Since announcing her pregnancy last fall, Meghan Markle has been mocked for apparently cradling her growing belly too much. Now, a British newspaper is scrutinizing the mama-to-be’s maternity style — and her supporters are sick of it.
Last week the Daily Express published an article picking apart the 37-year-old’s preference for form-fitting dresses and “coats that she can’t do up,” which it claims is because the duchess is “making sure her bump is taking centre stage.”
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 25, 2019
“While many previous royals would keep their bumps discreetly ‘veiled,’ Meghan’s styling show she’s obviously excited about becoming a mother,” the article noted, citing a stylist and a body language expert who said the duchess “flicks” away her undone coats to show off her stomach.
But the media attention is wearing thin with royalists and fans of Meghan. Critics have accused the newspaper of being invasive, with some calling the coverage hypocritical given its past glowing coverage of Kate Middleton, who gave birth to her third child last April. Others even accused the paper of treating Meghan differently because she is biracial.
Journalist Soledad O’Brien and actor Samuel West were among those slamming the coverage of Meghan.
Breaking news: pregnant woman looks pregnant. Shocking. 😱
— Elliot GC (@Elliotgc) January 28, 2019
Oh do fuck off. Or else stop photographing her and let her be happily pregnant in peace https://t.co/kOZ6eGlLyL
— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) January 28, 2019
One is showing hers off even lauded for it and the other ensures hers takes centre stage. Racist much? pic.twitter.com/Q2FPqbr7S5
— Gold'N (@nthabiseng_ms) January 28, 2019
For crying out loud! She’s almost 7mos. What do you expect to take center stage, her ankles? 🙄
— Neri (@Aqarius_girl) January 26, 2019
*Diana was pregnant 37 years ago*
"She's wore that bump with pride"
*Meghan pregnant now*
"Have you noticed how that attention-seeking bitch never hides away her hoity toity bump?" pic.twitter.com/7naYcElEhu
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 28, 2019
The duchess was also the subject of a recent Daily Mail article questioning whether her habit of touching her belly was “pride, vanity, acting or a New Age bonding technique.” That too was met with criticism.
Because she’s happy to be pregnant. Y’all are so tiring.https://t.co/10TYmcM17w
— Cora Harrington (@lingerie_addict) January 29, 2019
Other moms have remarked that Meghan touching her baby bump is a completely natural instinct for a pregnant woman.
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