Model Elsa Hosk Claps Back At Trolls Offended By Her Breastfeeding Photos
Victoria’s Secret model Elsa Hosk is firing back at haters who criticized her breastfeeding photos. The 32-year-old gave birth in February to a baby girl, Tuulikki Joan Daly, with her boyfriend Tom Daly. She has since been embracing motherhood and is not letting anyone get her down.
Elsa Hosk Shuts Down Haters Criticizing Breastfeeding Photos
Elsa posted a series of Instagram photos inside of her car. In the photos, her baby is breastfeeding as Elsa poses for the camera. “Mom’s first day back on set and look who came along” she captioned the post. It has received over 435,000 likes on Instagram. Elsa also posted a video breastfeeding her baby in the car on her Instagram story.
Later, she took to her Instagram stories to address some haters. “Find it interesting the amount of dms I get from men who get offended when you post a photo breastfeeding…” she wrote. “Like,,, why is the most natural thing so offending to you? Breasts literally excists [sic] so we can feed our children.”
Elsa previously gushed about becoming a first-time mom. “Happiest day of my life meeting you,” she wrote on Instagram. “Proudest moment in my life giving birth to you. Named after two strong women, my mom and my grandma-in-law, you came into this world like super-woman with your fist next to your face. We will love you forever, baby Tuuli.”
This isn’t the first time Elsa has posted a photo breastfeeding Tuuli. She looked gorgeous in a breastfeeding photo wearing a cream-colored sweater and brown bucket hat earlier this month. She received love from her 6.4 million followers in the comments section of the post.
Other Celebrity Moms Have Fought Back Against Mommy-Shamers
Elsa Hosk is not the only celebrity that has clapped back at trolls for criticizing breastfeeding photos. Model Ashley Graham has posted numerous breastfeeding, stretch marks and pumping photos after welcoming her son Isaac in early 2020.
“If there’s a question to be asked, ask it. But other than that, keep your trap shut and just let that mother figure it out. The mommy-shaming on social media is out of control” she said in the Elle interview. According to Medela, “Mom-shaming is bullying other moms for their parenting choices in subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) aggressions sprinkled into playgroup conversations. It’s a small way for some women to gain stature among a group by tearing down others.”
When Chrissy Teigen welcomed son Miles in 2018, she posted a breastfeeding photo. She also posted a message for new moms on Twitter. “Normalize breastfeeding is such a huge, wonderful thing. But I absolutely felt way more shame having to use formula because of lack of milk from depression and whatnot” she wrote.
“People have surrogates, people have trouble breastfeeding, and all you hear as a new, anxious mom is how ‘breast is best’… ‘Normalize breastfeeding’ is great. ‘Normalize formula’ is great, too!” Chrissy added.
Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd also posted a breastfeeding photo after giving birth to her daughter Mint in December.
So many celebrity moms have joined the effort to normalize breastfeeding including Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde and Eva Longoria.