This past Friday, Ashely Graham shared an Instagram photo changing her newborn son, Issac Menelik Giovanni‘s, dirty diaper while shopping at a Staples store. Sounds like a normal day for a mom, but not all of us have Wendy Williams watching and judging our every move.
The 32-year-old model was seen sporting a black sweater and printed leggings while crouching on the floor in the middle of a stationary aisle as she wipes her son. Issac, 1-month-old, looks content as he lays on his back on what looks to be a padded blanket.
“Sh????t just got real!” she captioned the picture. “First diaper blow up while running errands with no restroom in sight! Thank God I remembered to put the changing mat in the diaper bag!!!”
Graham shares her son with filmmaker Justin Ervin.
And while Wendy Williams totally gets one has to think outside the box when it comes to diaper changing, she was not too pleased with how Graham handled her son’s stinky situation.
This past Thursday, on an episode of her talk show, Williams shamed the supermodel for changing her infant son’s diaper in a public space.
Williams went on to share with the Wendy Williams Show audiences how Graham was “being mommy shamed by me.”
She explained herself, stating that “as a mother, you hate it when you go places and there are no changing tables” but believes Graham should’ve “done something different,” like took Isaac to the car to change him.
“Mothers are looking at Ashley like, ‘If she can do it, I can do it too.’ No the hell you can’t,” said Williams.
And while Williams claimed she understood why many moms don’t have a choice to go out to their car as they are somewhere in the city and have to take alternate transportation, she does not consider Graham to be apart of that group.
“If you have a 7-week-old child [at Staples] … you’re watching the baby more than you’re watching where the Sharpies and the rings of paper and the cartridges for your printer,” Williams said. “When you see that baby’s face turn purple, you know what they’re doing.”
“You leave your whole basket there, you scoop up the baby,” she continued. “This is not cool, and I don’t know why we have to know about it on your Instagram.”
“This is not hot. Ashley, I like you. This is not hot,” Williams said. “This is sending a bad message. I don’t want to see this in the store. I don’t, and I’m a mom.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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