Hilaria Baldwin is expecting
her third baby in three years. WOW! Clearly she and hubby Alec Baldwin have
been busy pro-pro-procreating.
It comes as no surprise to
anyone who is familiar with Hilaria that the 32-year-old Spaniard and yoga
instructor is sharing this part of her life’s journey on Instagram because she’s
very active, engaged and always sharing on the social media site.
For the most part, her online
community of followers is very supportive and finds her inspiring, but it
wouldn’t be the internet without some vocal haters, now would it?
Case in point: On May 6,
Hilaria shared a photo montage taken in the bathroom of her room at the Beverly
Wilshire Hotel. The song “Pretty Woman” plays while pictures of Hilaria and her
daughter Carmen in their “babe-ing suits” flash across the screen. The mother-daughter duo are about to head off to the pool, hence the bathing suits and
the song playing is a nod to the movie “Pretty Woman” that featured the Beverly
Well, someone didn’t like the post and, instead
of just moving on, felt they HAD to leave some unkindness for the pregnant mama
because why not spew vitriol at women you don't know while hiding behind a screen?
The comment has
since been deleted, but according to E!News
it read, “I love me some Hilaria, but come on, being
perfectly puckered in every frame is not real. It shows like yet another
perfectly shameless IG post. You're just someone who doesn't need to pretend to
be perfect bc, hate to say, you're damn near.”
I’ll be honest, as far as hateful online
comments go, this one isn’t all that HORRIBLE compared to the ugliness I’ve
seen, but remember how I told you that Hilaria is pretty active and engaged on
Instagram? Well, she actually reads the comments that are left for her, responds
to a fair amount of them and this somewhat critical comment got to her. Can you
blame her? She’s pregnant after all ... and HORMONES.
For whatever reason, she couldn’t ignore this particular
comment. On May 7, she responded—and I’m not gonna lie, when I saw the picture
she posted that has the text, “A response to a comment that was left on this
series that I posted yesterday” on it, I may have expected Hilaria to throw
some serious shade, but she didn’t.
I told a friend yesterday that I always try to see people's impressions of me through their eyes, rather than just getting offended. So I am going to respond to this with a place of seeing your position, but let you know who I actually am. I hope I am worth getting to know in your opinion--I feel we all are. Hopefully you will read this and accept me for who I am. But that is entirely up to you and your opinion is your right--not one that I can demand. Lets begin with your words: "shameless" "perfectly puckered" "pretend to be perfect" "not real". I am sorry I don't have any "warts" now, as you told me if I showed them I'd be "cooler"-- I did once as a child on my foot but that got burnt off at the dr--maybe this was the peak of my coolness. I have never done a cosmetic procedure and I rarely wear makeup. So what is wrong with my pictures? I am just me. I take pics in all sorts of places....At the laundromat, right before bed, exercising, tired, pregnant, makeup free... I took pics throughout my pregnancy with Rafa and a day after he was born. No filter, no retouching...because I want to show real. And here I am playing with my little girl--no makeup other than a little mascara. I was having a perfectly fun, innocent time. Can't we all just support each other? We may never meet and you can have any opinion of me you want, but I find that when we project negativity, we miss out. I know I open myself up to all sorts of body shaming when I post like this. So why do I do it? Because I WANT TO BE REAL. These are REAL moments of my life, and regardless of how I look, I am allowed to share them. I don't want to change myself in order to try to please others. Then I would not be me. I have accepted myself with all my imperfections and weird eccentricities. And I am enjoying my life--which is ultimately what it's all about, no? Namaste, my friend, I am keeping this anonymous for you, not including your name. I just wanted you to hear me out. I don't want you to receive any negativity...that is such a terrible feeling that I know too well #366daysoflivingclearly #HilariaLCM
Her response was not shady, it was classy AF.
She tried to see the other person’s position without being offended and she
managed to respond with positivity.
My favorite part of her response reads, “I know I open myself up
to all sorts of body shaming when I post like this. So why do I do it? Because
I WANT TO BE REAL. These are REAL moments of my life, and regardless of how I
look, I am allowed to share them. I don't want to change myself in order to try
to please others. Then I would not be me. I have accepted myself with all my
imperfections and weird eccentricities.”
what I mean? Classy AF.
all of this I wasn't a Hilaria fan. I wasn’t a Hilaria hater either, I just
didn’t have an opinion of her one way or the other. Now I can say that I'm an admirer and I profusely thank her for responding so eloquently to
the mother of two daughters growing up in an age of internet haters who love to
shame women and girls for NOT being ashamed of their bodies or their confidence, good for Hilaria for speaking out. Good for Hilaria
for accepting herself. Good for Hilaria for not responding to negativity with
want my daughters to love, accept and respect themselves, and like Hilaria, I
want them to understand that when people try to shame you, you don’t have to
respond with anger and you also don’t need to feel the shame they are trying to
dump on you. After all, what they are saying has WAY more to do with them than it
has to do with you.