doesn’t even seem useful to point out that many celebrities were in very good shape before they got pregnant and during pregnancy, that it’s often easier to lose pregnancy pounds after the first baby, that not everyone drops weight at the same rate (if at all) and, when we’re talking about people whose job is to be aesthetically pleasing, they have slightly different motivation than the typical lady on the street. That stuff doesn’t even matter.
Because, honestly, how is Beyonce’s weight any of my damn business?