Amy Schumer's latest Instagram post was filled with people mom-shaming her for returning to work two weeks after giving birth to her son.
Mom-shaming has become a very common thing now, with people telling you what to do and what not to when it comes to raising your own child. The sad thing is that no one is an exception to being mom-shamed, not even celebrities, and Amy Schumer is the latest one to be mom-shamed for choosing to return to work two weeks after giving birth to her son. She took to social media platform Instagram to share the news with the world that she was back to doing her stand-up performance at New York City’s Comedy Cellar.
To be honest, Schumer looked really adorable in a floral dress, even though it's been barely two weeks since enduring complicated labor and delivery, so it definitely would not have been easy for her to be up and at it so soon, but yet, she did. I think she should be praised, and not shamed. But, of course, the internet can't help doling out unsolicited opinions, and mom-shamed Schumer for coming back to work.
The new mom — who gave birth to her first child, son Gene Attell, on May 5, User @janierock commented: Jesus, Amy. Let the stitches dissolve first. I’m still on the couch and my youngest is three. Another user @halinanewberrygrant added: This just in: woman gives birth, then within weeks leaves the house and stands up for 30 mins surrounded by friends making people laugh. The horror. Call CPS.
A user @sarafinaitalia wrote: Already???? That’s insane!!! And inhumane. Contract or not you need to be allowed at least 6 weeks for maternity. @lpearstrom added: I’m sorry. What?! Didn’t you birth a human like 5 minutes ago? User @astoriajohnny wrote: Wow, you're that desperate to get back your fame, that you waited a mere 2 weeks, after giving birth, to get back on stage. That boy was a publicity stunt. And now here come the "being a parent is hard" jokes.
Among the mom-shamers were also a lot of people who decided that Amy was a strong woman. @dora_happychezmoi wrote: What rest? Are you kidding me? I had nobody to clean and cook for me, go grocery shopping, to take my kids to school, to activities, etc. Three kids, one them a newborn. That's life. You just put on your cape and do what you have to do. Besides, work helps with post partum depression, too. Amy, you're amazing. Rock on.
Knowing Amy Schumer, she wasn't really going to remain silent, and employed humor to her defense. She made really good use of it and she replied to a few of those comments from her famous friends, like Jimmy Kimmel‘s wife, writer, and producer Molly McNearney. @mmcnearney commented: And...here comes the mom shaming.....ughhhhhhhhhhh. Schumer jokingly replied to it, saying: I’ve always wanted to be mom shamed!!!!
Then, there was @jessicayellin who wrote: I can only imagine what a pump room looks like at a comedy club. Welcome back. #rockstar, to which Schumer replied: Every room is a pump room if you put your mind to it. @robinfitz added: You can’t keep a good woman down! Schumer responded to that saying: Oh no, you can’t. All said and done, the joke seems to be on the people who can't help BUT judge Schumer for being a mother and for being back at work in such a short period of time!
Soon after, she shared a picture of herself in bed, wearing granny panties and connected to breast pumps. She wrote: Sending out love to the moms shaming me for doing standup last night! #tinystairs#schumerpumprules pic by @mofischhh. Now that's how you answer to shamers, instead of an elaborate explanation telling them why you did what you did. Heck, it's your life and you have the freedom to do whatever you want to, no questions asked.