What is it about pregnancy that makes people completely forget boundaries and social norms? At the first glimpse of a round belly, everyone loses their heads and says the most ridiculous things (and don’t even get me started on the tummy touching). “Are you sure it’s not twins?” “It must be a girl because she’s stealing your beauty.” “How much weight have you gained?” are just three of the things that were said to me when I was pregnant with my son. I’m willing to bet that there isn’t a single woman who’s made it through pregnancy without someone making a random and inappropriate comment. Actress Chelsea Peretti, who is currently pregnant with her first child, has had enough of the stupid comments. She went on an epic twitter rant that will hopefully people think twice before commenting on a pregnant woman’s body.
Peretti, who is also a damn funny comedian, is expecting a baby with her husband Jordan Peele. This tweet shows that she’s clearly been pushed to her limit by comments about her looks:
Such a good tweet, but Peretti takes it a step further by providing all of us with some horrible/hilarious examples.
I once got, “You’re carrying so high, they’ll have to take that baby out through your mouth!” Shut up, I hate you.
You are only allowed to say, “Wow, you’re so big!” to four year old children.
I mean, you have a 50/50 chance of being right, so.
In my experience, “when are you due,” ALWAYS leads to, “WOW YOU’RE SO BIG,” and we already know how well that one goes over.
WTF kind of question is this? Chelsea’s response is so perfect.
Oh, they’ll still comment.
Peretti, who says her all-caps tweets aren’t shouts but rather “action-movie-level-intensity tweets,” doesn’t say if she actually said any of these replies to people’s faces, but I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that she did. Honestly though, commenting about a woman’s pregnancy is rarely a good idea. Unless you know FOR A FACT that a woman is pregnant, you should nevvvvvver make any sort of remark about her possible gestational status. I personally don’t say anything unless I see a baby crowning, and even then I’ll probably hesitate.
Thank you Chelsea, for this valuable public service. Pregnant women across the world thank you!
(Image: Instagram / @chelsanity)