This New Mom's FB Post Is Going Viral After She Was Body Shamed At The Pool

by Talia Koren

I don't think I'll ever understand the need to comment on the clothes or appearance of a total stranger for no goddamn reason.

Lexi Sinclair, a new mom from Kansas City, Missouri, experienced this firsthand while playing with her 4-month-old son at a local pool last week.

Like any normal person on a hot day would, Sinclair was wearing a bikini.

According to her post on Facebook, which was shared over 23,000 times, a middle-aged woman went up to her and started a conversation about her adorable little boy.

It started as a pretty standard conversation about her son's age and stuff, but it got weird when she made a comment about Sinclair's bikini.

She says in her post,

She then proceeded to tell me that the men at the pool would feel more comfortable if I was in a one-piece swim suit because a bikini isn't appropriate for a mother, especially one who's 'still recovering.'

I'm sorry, but men at the pool? Who gives a shit about what men at the pool think?

Sinclair obviously didn't. Instead of politely nodding or going off on this lady, Sinclair wrote out her entire response in the Facebook post below, but here's a little piece:

My body provided food for my child. So, no, my body might not be the best sight for other men to see. My stretch marks and tummy pudge might not be sexy. But they're proof that I've done something amazing, and I have a man that loves me and finds me even sexier and more beautiful now.

You tell 'em. I hope that lady learned her lesson, honestly. What gives?

I probably shouldn't be surprised people even make comments like this to total strangers, but I'm glad women like Sinclair aren't staying quiet when it happens to them.

Citations: This Mom Had the Best Response After a Woman Body-Shamed Her for Wearing a Bikini (US)