Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child together and on Tuesday, October 10, they made their first official appearance since announcing the news about their pregnancy. The Duchess who is suffering from a severe case of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum made an appearance at a reception for World Mental Health Day at Buckingham Palace. The Duchess has had severe morning sickness in her last two pregnancies as well which made it difficult and near to impossible for her to attend any official events or functions. However, her appearance did not go unnoticed by the social media netizens who has a habit of flinging venom on celebrities. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge was trolled and ridiculed for sporting a nearly flat stomach and her claims of severe morning sickness. The insensitive trolls on Instagram bump-shamed the Royal couple’s photo on their official handle.
Hyperemesis gravidarum can cause severe nausea that may result in dehydration and weight loss of 5% or more or pre-pregnancy weight in a woman. Hyperemesis gravidarum causes nausea that does not subside and can really take a toll on the woman’s health. People on the internet felt that they can go ahead and give their expert advice on pregnancy and motherhood and left no stone unturned in bashing the Duchess. One user even called Kate of being “emaciated and malnourished” and claimed, “that there is no such thing as morning sickness.” World Mental Health Day: Learn From The Lessons And Wisdom Provided By Twitter Users
The picture that evoked such gross reactions
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge
Check out some of the gross comments below:
This user just threw the whole medical condition out of the window
There were a few supportive comments too from the people who bashed the trolls.
This first-hand experience silenced the naysayers
This user is lending her support to Kate Middleton
The irony of the post
It is really derogatory and demeaning for people to comment on someone who is pregnant and carrying a child, that too at a function for Mental Health. The internet can be an amazing thing but very often people go beyond the specified decent limit and give grief and heartache to people for no apparent reason or without any provocation. The right to speech is a beautiful thing but should be exercised with caution and responsibility.