If you listen to enough internet commenters who concern-troll celebrities, mothers shouldn’t eat anything (but also shouldn’t be “too thin”) and also should always look their best without ever looking “too good.”
This time, the celebrity getting unfairly slammed is none other than the beautiful and talented Jenna Dewan Tatum.
Her “crime” this time?
Showing her butt.
Jenna Dewan Tatum is an actress, an exceptional dancer, and yes, she’s also a mom. And guess what: she has a butt.
Barring an extremely rare birth defect or a horrifying injury, just about all humans have butts.
(Yes, even your friend who laments that they “don’t even have an ass.”)
Her husband Channing Tatum’s bragged about her naked body before, so it can’t really be that surprising.
But when Jenna posted this photo to her Instagram, mom-shamers swarmed the comments to give her a hard time.
She looks so great!
Like, of course she does. But still.
Okay, done admiring her spectacular glutes?
Then we can move on.
So, this was part of Jenna Dewan Tatum’s “cheeky balcony” photo series on Instagram.
So far, there are just the two pictures in the series. We hope that the hateful responses haven’t discouraged Jenna from continuing with it.
Firstly, because no one should be discouraged from doing what’s fun or enjoyable for them because of other people’s hate.
But also just because she looks amazing and every photo of her is just a blessing.
These are classy, beautiful photographs of a talented and gorgeous woman.
So, naturally, the mom-shamers swooped in. Apparently, you’re not allowed to have a body anymore after you have a child.
Negative comment after negative comment said just about the same thing.
What varied was the level of direct rudeness.
“You have a kid . . . Shame on you.”
That one sounds like Jenna’s being shamed for being a mother, period.
“She’s a mother and married. Smh, disappointed at Jenna.”
Oh boy, that one’s mom-shaming and wife-shaming. A real twofer.
(Not that it would matter if he did, but Channing Tatum clearly doesn’t mind … and there’s a more-than-decent chance that he took the photo himself)
“Of course she is hot but poor Everly. What signals is she sending to her young daughter? Mummy’s bum is all over the net haha. Lead by example.”
Thanks, consummately British mom-shamer. (Mum-shamer?)
She’s not texting her butt to her 4-year-old daughter. Everly won’t be old enough to sign up for any social media for another 9 years.
And by that point, if not already, Everly will be mature enough to accept the fact that her mother has a butt.
(Unlike these commenters)
“Beautiful, but you are a mother. Be a role model for your daughter.”
Being confident in her beautiful body and showing exactly as much of it as she likes is a great way to role model for her daughter.
(This, by the way, was a photo that Channing Tatum had previously shared.)
Jenna Dewan didn’t reply directly.
Too many celebrities get bogged down trying to respond to trolls.
This gives them exactly what they want, more often than not.
Instead, Jenna just shared some words of wisdom that seemed to be aimed at the trolls.
“You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building up one another instead of letting each other down.”
That’s not exactly a subtweet … but it’s something.
Jenna Dewan Tatum is a delight. We’re glad that she has a husband who’s worthy of her.