OK Magazine’s new Kate Middleton cover caused a buzz in Britain — but not because the story resonated with readers.
While OK and its competitors regularly drag new moms like Kate Middleton into an unwanted spotlight just days after they give birth, the latest cover seems to be the last straw for many UK women.
The OK Magazine Kate Middleton controversy stemmed from a cover centering on ‘Kate’s Post-Baby Weight Loss Regime,’ with a sub-header speculating that her ‘stomach will shrink straight back.’
A cover, just days after Kate left the hospital, featured the new mom in a blue maternity dress the day after Prince George made his appearance — an image that delighted mothers everywhere for presenting a truthful portrait of a real ‘post-baby body.’
Middleton looked unselfconscious but was not shoehorned into tight fitting clothes nor attempting to obscure the fact she’d recently given birth — and moms everywhere breathed a sigh of relief that someone, somewhere who winds up in the papers allowed that to be a visible truth.
After OK’s Kate attack, UK celeb Katy Hill tweeted her own two months postpartum shot:
— Katy Hill (@KatyHillTV) July 23, 2013
After the OK Kate Middleton brouhaha, the mag posted an apology to both the Duchess and women in general, saying:
“Kate is one of the great beauties of our age and OK! readers love her. Like the rest of the world, we were very moved by her radiance as she and William introduced the Prince of Cambridge to the world. We would not dream of being critical of her appearance. If that was misunderstood on our cover it was not intended.”
Do you think mags like OK will keep ragging on women like Kate Middleton about postpartum bodies?