Jessie James Decker, unapologetically showcases her life and her parenting style online. However, people can’t seem to leave her alone about either. The 32-year-old country star recently received negative comments on an Instagram post that featured a photo of her wearing a t-shirt, slippers, and underwear. The comments criticized both what she was wearing and the fact that her child was present.
The photo somehow captures the absurdity of the moment that many mothers are finding themselves in. The room is a bit disheveled, it’s a touch chaotic, and we all just need a glass of wine.
Jessie James Decker received some backlash after posting a photo of herself draped over a chair.
The photo captures the singer as she’s laid over the arms of a chair, holding a glass of wine, and probably too exhausted to care about what she’s wearing. The room’s kind of a mess and a child is in the background on an unmade bed. With many parents overwhelmed by the new responsibilities of taking care of their children nonstop while schools and daycares are closed, many are really feeling the strain.
The over-the-top photo is hilariously captioned, “Tuesday.”
An overwhelming number of comments on the post are positive with many commiserating with Decker.
“And here I was feeling guilty for having a glass of wine on a tuesday !! Cheers!!” one person wrote.
“THIS IS A WHOLE MOOD GIRL,” another emphatically responded.
However, some were not feeling the vibe. One person wrote, “You walk around like that with your kids around…”
“Yes. No different than a swim suit. I teach my children the body is beautiful. Nothing to be ashamed of,” she replied.
“Are you really that desperate for attention?”
“Are you really that desperate for attention?” another person asked.
“Yeah. I don’t get enough love. Can I get a hug?” Decker dryly replied.
It’s clear Decker doesn’t have time for any of the negative comments and that might be because the mother of three is past the negativity.
Decker has been spreading a body-positive message for years.
The “Lights Down Low” singer shares sons Forrest Bradley, 2, and Eric Thomas II, 4, plus daughter Vivianne Rose, 6, with husband Eric Decker. She’s been open about her body highs and lows over the years, including how her thoughts of her own body image have evolved since becoming a mom.
In a candid Instagram post last month, she revealed her insecurities.
“I’ll be honest I still get insecure when I put a swimsuit on sometimes because of how much loose skin I have from my pregnancies,” Decker wrote. “I worked really hard to lose all of my baby weight. Even gaining 55 pounds with my first. It’s no wonder I have so much loose skin two out of the three babies were 9 pounds.”
“I’ve had a few breast reduction surgeries and lifts to try to tighten up the skin on my breasts (at one point the skin was so loose from growing to a size G from breastfeeding that I swear they could hit my belly button no joke) but now I have been left with really intense scars all the way around my cleavage that I try to hide out of insecurity,” she continued.
“Growing a baby is such a beautiful super power and I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining one bit but I am a human being and sometimes the loose skin does make me a little insecure and make me wonder if I’m still sexy to Eric or if people are looking at my stomach when I’m in a bikini which I’m sure sounds silly but it’s just me being in my head sometimes,” she wrote.
This is not the first and unfortunately, it probably won’t be the last time Decker is mom-shamed or body-shamed on social media.
She received a lot of heat in 2018 after she posted a photo of herself holding a glass of wine while breastfeeding her son, Forrest.
“I honestly feel like I’m the voice of all the moms,” she told PEOPLE the following month. “I definitely feel like they get heat for certain things. I know I’m a great mother, there’s not one doubt in my mind. I know that I take care of my babies, I know that they feel loved and they feel happy. I don’t have nannies; I take care of my children.”
“So if I want to have a cocktail to celebrate my husband doing something great in his work, I’m going to, and I can still breastfeed,” she explained.
“I feel like I want to be a voice for those moms that feel heat from others, or feel judgment because this is a hard job, and if you want to enjoy yourself you do it,” Decker added.
AMEN! Every parent has a different style and while you might not agree with Decker’s it’s okay to keep those comments to yourself. It’s hard enough for moms! Although it doesn’t seem like Decker has any problems letting the insults roll off her back.
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