Another day, another mom being shamed for posting pictures of her own body. Jenna Dewan Tatum is being mom-shamed on Instagram over a photo she posted that shows off her butt on Monday, Sept. 18. The photo shows her standing on the balcony of her hotel room looking out into London, where she and husband Channing Tatum have been leading up to the premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle on Monday, Sept. 18. Jenna Dewan Tatum's butt photo has really pissed off some commenters on Instagram, but they seem to forget that Tatum can do whatever and post whatever she wants about her own body.
The post, captioned "Cheeky balcony series," got both praise and criticism from fans, as every single thing on the internet does. But what's wrong with this is some commenters felt the need to shame Tatum for posting the photo when she has a young daughter. The photo, the shamers claim, is not setting a good example for her and Tatum's daughter, Everly, and that she is far too intelligent of a woman to "objectify" herself. Guys, listen. Tatum is not objectifying herself, and showing her butt on Instagram doesn't make her any less intelligent. You know what it means? It means she posted a photo of her butt on Instagram. That's it.
People can hate all they want, but Tatum clearly isn't ashamed of her body.
Nor should she, or anyone! Allow me to repeat myself one more time for the folks in the back: People can post whatever they want about their own bodies, it's not anyone's place to tell them they shouldn't. Regardless of this fact that I feel like we've been trying to hammer in for decades, commenters felt the need to shame Tatum. One user, @dishroy, said in a comment,
Not flattering to you as an intelligent woman. You look great but don't need to role model objectifying your parts on IG - or teach young girls to garner attention by sexual images of themselves on IG.
Another user, @saclifstyl, said in a comment,
You young ladies today think you need to post this. You have way to much class to bring it to this level. You're a classy talented young woman. Be the inner you and love yourself.
This comment is the absolute worst. "Be the inner you and love yourself"? Really? It's wrong to assume that because she posted a photo of her butt on Instagram that there must be something wrong with her/she is having self-love issues. If anything, her photo shows just how much she loves her body, just like everyone else in the world should be empowered to feel.
User @summerowens5602 brought Tatum's daughter into the mix in a comment the said,
Of course she is not but poor Everly. What signals is she sending to her young daughter? Mummy's bum all over the net haha. Lead by example.
Yeah, poor Everly. She's going to grow up with a mother and father who love and encourage her to love all parts of herself. What a rough childhood.
Tatum had a simple response to all of the mom-shamers flooding her Instagram.
Tatum posted a follow-up to her butt photo aimed at telling the shamers to take their business elsewhere. She said in the post from Sept. 18,
To all the strong women out there. May we be them, may we know them, may we raise them♥️ Rise above judgment and step into love.
The photo she posted is of a quote that reads,
You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building up one another instead of tearing each other down.
In other news, here's Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum looking like royalty at the Kingsman: The Golden Circle premiere:
Seriously, look at how hard they're slaying.
Dear internet: Stop policing women's bodies.