That whole motherly glow thing that people talk about during pregnancy—Mariah Carey’s not buying it. From her tragic appearance on HSN (watch if you dare), to her Barbara Walters special, to the countless interviews she’s done about her pregnancy, the woman just refuses to say anything positive.
I felt for her when she discussed being on bed rest while she was expecting and having gestational diabetes and other complications, but the comments about the discomfort with her body, as opposed to her health and the health of her babies, just keep coming and coming. She recently told People that she was so disgusted with her body that she refused to let Nick Cannon she her uncovered:
“I had a towel on in the tub. I’m not lying, I promise you! You think I would let Nick see me looking rancid like that?”
That seems a bit over the top—coming from an over-the-top person who I am a huge fan of, nonetheless–but I really think it’s time to kill the “pregnancy is the worst experience in the world” PSA from Mimi. I’m not sure who told her pregnancy would be easy. Maybe she thought she would be one of those cute petite women that bops around town in heels with a small bump in their belly, i.e. Beyonce. But most mothers, despite the difficult nine months that it took to bring their child into the world, focus more on the end result—healthy babies—than the rough journey along the way. Also makes you wonder why she did that naked shoot that appeared in Life and Style.
Mimi is killing that whole vision of a pregnant woman being the most beautiful woman there is, which is sort of a shame considering all of the emotions pregnant women go through during that time. I’ve never been a mother so I can’t relate to what she went through, but it seems focusing less on the temporary state of her body and more on what the added poundage meant could’ve been more beneficial. As in — it meant you were bringing health life into the world! Be grateful Mariah!
Do you think Mariah Carey is just speaking the truth about her pregnancy or overdoing it? Did you still feel attractive when you were pregnant or did you not want anyone looking at you either?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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