Mother of three Rachel Hollis is facing accusations of fat-shaming after she posted a photo of herself that was supposed to be a sign of body positivity.

Hollis – a lifestyle blogger – shared the photo via the following post, in which she declared “I have a belly that’s permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies. I wear a bikini because I’m proud of this body and every mark on it.”

I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and…

Posted by The Chic Site by Rachel Hollis on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Several people who saw that post were very quick to respond with criticism of Hollis, essentially telling her she wasn’t actually ugly enough to have posted such a photo.

“Um… I don’t really think you have anything to worry about,” wrote Linda Gravener. “Seriously, I don’t even know why you put this up.”

“Hmm I’m not quite sure you’d be saying all this if you actually had a flabby belly,” declared Patricia Gough. “I’d say it’s pretty easy to wear a bikini when you fit perfectly into what’s conventionally deemed attractive.”

The real trouble, though, began when HuffPost Parents decided to share what was supposed to be an inspirational post on Hollis’ photo – as well as one she had shared a while back (below).

I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and…

Posted by The Chic Site by Rachel Hollis on Saturday, March 21, 2015

“I wish I could dance around the sand in my attention grabbing bikini top, and flat washboard stomach after my three kids,” grumbled Tiffany DeLitzia.

“I’m more like a beached whale with belly like a bowl of fruit jelly. And YES I’m insecure about it, but you cannot put a picture up like this lady and expect the majority of moms to identify with her.”

“I’m so sick of skinny moms acting like they’re huge and posting body image pictures,” wrote Kara Kranz.

“I was hoping to relate and feel a bit empowered,” said Lisa Jayne Strong. “Nah just feel like wow no way in hell I’m ever wearing a bikini again.”

“That’s what she calls stretch marks?” mused Lela Marie. “Really?? I have a 9 year old and still look as if I just gave birth.”

Eva Platt wrote, “Please, Huffpost. Take this article and its photos down. It’s ridiculous and making me feel bad/mad.”

Sources:
HuffPost Parents
Rachel Hollis

  • MikeAZwildcats

    Wat?

  • Nikky

    Whaaaaa????????

  • Susie Loproto

    What is wrong with people????

    • Pat Patrix

      They’re stupid, self-centered, and entitled.

    • feminism

  • MazzMosBaby

    Huff post is run by a bunch of self hating white women

    • man-haters as well

      • Marko Barauna Pezelj

        Omni-haters!

        • Michael Ludgate

          equal opportunity haters

    • Monkey Hammer

      Worst publication in existence.

  • msjoeshmoe

    Somebody call a whaaaaaambulance!

    • theBookDevourer

      Would you like some cheese with your whine?

  • Brenton

    some people need to be told that a successful life takes hard work and discipline, nothing is handed to you and when it is you are less likely to appreciate it.

    • that’s what academia, education, MSM and news media should be telling them but they’re not

      instead they’re telling them that they need to cry wolf, be victims and hate on straight white men to succeed

  • me

    I’m sure glad I’m not a blogger because after my three kids, I don’t even have stretch marks. And my belly looks a lot better than hers. I guess they’d really hate me

    • nah, just don’t post any pictures of yourself, hide your figure with a Burka and you’ll be fine

      otherwise you’ll hurt some fat feminist around the corner and you’ll be called a fat-shamer

  • Mugetsu Tensho

    It was probably the “… because the only man who’s opinion matters…” part. She dared to say a man’s opinion or opinion about a woman actually matters.

    • it’s funny when feminists/women immediately dismiss an man’s opinion on a woman, even if it’s reasonable and justified

      i guess we can now all dismiss feminist’s opinion on men then, considering feminists are always telling men how to act, speak, behave, sit on the train, setting the air conditioning, etc. #equality

    • Reuven Mizraha

      A supportive and encouraging father is the first step to keeping girls out of feminism. A loving and supportive husband is the second and final step.

    • fulham2014

      Absolutely, many red flags, she has a positive and supposedly monogamist relationship with a man (ugh), she is not ugly enough (ugh), opinion of the man matters (ugh). Too many red flags there.

  • Chris Vuola

    You had your window. You got older. Now simply allow your emotional maturity catch up with your physical maturity. Problem solved.

    • Now simply allow your emotional maturity catch up with your physical maturity

      that’s not gonna happen when the MSM and “progressive” teachers/professors are constantly teaching girls and young women to cry wolf and be victims for life

  • tammie

    Her stomach is flabby! Damn. Why post this when it was 2 years ago?

  • RocksCryOut

    Wah! So sorry for the bitter women with ugly bodies and repulsive stretch marks! Pathetic!

    • if you’re not anonymous hen you better pretend to feel sorry, because these people have the power to bully, shame and ruin your life

  • Letthemeatcake

    Western liberal women problems. They have none so they make them up.

