Giving birth should be an exciting time for mothers. Yahoo reported a couple days back that Bristol just gave birth to her second child.
“Bristol Palin, a daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has given birth to a second child out of wedlock. Palin, 25, who has been an advocate of sexual abstinence before marriage, tweeted on Thursday that she had given birth to a girl, Sailor Grace. ‘My Heart Just Doubled,’ she wrote.”
Many of the articles about Bristol giving birth point out that she has given birth out of wedlock. This may be important to note since, as pointed out from the article above, Palin has always been an advocate for sexual abstinence before marriage. The comments against Palin in an article on People on the topic are unnecessary and brutal.
“Bastard child number two and let me guess…. Tax payers are footing the bill,” says commenter Ruby.
“Keep your ‘chin up’ and your legs closed,” says Kathleen.
There are some people who at least have something nice to say.
“I have much more respect for someone who tries to live morally and fails than someone who makes no effort at all,” says GrowUp.
However, the comments on Twitter are really ugly.
The slut-shaming of Bristol Palin has been relentless, even before she gave birth. At least one liberal news outlet, Salon, called attention and said that the slut-shaming towards Palin has been revolting.
“At the end of the day, we can only hope that she and other girls like her will be able to accept their bodies without shame, understand that their desires are not sick or wrong, and recognize that they should be able to expect love and support that doesn’t hinge on religious conditions. Any person deserves that.”
Bristol Palin isn’t the only one being shamed after giving birth to a child. Kim Kardashian has been taunted by social media after she gave birth to her son Saint earlier this month. For example, after an article announcing the birth on TMZ, commenters went in for the kill.
“That poor baby WILL be so made fun of all his life and especially in middle school, How selfish of thier SICK PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!! that baby will grow up to want to commit suicide thanks to Mommy Dearest and Daddy who thinks he is God,” said commenter MARIE.
“So the pig whelped another money making machine…gag a maggot!” said feddupp.
Things turned worse on Twitter.
Why is Kim Kardashian so fat and ugly...?— Air Genius [yt] (@JMMatthewsBooks) December 12, 2015
I hate Kim Kardashian with such passion that it's almost unjustified but then I remember it's Kim Kardashian and I feel justified again— Jeannie (@dearjeannieeee) December 12, 2015
Celebrities such as Bristol Palin and Kim Kardashian certainly put themselves out there. However, perhaps people who are bullying them instead of rationally criticizing them should take a look at themselves to understand why they are so angry. Do you think people are going too far in criticizing Bristol Palin and Kim Kardashian? Let us know in the comments section.
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