Being in the public eye invites a lot of comments and criticism. You have to be ready for it if you ever expect to survive celebrity status, especially when you’re Ayesha Curry.
And Curry was absolutely prepared when an Instagram user made a decidedly hurtful comment about her youngest child.
It started on Tuesday with a photo shared after her husband Steph Curry’s basketball team advanced to the NBA Finals.
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Infinitely proud of these guys. Gods grace and mercy continues to cover our family and we are so grateful. Not about wins and losses, it’s all about family. Moments like this simply put it all into perspective. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
“Infinitely proud of these guys. Gods grace and mercy continues to cover our family and we are so grateful. Not about wins and losses, it’s all about family.”
However, not everyone focused on the Golden State Warriors’s win.
A commenter asked Curry if she was pregnant again. Luckily, she was able to respond to the comment, cool as a cucumber.
“absolutely not LOL. My 30lb son is just breaking my back in every Photo.”
It was a quick little exchange, but nothing Curry couldn’t handle. People were quick to come to her defense anyway.
The initial commenter also explained themselves.
Then this is when someone crossed the line.
In a comment that has since been deleted, an Instagram user tried telling Curry her son was too heavy.
“If that kid is 30lbs he’s got some serious health issues going on. Maybe portion control his food a little bit,”
Ayesha Curry would not take this lying down.
“Excuse you? No. Just no.”
Others also quickly pointed out how horrible it is to comment on a baby’s weight like that.
Health issues are between a person and their doctor. You can likely find charts online that can scare you with their numbers, but your regular physician is going to have a better idea of what’s healthy for you.
The American Academy of Pediatrics state that each baby grows at their own rate. The weight itself is less an issue, than ensuring the growth is regular.
Comments like these can also be harmful, especially when repeated and reinforced for years. They can lead to body image issues.
So, you know, maybe don’t say them about a 10-month-old baby.
Good for you Ayesha. He is such a cutie. Love your family ❤️
— yancys🌙 (@bitcoinyancys) May 23, 2019
People can be so hateful. He's a baby. Who shames a baby? Dear God, she's got a beautiful family. Who ever did this should be ashamed of themselves.
— Andylynn (@Andylyn78464388) May 24, 2019
people are crazy.
— Kanye Twitty (@SugarKovalczyk) May 23, 2019
Curry has been very vocal about her experience as an entrepreneur, mother and wife. She spoke with Working Mother about her restaurant chain, her family and even her postpartum depression.
“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while. It came in the form of me being depressed about my body.”
“So I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want. I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They’re worse now than they were before.”
Despite her experience, she is supportive of women who feel the surgery is the right move for them.