Pregnant Rachel Platten ‘cried for 30 minutes’ after being body-shamed
Pregnant singer Rachel Platten recently shared an important PSA: it’s never OK to comment on a woman’s body.
The 37-year-old, who is best known for her hit “Fight Song,” revealed in a recent Instagram post that she broke down sobbing after an acquaintance remarked, “’Wow, your hips and butt look way bigger! So cool!’”
Though the woman didn’t mean to be cruel, the mom-to-be was devastated. “Then I cried for 30 minutes. Because I’ve also noticed my body changing because DUH I’m making a human but I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m being hard on myself no one can tell,’” Platten wrote. “But when she pointed it out publicly it stung so bad.”
The star continued: “For so long I have had to keep my body a certain way and it’s NICE and freeing to just let it do what it needs to do and I’m proud that I’m letting my baby get all the nourishment it needs. BUT . . . can we just put it out there that it is never cool to tell any woman their ass got bigger (or smaller) Just don’t comment.”
Platten has been keeping it real since her rep confirmed to Us Weeklyexclusively last month that she and her husband Kevin Lazan, are expecting their first child.
“The truth is, I am overwhelmed with love, joy and happiness about our baby. It’s a total miracle that I’m growing a human and my husband I couldn’t be more thrilled,” she wrote in a July 25 Instagram post. “But, I have also had an incredibly difficult spring and summer with serious nausea, exhaustion, constant sickness and all the awful symptoms no one wants to really talk about when sharing ‘the perfect blessed’ journey of pregnancy. I was so afraid that if I shared that part (the difficult of flying and performing while puking in green rooms and airplanes) that I”d seem ungrateful when I’m actually crazy full of gratitude — I’m just HUMAN.”