David Foster is facing a backlash for praising his wife, Catherine McPhee.
The music producer, who welcomed a baby boy with McPhee in February, took to Instagram to share a photo of him American Idol The alum looks graceful in a black bikini. He captioned the photo, “What kid!”
While McPhee responded with several shocking facial emojis, some Foster commenters weren’t too happy about the reaction.
One wrote: “Postpartum women who do not have access to a nanny so they can exercise, this should not be the goal of all dietitian guidelines and personal training known to mankind.” “She is amazing but no matter what her body looks like after giving birth. Let’s stop perpetuating this as a goal.”
Another added, “This is so embarrassing for so many reasons. Why display your wife’s body like a cup and praise her for being skinny after having a baby? Do you know what year it is and how out of touch your voice is?”
Although some commentators have praised Foster for taking the time to highlight his wife, others have contested the fact that Foster specifically commented on McVeigh’s body — especially when she’s been open about her struggles with body image issues and eating disorders in the past.
She has been suffering from an eating disorder ever since IdolSomeone pointed out. “I’ve struggled with it most of her life. She confessed her fear that she would fall victim to her after the baby, and it honestly looks like she is. It just breaks my heart.”
McPhee has spoken out about her concern that her pregnancy will lead to an eating disorder Dr. Berlin’s enlightened pregnancy podcast.
“I’ve felt really stable in my life for the past four or five years, and my weight has been somewhat more stable,” she said at the time. “But the feeling of having a relapse after pregnancy has been really shocking, upsetting and unsettling to me.”
She also shared on the podcast how she checked out pictures taken of her while she was pregnant, explaining, “I looked at these pictures and my husband was documenting, like, every day, because I’d say, ‘Take a picture of me now.'” Am I introducing? And I look back and say, “Oh my God, why was I so hard on myself?”
Eventually, McPhee met a psychiatrist who helped her battle the negative feelings associated with her changing body.
“I survived it and I’m really grateful I’m on the end of it, because I feel so good,” she said. “I look in the mirror and say, ‘Yeah, my legs, thighs and arms are a little thicker, but I’m OK with that. “I really agree with her.”
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