Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Criticized for Not Being Skinny Six Months After Giving Birth
If you haven’t heard of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, let us fill you in by saying that she’s basically the Angelina Jolie of Bollywood. Aishwarya has starred in a number of Bollywood films, but you may recognize her from The Pink Panther 2 or her Pepsi commercial. This Indian beauty, who was once called “the most beautiful woman in the world,” by Julia Roberts, is now facing criticism from fans who believe she should have already lost the weight she gained while pregnant – six months ago.
In a video entitled Aishwarya Rai’s Shocking Weight Gain, the actress and former Miss World is ridiculed for not having regained her figure after giving birth. The video features a soundtrack of elephant calls.
One comment on the video, from a user called TheBilliebobsmith, says, “That’s bad, she got really fat. The husband should be out cheating on her now”.
Another comment implores Aishwarya to, “learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery.”
Reality check: just six months ago, Aishwarya grew another human being INSIDE HER BODY. So no, it’s not reasonable to expect her to look exactly the same as she did pre-baby such a short time later.
In my opinion, it takes nine months for a woman to put the weight on – it should take at least nine to take it off. Not to mention the fact that pregnancy changes women’s bodies in a way that makes it difficult for many to get all the way back down to their pre-baby weight. Oh, and the fact that mothers who can’t afford or don’t want to employ nannies don’t exactly have the time to hit the gym six days a week. And that’s okay.
Let’s make a concerted effort to stop criticizing women and holding them to impractical standards after they’ve given birth (and in general). Deal? Deal.
As for Aishwarya, she’s said that she simply wants to “enjoy motherhood.” Amen.