Kylie Jenner is already being seriously mum-shamed
It's been two weeks since the birth of Kylie Jenner's baby daughter Stormi, and although she's revealed her name as well as a blurry photo of the bub (which became Instagram's most-liked photo of all time, btw), the 20-year-old is still keeping things relatively secret.
"I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions," she wrote on Instagram after she finally announced that she had been pregnant all along. "I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew."
Kylie marked her return to society this week after being photographed getting coffee with BFF Jordyn Woods and later attending Heather Sanders' baby shower – without Stormi. It was her first public appearance since giving birth, and before then she was holed up at home for the good part of six months while hiding the pregnancy. The Lip Kit mogul took to Instagram to share a snap of the day's outfit inside a very swish looking car.
But while Kylie's return to social media has been long-awaited, it seems not everyone is happy. People are mum-shaming the 20-year-old, saying that she has been neglecting her newborn.
"Shouldn’t she be taking care of her baby?" one person wrote on Facebook, while another asserted, "Probably never see that baby around her, she'll always be with nannies."
"Where is her daughter at? Who leaves their newborn for coffee?," another wrote.
But would it be too bold to say that they're being a little harsh? It's probably very easy for Kylie to make coffee at home, but could it be that she wanted to get out of the house, see her friends and have a moment to herself after all the mayhem (as happy as it may be)?
Motherhood is as life-changing as it is exhausting. She just spent 9 months hosting another human inside her body, went through horrors I can only imagine during labour, and now has to contend with a newborn that has to be constantly held, fed, cleaned and burped. Plus isn't it a bit old-fashioned to assume that the mother should take all of this responsibility?
A lot of people chose to defend Kylie from being mum-shamed too. "You know the baby has a father right? Like, dads can parent their children while mom takes a break for a few hours," one person wrote on Facebook.
"I went out on lunch dates with my husband after our son was born so we could have adult time," added another. "Guess who had the baby. His nana. Parents are allowed alone time. We are not required to spend 24/7 with them!"
And we mustn't forget that the paparazzi are tailing Kylie's every move right now.
"I wouldn't like to take my baby out in the public if I was this famous!" one person wrote on Facebook, "she is way too young for this, paparazzi are crazy and they don't care for the well-being of the child they will do anything to get that photo!!"
Having time to yourself is healthy for new mothers, and staying cooped up and stressing excessively about the safety of your child could easily lead to a host of issues. So everyone, please just chill.