The Kardashian-Jenner sisters are all too familiar with being mommy-shamed. They’ve been criticized for taking vacations, getting their babies’ ears pierced, letting a 5-year-old have straightened hair, and, now, taking a night off to support a charitable cause.
Khloé Kardashian, for one, is fed up. The reality star, who welcomed daughter True Thompson in April, took to Twitter to call out the comments she received after attending a charity poker event with mom Kris Jenner and sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
On Sunday, the family helped raise money for cancer research by turning up for the first If Only poker tournament, which sponsors plan to hold annually, benefiting City of Hope, a private treatment center in California. According to Kardashian, she was ill but took part anyway to support a good cause.
Despite her charitable intentions, some folks weren’t willing to cut the new mom some slack and gave her a hard time about leaving True at home. Kardashian responded to the mommy shaming head-on, noting that her daughter’s father, NBA star Tristan Thompson, was taking care of her.
Mommy shamers r at a high right now. I’m sick, at a charity event & I’m getting slack 4being here bc I have a baby? Her dad is watching her while I’m trying 2bring awareness 2an amazing organization. But either way, what’s wrong w a new mom letting daddy take over 4a few hours?
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 30, 2018
Her tweet raises a good point: True has two parents — and, while Thompson has been criticized for many things, hitting the road for the NBA playoffs soon after his daughter’s birth hasn’t been one of them. Is it fair that Kardashian gets shamed for taking time off to support a charity?
Her fans say no.
Women just cannot win – shamed for not wanting kids, shamed for having them and going back to work, shamed for having them and staying at home. We’re always damned if we do and damned if we don’t. And it’s usually other women doing the shaming! 😡
— Loran B (@loranlily) July 30, 2018
But no one says anything when the daddy is out and about and you’re at home with the baby. There’s a huge double standard there.I mean, my husband helped make our baby soooo yeah he’s going to help raise her too.And if I want to take a break, I can do that! Because mommin is hard
— Katy Garner (@KatyGarner5) July 30, 2018
I think that one of the most important things a new mom can do is ensure that she maintains her own separate identity. Being a mom is a huge bonus, but it’s not the core of who you are as a person. Keep doing you. Fuck everyone else.
— Linz DeFranco (@LinzDeFranco) July 30, 2018
Fear not: The mom-shaming brigade will no doubt find something else to fixate on before the day is out.
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