    • and society and men have allowed it happen over the course of 30+ years

      think it’s time you guys dropped the gynocentrism. If not, this garbage continues for another 30 years

  • Ryan S

    With no Conservative to blame and rally against, Liberals will destory themselves from the outside in…like a parasitic brain amoeba.

    • ajs1210

      We can only hope.

  • goldsage

    People these days are as shallow as tidal pools. Everyone has their insecurities. I am tired of the rampant narcissism pervading our society, with everyone clamoring to the Internet and saying, “Look at me!” The victim mentality is especially disturbing. Pull up your boot straps baby and get walking. Do something positive that you don’t have to trumpet to the rest of the world. No one cares what you look like, but we do care if you are kind and understanding. These women who walk in herds, pumping their fists in the air should find other ways of proving their worth as women. Virtue signaling is a sign of weakness. All this shows is that you are part of the hive mentality and can’t think for yourself. Have pride in yourself and confidence in your own self worth. Above all have ethics, be thoughtful and be fair to all. Doing that, everyone will be successful.

    • women should be able to do whatever they want, if they want to post selfies of themselves in a bikini onto the Internet so be it. The world/society has always been narcissistic since humans existed, the only difference is that it’s just worse now

      the problem are the bitter ugly landwhale feminists who are dictating what is allowed and what isn’t when it comes to women’s bodies, basically bullying others into banning and censoring said “offensive” material. they are ones in control of the MSM, academia and entertainment media

      the Protein World advert situation is a clear example of this

      • Colonel Stieg

        Women should stop posting crap and concentrate on being the ying to somebody’s yang….she wanted some extra head pats instead she got butt-slammed….Happy Valentine’s Day from Col. Stieg.

        • Indeed, the woman who posted the selfie got hammered and there are people defending her, but never forget that she’s an SJW who is into the “body positivity” garbage herself

          so it’s always good to see those parasites eat their own. f*** them both

    • Belinda

      You have no idea the work it to lose baby weight. It’s hard when you have a new baby and this women worked hard to get that body if she’s proud of herself good for her!!

      • Scott Ferguson

        Some of my friends have had kids and NEVER had to “work” at losing any baby weight.

        They had none to lose….

        • TP

          Adoption doesn’t count stupid.

          • Scott Ferguson

            Punctuation counts, idiot….

        • Karl S

          Sorry to Know you do DON”T know how to spell. IT FIGURES, CANADIAN HALF-BREED

          • Scott Ferguson

            English.

            Learn it, twat-waffle.

          • Karl S

            Can you teach me how to spell then Scotty. ( Canadian English ONLY) Didn’t know you were a TWAT-WAFFLE. Thx for letting me know.

        • Karl S

          9/11 Brought on us? Just wait until the Sand N*****in your OH CANADA bring it to you. You LOVE to rejoice on people’s disgrace? Truly hope the females in your family get GANG-RAPED by SAND N****, hope you and your loved ones get beheaded or get blown to pieces too. Hope you die of a F***** terminal disease…ROT IN HELL, HALF-BREED CANADIAN TRASH

  • Andrew Rothwell

    feminism

  • DDiane

    I get this all the time because women are always comparing themselves to one another. I’m 25 lbs overweight, but my friend that is 100 lbs overweight gets upset if I say anything about my weight. She thinks I am skinny. Nutty world we live in.
    As a teen I was too skinny. I used to get called ‘bones’ in school. My first job was at a weight loss spa as a receptionist. They fired me because the other women hated the fact I had never been fat. What’s that? Skinny shaming. Lol.

    • linda

      A friend of mine got a job at a weight loss center as a receptionist. She is very thin & has been all her life. They told her to come up with a good background story about how she was 100+ lbs overweight & lost it all on their program! She only lasted there about a week because she refused to lie to her clients & because she got tired of them bashing her for being so thin. Why do women hate each other so much?

  • Timothy B Sarver

    God these women are pathetic. Get off your asses and stop looking for validation through social media.

    • these women exist as a result of society and men allowing it too

      therefore it’s time you guys stopped doing the gynocentrism. If you continue it, there will be many many more of these types of women

  • Bert Mc

    people are getting idiotic in reasoning! this is the effect of libertad teachers and professors!

    • correct

      get those parasites out of academia and these self-righteous, spoilt cry-baby feminists will decline

  • Barrett Bailey

    Walk over these dumb deluded priviledged victims always blaming for their own fuck ups. Recent history has shown that h cranks have no power if you ignore their sick whining and enjoy your life like gamergate and Trump shows.

