Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, made her first appearance since announcing her third pregnancy yesterday at Buckingham Palace. (She, Prince William, and Prince Harry were hosting an event honoring mental health workers.) She looked stunning, as always: The duchess wore a powder blue dress with lace sleeves, and royal-family fans even noticed—and freaked out over—the tiny baby bump visible.
But not everyone was nice about this. Because it’s 2017 and the Internet exists, the appearance of the duchess’s baby bump also brought out the haters. Several people flocked to social media to criticize Middleton’s slim figure and the fact that her baby bump isn’t larger. Cringe, cringe, cringe.
Here are just a few of the awful comments we found:
“Really, Is she pregnant?”
“[She] doesn’t even look pregnant.”
“Of course she doesn’t look pregnant.”
“She hardly looks preg!”
“I can’t believe she’s prego, she looks too thin.”
Ugh, people really are the worst. This should go without saying, but people’s bodies should never be up for discussion, especially pregnant women. All women carry their pregnancies differently. Just because the Duchess isn’t showing more doesn’t make her any less pregnant. And on the flip side: A woman isn’t necessarily unhealthy if she gains more weight than expected during a pregnancy. It varies from body to body, and the fact people think it’s their place to give commentary about this is beyond disgusting.
Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian are going through something similar right now too. They’re both rumored to be pregnant, and the Internet can’t stop scrutinizing their body, their clothes…everything. Kardashian recently shut down people on social media who thought her arm placement in this photo indicated she’s expecting.
“This is a peplum shirt,” she wrote. “It flairs [sic] out at the bottom. It’s just the way the shirt is designed. In some of the next pictures coming up from the SAME shoot, I’m in a crop top. Showing a lot of skin…”