From Beyonce to Pink, nobody is safe: celebrities get 'mum-shamed' too

Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to mum-shaming.
Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to mum-shaming. Photo: AAP

It's 2019 and everyone is getting mum shamed -- your grandmother, your doctor and yes, even celebrities who seemingly have it all together.

Being a mum is already tough enough. One survey found motherhood to be equal to working two-and-a-half full-time jobs and that's not even taking into account mums who have other jobs. To make things that much harder, we have mum-shamers.

Mum-shaming is when people point out things other mums are doing wrong or judge them for it and according to CBS, 60% of mums have experienced mum shaming. It's pretty common and can include anything from criticising mums who don't breastfeed to shaming those who do so in public.

Here are just a few stars whose parenting choices have been criticised.

Amy Schumer went back to work

The comedian was a brand new mother when she first experienced mum-shaming after posting a photo of herself returning to the stage two weeks after giving birth.

People were questioning why she was back so soon. "Jesus, Amy. Let the stitches dissolve first," one user tweeted, while another added: "Like, I can still smell your placenta."

Schumer took it in stride, replying on the post, "I've always wanted to be mum-shamed!"


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Chrissy Teigen maybe stopped breastfeeding


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It would probably be easier to list off the times she hasn't been mum shamed, from her decision to undergo IVF to dining out shortly after giving birth to Luna.

When Teigen's husband, John Legend, posted a seemingly innocent photo of her feeding her youngest child, Miles, backstage on "The Voice," the mum-shamers came out in full force.

Someone asked: "You no longer breastfeed?" to which the model wittily replied: "John never breastfed Miles." Touché mama.

Beyoncé drank wine


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Even the queen herself has some haters.

Beyoncé shared a picture of herself drinking wine shortly after her twins were born and people started wondering if she was breastfeeding or not and criticising her for drinking if she was.

Avoiding alcohol while breastfeeding is the safest option, however, alcohol in moderation (one drink a day) is not known to be harmful to an infant, says the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. If a mother is concerned, she can also choose to express the breast milk and discard it.

The mum-shamers also came for Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy. They remarked that the "Formation" artist needed to take better care of her daughter's hair.

Kim Kardashian let her daughter wear lipstick


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Kim Kardashian has been mum shamed on more than one occasion, from going out to the movies shortly after Saint was born to straightening her daughter's hair.

There was also that one time she let her oldest, North West, wear red lipstick during a Christmas family photo which was a clear violation of mum-shamers' policy.

Some said North was too young for makeup and that red lipstick was a "mature" look for her.

Hilary Duff kissed her kid on the lips

Hilary Duff shared a photo of her and her son at the happiest place on Earth. What could there possibly be to criticise?

Some people took issue with the fact that Duff kissed her little boy on the lips.

"For anyone commenting that a kiss on the lips with my four year old is 'inappropriate' go ahead and click unfollow with your warped minds and judgment," she responded in the comments.

Hilaria Baldwin didn't put a hat on her son


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The mother of four shared a video of her husband, Alec Baldwin, holding their 1-year-old son, Romeo, in a swimming pool for his "first pool experience."

Some critics remarked on how her child wasn't wearing a hat to shield his face from the sun and questioned if he was wearing sunscreen.

Baldwin fired back: "If you would like, I will invite you to my home and you can try to both put a hat on him and have him keep it on. You will be my honoured guest," she responded. "And OF COURSE he has sunscreen on. What is wrong with people that they expect the worst?"

Carrie Underwood wore too much makeup


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Mums in makeup and kids' soccer games apparently don't go hand-in-hand.

Underwood shared a selfie of herself at her son Isaiah's soccer game, but some people were worried about the amount of makeup she had on, or the fact that it was a photo of her and not her son.

Megan Fox let her boys have long hair


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Fox shared a photo of her two eldest kids, Bodhi and Noah at the beach. Adorbs.

A few people, however, were fixated on the duo's hair. It was too long for their liking and some said she should let her boys be boys and quit trying to force them to be girls.

"If you want a girl so bad why don't you try to adopt or have more kids. Let your boys be boys," wrote one critic.

Pink's son was naked


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Pink has been mum-shamed to the point that she has vowed never to post anything on social media about her kids ever again.

The 39-year-old mum of two shared a photo of her son Jameson, 2, and her daughter Willow, 7, feeding a pelican by a pool. Jameson was naked from the waist down. She deleted the original post after a barrage of people criticised her for circumcising her son.

Ayesha Curry looked pregnant again


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Ayesha Curry took to Instagram to share a family photo after husband Steph Curry and brother-in-law Seth Curry competed during Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals, where the Golden State Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers.

In the group shot, Curry is holding 10-month-old son Canon while daughters Riley, 6, and Ryan, 3, in matching blue-and-white dresses, pose along with other family members.

That's when one user asked, "Are you pregnant again..." to which she joked that her "30lb [13.6kg] son" is breaking her back in the photo.

"Maybe portion-control his food a bit," a critic wrote in a comment that has since been deleted. Curry instantly shut down the user: "Excuse you? No. Just no."

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