Elizabeth Hurley is the latest woman to be #momshamed for daring to show off her curves after having a child. Posting a photo this week to celebrate her son Damian’s 16th birthday, Hurley is now under attack for what many are calling an ‘inappropriate’ picture due to Hurley’s revealing outfit. Um, how dare she want to dress in what makes her feel comfortable and confident after raising a human being?
In the Instagram image, 52-year-old Hurley is wearing a beaded gown with a plunging neckline while standing next to her teenage son. The star of E!’s original series The Royals captioned the photo “Happy Birthday to my little prince @damianhurley1. The light of my life for the last 16 years.” Ugh. The nerve of some women…?
Comments on Hurley’s picture have ranged from supportive to cruel, with many users slamming the mom for daring to be sexy in middle age. Writes one user, “So trashy and low class. She will do anything for attention at her age. Sad.” Donald Trump, is that you?
In comparison, other users are applauding Hurley for the image. Writes one fan, “You look great and when you stand up for yourself you stand up for other women whether or not you realize it. There’s empowerment in embracing ones femininity and by not allowing others to shame you into feeling you need to “cover up” or tone it down. You’re a class act. I hope the critics words roll off. Cheers to raising happy healthy families and teaching future generations to be better;).”
Hurley joins a long list of women, including many celebs, who have been shamed for dressing sexy past their 30th birthdays and after having children. Kim Kardashian has come under fire numerous times and Kelly and Ryan host Kelly Ripa recently received criticism for wearing a bikini at age 47.
Hurley is both a mom and is past the invisible age where it’s no longer ‘appropriate’ to wear sexy clothing. When did society decide on this age? Was there a meeting we missed? Are the minutes posted somewhere online? If an adult feels comfortable showing some skin, whatever age they are is the age that’s appropriate to dress in that fashion, regardless of whether they have a six pack or six kids. And as for moms, raising kids is hard work and we applaud any parent for taking some time for themselves and wearing whatever makes them feel confident. Haters to the left.