Actress and singer Jessica Simpson recently shared a photo of a bottle of breast milk on her Instagram page, clearly taking pride in her accomplishment, and it was just too much for the snowflake crowd on social media.
Given this current generation and how easily they’re offended, this sort of ridiculously stupid outrage is not at all surprising.
Simpson shared the photo Wednesday and captioned it, “This is what success feels like,” adding a cow emoji.
Many social media users took issue with the photo, claiming that Simpson’s remark was insensitive, hurtful, and just not inclusive enough to some women who don’t — or can’t — breastfeed their babies.
One user wrote, “What a great way to make others who can’t [breastfeed] feel like failures. Think before you post.”
Another added, “Breastfeeding is great but for all the moms out there that can’t breastfeed or simply are ‘done’ due to choice, formula is also the best you can do for your child.”
One user wrote, “It’s unbelievable how many of you women are shaming her for feeding her kid. She’s not formula bashing or anything close to it. Pumping is HARD. It’s her personal victory and she’s allowed to be proud of it.”
So apparently, the snowflake generation who can’t breastfeed are upset because Simpson can do what they cannot. Is that not the very definition of envy? Yeah, it’s not an attractive look ladies.
We shouldn’t have to stop and think every time we post something as innocuous as this about whether or not it’s going to make someone else feel bad about themselves.
If your self-esteem is wrapped up in whether or not you can breast feed, then you have your identity grounded in the wrong things.