If anyone is going to have a sense of humor about negative social media comments, it’s probably Amy Schumer.
The comedian gave birth to her first child, Gene Attell, on May 5th. When she returned to her old standup stomping grounds, New York’s Comedy Cellar, two weeks after delivering her baby boy, she didn’t receive a warm welcome from everyone on Instagram.
Amy wrote “Pic from tonight by @hewasfunny I’m back!” on a photo that showed her taking the stage for a set.
While some friends and followers praised her for doing her job, she was also hit with comments about her comedy comeback.
“And… here comes the mom shaming…ughhhhhhhhhhh,” Molly McNearney, writer, producer and wife of Jimmy Kimmel chimed in.
Amy responded jokingly with, “I’ve always wanted to be mom shamed!”
She also clapped back the next day with a message sending “love” directly to her haters by sharing a photo of her using a breast pump.
“Sending out love to the moms shaming me for doing standup last night! #tinystairs#schumerpumprule,” Amy wrote.
Following her post, she received support from everyone from Demi Lovato, who called her a “rock star” to Selma Blair and Tess Holliday, who commented, “But if you were a new Dad it would be ok?”
Have you ever experienced mom-shaming? How did you deal with it?