Hilary Duff Tells Weight Critics to Back Off (VIDEO)
Yes, Duff has been the first to admit that she hasn’t reached her weight goal after giving birth to her son, Luca. Shocking, I know. It’s almost like she’s spent the past three months taking care of her new child or something.
Hilary has publicly stated that she’s committed to taking her weight loss slow and enjoying spending time with her family, telling In Touch magazine, “I’m not perfect, but I feel fantastic.” She claims to hit the gym a few times a week.
Apparently that’s not enough for a number of Internet commenters/professional sad people, who decided that their time would be best spent criticizing a new mom for not having a ‘magazine-worthy’ figure. Here are a few choice comments, taken from TMZ:
She hit back against those who are slamming her for daring to appear in public and not looking like a runway model. She even challenged critics to “say it to [her] face” and commented on the unrealistic expectations many people seem to have about how quickly a woman should be able to lose the weight she puts on during pregnancy.
“This is how it goes for most women – the weight doesn’t fall off overnight,” said Duff.
This type of criticism is unfortunately not just directed at Hilary. As we’ve previously reported, pressure to ‘lose the baby weight’ is put on all women who are in the public eye. A lot of this has to do with our growing obsession with pre- and post-pregnancy bodies. With so many articles about “OHMAHGERD, SHE DROPPED THE BABY POUNDS SO FAAAST” and “LOOK HOW QUICK SHE GOT HER BODY BACK”, our expectations of what most women actually look like after giving birth become skewed.
Perhaps if we focused more on the happiness of new mothers, their babies, and their partners, we wouldn’t be so concerned about whether a woman can fit into her pre-pregnancy jeans six weeks post-partum.