Pregnant Katie Piper has responded to a comment from a fan who questioned why she was ‘holding her belly’ during a recent red carpet appearance.
Katie, who is currently expecting her second child with husband Richard Sutton, posted a snap of herself at the Pride of Britain Awards, beaming at the cameras as she cradled her growing bump.
‘Last nights red carpet Glam for #prideofbritain by @toby_salvietto 💄 @itsdash 💇🏼 and @wantthattrend 👗 and tonight is bare faced, PJs and on the sofa eating chocolate! 🤰🏻,’ she wrote in the caption for the snap.
However, one of her 574k followers asked the star to ‘stop holding her belly’ because it wasn’t ‘flattering’, causing a swift response from both Katie herself, and many of her supporters.
‘As lovely as you look please stop holding your belly it’s not flattering the baby’s not going anywhere I don’t know why people do it lol,’ the user’s remark read.
Katie quickly replied to the comment, explaining that she wasn’t bothered about how ‘flattering’ her stance was, and that she was simply celebrating a joyous time in her life.
‘It doesn’t matter if it’s flattering or not,’ she posted. ‘It’s one of the happiest times in my entire life and I’m celebrating it whilst it lasts and will continue to do so.’
Katie, 34, was then met with countless messages of agreement from fellow mums, who defended her positioning and agreed with her declaration.
‘I think she looks gorgeous and holding your bump is a protective sign and very sweet,’ one retorted. ‘In my case who’s 30 weeks pregnant I often hold my bump like this as it relieves the pressure from the pull of the bump down on my ligaments. Silly comment!’
‘I don’t usually comment on posts but this comment really annoyed me!’ another exclaimed. ‘None of us know Katie personally but what we do know is she has fought very hard to be where she is today and she’s a very inspirational woman! Who are you to even make a passing comment like that!’
‘Your comment and attitude isn’t flattering either,’ a third said. ‘I don’t know why people feel the need to be so insulting and rude but you obviously are!’
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