Royal baby news: Mothers urged to boycott OK! magazine over ‘vile’ Kate post-baby weight front cover
The cover of the July 30 £1 Royal Baby special quickly sparked a backlash on Twitter and Facebook with some branding it “pathetic rot
Furious mums today urged people to boycott OK! magazine after its front cover featured Kate’s “weight loss regime” – just 24 hours after the Duchess gave birth.
The cover of the July 30 £1 Royal Baby special quickly sparked a backlash on Twitter and Facebook with some branding it “pathetic rot”.
Jo Sharpen tweeted: “Vile front page from @OK_Magazine – they should be ashamed. Why is our society so weight obsessed?”.
TV presenter Katy Hill called on all mothers to “boycott” the magazine.
Another, Mrs Fong, said: “Let’s be honest, all women should boycott it for being so oppressive.”
The magazine’s Facebook page was inundated with angry messages from readers.
Arlene O’Donnell posted: “Disgusted in you, how dare you start discussing baby weight, this country is creating little girls in the image of what our media peddle as beauty. I will fight tooth and nail to ensure my daughters don’t conform to this nonsense. We need to raise happy, strong, confident woman who are at ease with themselves, who they are, what they choose to do.”
Belinda Norrington warned the magazine: “Major misjudgement making your front cover about Duchess of Cambridge’s alleged weight loss regime so ridiculously close to the birth – will have seriously offended a lot of people who feel it is a totally inappropriate issue 48 hrs after giving birth.”
Clare Murray wrote: “Why be so cruel and out of touch with how a normal woman looks after she gives birth! I found it refreshing that she didn’t hide the fact that she still had her baby bump. She looked radiant and beautiful, and we shouldn’t be putting undue pressure on any woman after she has given birth to bounce back into shape!!! We all need time!! It takes 9months to make a baby after all…..”
Andrea Ellison said: “Your latest cover is disgraceful, I will not be buying your magazine ever again and will be asking my friends to support me on this too ..shame on you !
Cat Steele added: “Already speculating on Kate’s post baby body 24 hours after she has had her baby? Disgusting, I will never touch one of your magazines. Leave Kate and William alone.”
Angry Emma Chester posted: “It’s a shame your new issue is focusing on losing weight after birth. Leave new mums be!”
Kim Stewart posted: “Disgusted to see you commenting on Kate’s post baby body, OK should be ashamed! Let the new mother enjoy her time with her baby and leave her alone!”
Michael Kiag fumed: “I see your front cover is all about how Kate is going to lose her baby weight. For Gods sake she GAVE BIRTH 2 DAYS AGO!!! How about we congratulate the couple on the safe arrival of their son?? Its disgraceful what ludicrous stories you’ll fabricate to sell magazines. And we wonder why society today is so conscious about self-image, especially women.”
Loyal reader Sharon Vercoe said she was going to stop buying the magazine: “Couldn’t believe your front cover when I saw it on tv, give the poor girl a chance, I think she looks stunning considering she has just given birth to an 8lb 6oz baby! Have brought your ‘magazine’ religiously for years, but now I can save my money, thanks!!”
Jenny Parastatidis said: “HOW DARE YOU talk about her losing her baby weight already you have noright to make her feel weight conscious after having her baby she looks great and she needs time to heal and from someone that had a baby 5 weeks ago I feel her pain. LEAVE HER ALONE let her enjoy her baby.”
Kelly Lewis simply wrote: “You are a bunch of disgraceful people that should be totally a shamed of yourselves! Your magazine is pathetic rot!”
Debra Scott posted: “I think your magazine cover with “kates post baby weightloss” has really missed he mark. Did you forget that your major demograpgic are women who have born/are giving birth to children….we have enough pressure on us with carrying and giving birth to a child without thinking we have to start our weightloss regime 48hours afer giving birth! This is a lesson on how to seriously piss off your readers. We all support Kate and her lovely new family..not her post birth exercise regime.
Emma Killeen added: “You are a vile company to even go and talk about losing weight after a baby has just been born, you should be ashamed to even print such words on your front cover, when she hasn’t even been back home a whole 24 hours. How rude could you be to ones personal life and others around who have also had babies.”
Hours before the magazine hit the streets Kate had proudly presented her newborn son and future king to the world.
Wearing a blue polka-dot custom made Jenny Packham dress, the Duchess was praised for showing off her post-baby bump for all to see.
Netmum’s founder Siobhan Freegard said Kate had showed “what a real mum looks like”.
She said: “In a couple of minutes on the steps of the Lindo Wing Kate has done more for new mums’ self-esteem than any other role model.
“Sadly, too many celebrities often have ultra-fast tummy tucks or strap themselves down to emerge in tiny size six jeans, leaving everyone else feeling inadequate.
“Undoubtedly over the coming weeks the duchess will work hard to regain her figure, but tonight she’s proved herself a health role model for real mums around the world.
“Kate shows what a real mum looks like – and natural is beautiful.”