The internet is once again in having a fit over another breastfeeding image.
Terry Richardson posted a photo of his girlfriend, Alexandra Bolotow, breastfeeding their twin sons as a tribute to the new mom on Mother’s Day.
The photo was a very raw shot, capturing the very relatable moments of the newborn stage. The image featured Bolotow nude and tandem breastfeeding her twins in bed. Any new mom can tell you this is a very normal depiction of breastfeeding and caring for infants during the first weeks home, but the internet, as usual, got their panties in a wad (mostly because Bolotow wasn’t wearing any…)
“Ok, no top. But how about pants? You are trying very much to make a beautiful natural thing seem weird.” Wrote one commenter. Other comments ranged from cheers of support to unrelated personal attacks because the anonymous commenters simply didn’t like seeing breastfeeding or the photo. Hollywoodlife.com even called it “a bit TMI” in their report.
Oh internet… you’re allowed your freedom of speech, and of course putting these images out there inevitable will cause debate (which will ultimately allow for the continued normalization of this topic and others)…but seriously? How can we be so blind to how ridiculous the comments sections online are getting… comment all you want, but don’t get defensive when other people decide to also invoke their right to freedom of speech and tell you to grow up…
After all, it’s just a courtesy to let you know that your ignorance is showing.