Kate, The Duchess Of Cambridge, Is Getting Shamed For Her Pregnant Body, And It’s Giving Me Severe Mom Rage

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, made their first official appearance since announcing that they were expecting their third child.

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The duchess made an appearance at a reception for World Mental Health Day at Buckingham Palace, despite having hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes severe morning sickness.

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According to the American Pregnancy Association, hyperemesis gravidarum can cause severe nausea that does not subside, dehydration, and weight loss of 5% or more of pre-pregnancy weight.

And because the internet has zero chill, Kate got bump-shamed for her appearance as soon as the photos were shared on Instagram.

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Some people felt the need to assert that the duchess looks “too thin” to be pregnant.

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And this commenter accused Kate of being “emaciated and malnourished,” claiming that “there is no such thing as morning sickness.”

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As soon as the negative comments started to appear, women who have also suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum spoke up.

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Supportive comments from well-wishers starting pouring in right away.

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And this person beautifully pointed out the irony of Kate’s contribution to mental health awareness being used as a platform to attack her own wellness.

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Here’s to a lifetime of health and happiness to Kate, William, and their lovely, growing family.

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