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Pink Gets Mommy-Shamed for Instagram Photo

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Pink might think twice before she posts her next pregnancy photo on Instagram.

The "Just Like Fire" singer and mom of 5-year-old Willow is expecting another baby with husband Carey Hart and posted what many would consider an innocent photo of herself taking a rest during her pregnancy.

Sitting on her kitchen floor in comfy clothes, the 37-year-old singer is smiling while she grabs a cup of coffee from her microwave.


When microwaving your decaf coffee becomes an excuse to sit on the floor and rest for a while.... #help #reststop #illjustbehereifyouneedme

"When microwaving your decaf coffee becomes an excuse to sit on the floor and rest for a while.... #help #reststop #illjustbehereifyouneedme," she wrote.

Cue the mommy shaming.

Instagram and Facebook users chimed in, criticizing Pink for drinking coffee during her pregnancy—never mind that she explicitly wrote that it was decaf.

While some users said that they could relate, others could not take her drinking java at all. "You got to wean yourself off of some things you love for the sake of the baby," wrote one user on Facebook after "Today" posted the photo to its page.

"She shouldn't be drinking coffee if she wants a healthy baby!" another user wrote.

Not only that, but other users criticized her for where her microwave is placed.

"[M]y doctor told me when I was pregnant. Radiation goes to baby if you stand in front. I am an electrical engineer," @elmjesm wrote.

Pink's Instagram followers were not having it, though.

"I personally didn't drink coffee when Prego, but that was a personal choice I made. So drink up your decaf & enjoy. If doctor says it's ok while prego, then do what you think it's best. People need to stop hating & being so judgmental of other women. Get a life!!!!!" wrote @sweet_melimel.

Another user, @siannaeland, added, "Its decaf coffee, people. Stop worrying about pink's life and start worrying about your own."

While pregnant women should take advice first from their doctors, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises that pregnant women should have less than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day to avoid miscarriage or preterm birth. (An 8-ounce cup of caffeinated coffee has about 140 milligrams of caffeine.)

However, the organization writes, "A final conclusion cannot be made at this time as to whether there is a correlation between high caffeine intake and miscarriage."

In addition to the judgy posts and the overwhelming majority that showed support for the singer, there were also the ones that most pregnant women could relate to:

"Getting on the floor is the easy bit," wrote @wendy5555. "It's a hell of a lot harder getting up. Looking great xx"

Congrats to Pink, Carey Hart and Willow!

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