Actor Blake Lively has slammed post-pregnancy body shamers and criticised the celebration of post-baby body ideals.
During an appearance on a show, Lively, 28, tackled the issue after the interviewer complimented her bikini-ready body in her latest movie The Shallows - filmed months after Lively welcomed her first child James, now 19 months old, reports people.com.
“It’s so unfair though, because it’s so celebrated,” Lively said. “It’s like, this is what someone can look like after a baby. I think a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing.”
Lively continued explaining that new mothers shouldn’t feel the pressure to immediately bounce back to their pre-baby body because they’ve just created life.
“You don’t need to be Victoria’s Secret ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer,” Lively added.
“I mean you gave birth to a human being! So I would really like to see that celebrated.”
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