Another day, another celebrity being mom-shamed — and Khloé Kardashian hasn't even given birth yet! The 33-year-old mom-to-be was recently traveling to Tokyo with sisters Kim and Kourtney when she fell victim to the dark side of mom-shaming, or in her case, pregnancy shaming. While people were quick to question her decision to fly in her third trimester, which we'll dive into shortly, the most eye-rolling, jaw-dropping, brow-raising shaming is over the fact that Khloé has been cradling her bump in photos.
Seriously? Seriously. We couldn't make this sh*t up. We're all privy to a Kardashian Instagram photo — that glowing makeup and styled hair to accentuate a designer outfit — but the fact that people have a problem with Khloé holding her bump is just absurd. The reality star also had a lot of questions about the recent comments, taking to Twitter to address the shamers:
People are very opinionated about my bump. I choose to cradle my bump because it’s MINE. I’ve waited for this VERY short moment for YEARS. I have only months to enjoy this phase in my life, so I will touch my bump and love my bump as often as I choose. Mommy loves you baby! ❤️— Khloé (@khloekardashian) February 28, 2018
It's pretty disturbing to think that people could hate on her desire to touch her bump, or hate on the love she has for her bump.
Now the question about traveling during Khloé's third trimester is also something the haters have spoken out about, but this reason for shaming does seem a little bit more out of concern. The sisters arrived in Japan earlier this week, donning some particularly bright looks. With Khloé about eight months pregnant, the safety concerns of air travel were brought up, and yes, it was safe for her to travel on a long flight while pregnant.
I’m allowed to travel according to my dr. Of course, before our flight, I took all precautions and got my body checked from my dr and I’m completely healthy. I wouldn’t put my baby at risk in any way. ❤️❤️❤️— Khloé (@khloekardashian) February 28, 2018
At eight months, she is anywhere between 33 and 36 weeks pregnant, and according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, air travel is safe for pregnant women up to 36 weeks. Take that, haters! We truly don't believe Khloé would travel unless she was certain it was safe, and that does appear to be the case. Regardless, as always, the reactions flooded Twitter. Check out what some people had to say below.
Just do this to them gurl x pic.twitter.com/QRQkEEb29I— Jade (@MissJadeW) February 28, 2018
It’s not about the flying. It’s a 17 hour girls trip over an ocean. Personally, if I ever have a baby, I’m not going to fly to Tokyo when I’m 8 months. Especially, if all my Sisters gave birth 4 to 5 weeks early. 😊— Stephanie Sidley (@StephanieSidley) February 27, 2018
No more flying! You're scaring me 🤦♀️ what if you went into labor on the plane 🙀
— Marcy Lineback (@marcykristine) February 27, 2018
🙄🤦🏼♀️ reading comments... let the woman live! My G*d! It's like everyone's an OB/GYN these days. If you've been following Khloe's pregnancy journey you'd see that she and her doctors really do have it covered.
— Cindy Johnson (@CindyJFIT) February 28, 2018
Girl u took a big risk u are brave too be flying across the world being 8 months pregnant l'm surprise Tristan didn't put his foot down on this just saying.
— rosemary davis (@rosemar26428973) February 27, 2018
How did you get the go ahead to fly so late in pregnancy? Or do you have a Dr with you? I had flights booked coming up but have been told it's too late for me to fly :(
— Toni Purser (@toekneepurser) February 27, 2018
A 17 hour flight though? What if she delivers early? Or ends up with medical problem so far away from home? Not really a smart choice this late in pregnancy.
— Vickie S (@VickieS65) February 27, 2018