Rachel McAdams' breast pump photoshoot has sparked major debate online
A photoshoot for Girls. Girls. Girls., featuring Hollywood actor, Rachel McAdams, has been praised for normalising breastfeeding.
Photographed by the magazine's founder and editor, Claire Rothstein, McAdams wears head-to-toe couture, but it's her accessories which really up the ante. While she's dripping in Bulgari jewellery, the two breast pumps affixed to her chest send an important message: motherhood stops for no one - not even Hollywood starlets like Rachel McAdams.
Rothstein took to Instagram to explain how they came up with the idea for the shoot;
"A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture," she wrote. "Obviously #rachelmcadams looks incredible and was quite literally the dream to work with but also this shoot was about 6 months post her giving birth to her son, so between shots she was expressing/pumping as still breastfeeding.
"We had a mutual appreciation disagreement about who’s idea it was to take this picture but I’m still sure it was hers which makes me love her even more. Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of. I don’t even think it needs explaining but just wanted to put this out there, as if it even changes one person’s perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that’s great. Besides she’s wearing Versace and @bulgariofficial diamonds and is just fucking major. Big shout out to all the girls."
The ensuing photographs quickly went viral, with social media users praising McAdams' decision.
"As someone who is currently breastfeeding/pumping. This shot @clairerothstein took of #rachelmcadams just makes me squeal with delight. Hells yeah. This is all the vibes," wrote one Twitter user, while another corroborated "Rachel McAdams werking Versace, Bulgari, and a breast pump on the cover of Girls. Girls. Girls. is damn near bringing me to tears. Sexy. Fly. Strong. Empowered. Beautiful. And just look at all that milk!"
"This sort of image is one which should have power not because of taboo but because of the general awesomeness of women and the strength it takes to bring a new life into the world. Inspiring," a third added.
You go, Rachel!