    • wrong, these people and their ilk have control of the mainstream media, news media, entertainment media, TV, advertising, academia, education, politics, government etc… it all operates on SJW-feminist ideology

      all you have to have to do is look at the biased family/child custody/crime law courts against men for a starting point

      and video games media and developers are continuously being infested with leftist SJW garbage, so you can’t really fully enjoy it if this stuff is being pushed into the entertainment media you enjoy

      ignoring these kinds of people (SJWs, feminists, etc) for the last 30+ years is precisely what has made them so powerful now, they went and did their stuff unchecked and now Conservatives, the right, and men are now paying the price for it

  • giygas

    When Beached Whales Attack

  • JR

    Being fat is a choice. Haters

  • Islander790

    You’re gorgeous!
    If I wasn’t married, I’d certainly ask you out.
    You are and rightly should be proud of yourself.
    Ignore the HP self-loathing virtue-signalling nobodys (probably crying into their 2nd bag of dunkin donuts about now)

  • Tivl82

    As a man you learn this very soon: quite a few women are hard to please. It’s hard to say whether it’s been the way women of my generation have brought up or culture or something else…

    In my personal experience girlfriends will have a certain constant dissatisfaction about the world and themselves or people around them. If you try to “help them” by providing solutions or trying to fix these things, it will be endlessly replaced with something else to feel bad about. When you reason, put into perspective or dare to disagree, you will be scolded or seen as “the outsider” and “you don’t understand”.
    When you call it out or leave it behind, you’ll be pressured in guilt or become the focus to hate on. Only then everything else is then, suddenly, wonderful in comparison.

    I think feminism in the last decade fails in the way these negative traits are ran free as virtuous. Mistaken that self-control and perspective in a society isn’t “oppression” but a necessary growing up. Which comes with compromise, frustration and disillusion whether you are a man, woman, black or white.

    A strong independent woman isn’t a crying, helplessly self-victimized tantrum prone person, that never grew out of childlike features in the same way as they so elaborately describe a “man child”. To me, there’s a sense of immaturity in these type of women. Protected and shielded from real life for too long and left alone to never account for their actions and words.

    If only they would put this effort and energy into constructive things. So far I only see destructive behavior.

  • jdt

    These people seem miserable.

  • Belinda

    So what if she likes her body they are all just rude and jealous!! I’d be proud too if I looked like she does. Good for her. If you don’t like your body get off your lardass and do something about it instead of bashing this women who has!! I wish I could do that but like you jealous people I’m a lardass but not jealous of a women obviously worked hard to look good.
    Shame on you talk about men bashing women men don’t hold a candle to what women do to each other!!!
    YOU GO HONEY!! Don’t let haters shame you!!

  • SweepTheLeg

    What a strange society that we now live in…

  • dumbolnd

    What a bunch self-centered biotches. I’m no supermodel not even by Lane Bryant standards but these women that are complaining are probably the reason everyone says, “wow you look great for having so many kids” to me. They need to bikini up or hit the gym but either way quit complaining.

  • Leland_Gaunt

    As my tiny, smoking-hot, conservative wife is so fond of saying… bunch o’ JEALOUS B***CHES!

  • Michael Ludgate

    Another roaring belly-laugh, but all to common. The new beach woman isn’t model slim/toned/skin perfect, but on the continuum of human normality is doing pretty sweet. The problem is not understansding the different scales and selecting our own. If anyone gave her or around that area grief, reasonable people will call BS on the troll. The agressive fem/SJW/PC/cuck have the same continuum but remove the negative boundry, whilst reigning in the possitive boundry; The resultant shift of normal to those who achieve the least, damages those who do actually aspire to improve.

  • kamenetz

    Fat shaming does work! My two sisters, one popped out 4 kids, the other 3 kids, and look about the same as Rachel here. I’ll see if they post pics, but they wouldn’t be doing it on a libtard site…

  • YouCantHandleTheTruth

    Hey fatasses….put down the fork/shovel and take a damn jog…no wait, easier to jam a baconator down your throat and bitch about this chic. Carry on lardflakes…

  • debi1977

    Sounds like typical HuffPo readers, always offended about something. ????I wonder if they ever get any sleep when they’re constantly looking for shit to be offended by? So much for women sticking by and supporting other women! Leftist hypocrites.

  • Tony Shrader Jr.

    lol…. I think I might just turn the internet off and let Milo and the guys handle this. Because it’s not like I have to worry about the left taking over… lol I’m going to go get some stuff done.

  • Dr. Obvious

    at some point you just have to look at the snowflakes and tell them if they want to be attractive they have to eat well and exercise. period. being jelous and pretty doesn’t burn enough calories

  • Mango

    Meh…I don’t care about the comments this woman got, it’s more about this bizarre need to post these photos of herself to the world and declare how proud she is of her body that I find a little obnoxious. It screams of, “Please look at me! Validate me! Confirm that it’s OK for me to feel good about myself even though I’m saying I don’t care about your opinion!”