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Pink Can’t Even Drink a Coffee Without Being Mummy Shamed. Enough Already!

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Pink Can’t Even Drink a Coffee Without Being Mummy Shamed. Enough Already!

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Pink recently shared an endearing image of herself taking a moment to drink a cup of coffee. She’s pregnant, and decided to sit on the floor with her cuppa as her microwave is under the bench and she was already down there anyway. We’ve all done it, especially when pregnant.

Clearly Pink has a sense of humour. And clearly, mummy shamers do not.

Out they came in force, criticising the singing superstar for everything from not loving her unborn child to drinking milk stripped of nutrients by being nuked, and even calling her out on the placement of her microwave.

I am not making this shit up.

The Today Show in the US shared Pink’s picture and the post was filled with “sanctimommies” shaming her for her choice to drink a cup of decaf.

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A lot of people have rushed to Pink’s defence, telling the “mommy shamers” to shut the hell up, but why do these awful “sanctimommies” feel the need to shame other women in the first place?

This year has been shitty. For a lot of people. Just chatting casually to other school mums at end of year Christmas concerts has made me realise that 2016 can generally just go straight to hell in a handbasket. No one has had a good year in one way or another. We’re all in this crap year together.

SO WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE STILL MAKING IT WORSE FOR EACH OTHER?

Enough with the mummy shaming already! Can’t a pregnant lady enjoy her coffee in peace?

Pink went on to share an article about the shaming she received following her quiet coffee. And guess what happened then?

Yep, people shamed her for shaming mommy shamers.

She has since deleted the negative comments from her own social media, but comments from shared posts remain.

If Pink, one of the most badass mothers in the entire world can’t drink a decaf coffee without other mothers coming for her, what hope do the rest of us have?

I see negative comments all over the internet. Wherever there is a comment box, there are people making other people feel like crap. Even the slightest bit of snark has a way of dimming your shine for a bit.

This happens to everyone at some point and it really needs to stop.

If you are one of these people that make a habit of dragging others down, who enjoy setting people straight about their perceived shameful actions, STOP IT. Spend a little time soul searching on why you feel the need to send that extra little bit of negativity into the world. That’s just enough to destroy someone’s day, pulling their loved ones down with them until everyone’s day is shitty. Don’t be that person.

If you can’t be the one that spreads kindness and positivity, say nothing. It’s easy. Close your browser and go outside instead.

Think of someone saying something just a little bit mean to a loved one and think about how it would make them feel. Now multiply it by ten, because that shit gets under a person’s skin and stays with them for much longer than you could possibly imagine.

Stop saying mean judgy things.  It’s not hard.

And rock on, Pink. Raise your glass, it’s only your business what’s in it!

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Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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