Jana Kramer Shuts Down Body-Shamers Criticizing Her One Week After Giving Birth
After announcing they were expecting their second child this past June, Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin (who renewed their vows in January following a heartbreaking year) welcomed their baby boy, Jace Joseph Caussin, on November 29. A little over a week later, Internet trolls were already trying to body-shame the mom of two — and she was not having it.
It all began when the One Tree Hill actress shared a snap of her and her husband in matching outfits, revealing that she was already getting #backtowork recording her iHeartRadio podcast. Soon after, she found herself under fire from people who thought she looked too thin after giving birth.
Hours later, Kramer returned to Instagram to fire back at the haters, writing, “A few things because honestly I’m so frustrated and I need to vent this. I wanted to post this photo (showing my stomach) because I wanted to show my journey back to healthy and my goodness I’m so glad I didn’t which is why this photo is now cropped.”
“It’s amazing the comments and how rude some people can be from my last photo I took yesterday,” she continued. “A few things: No, I didn’t get a tummy tuck; No, I don’t have a personal chef; No, I don’t have fortunes, so I didn’t train everyday. Yes, I had a C-section; Yes, I am still in pain and on meds but I do have a high pain tolerance. I have had three stomach surgeries before this (appendix, gallbladder, and c section).”
As for her appearance in the first snap, she added, “I had a belly bandit wrapped tightly, and high waisted pants and wow here I am defending myself. Why?!? If I would have posted the photo of my actual stomach in this photo I would have probably been shamed too, even when I was wanting to be vulnerable with my journey. Why do we women have to compare ourselves to each other and then shame?”
Kramer concluded her post with a plea for everyone to be kinder to each other. “Why can’t it be that we are all different? Our bodies are all beautiful and crafted differently, they heal different, they react different, they simply look different,” she wrote. “Why do we need to shame someone for not looking a certain way? Or feel bad about ourselves for looking a certain way? Can we be kinder to ourselves and know that every women has a different journey but yet we are all beautiful? Can we lift women up but not tear yourself down in the process with comparing? Let’s give that a try….. I love y’all. Back to my baby.”
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(photo via Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)