Sheesh, guys. It's hard out here for an expectant mother — especially one who has to deal with body-shaming insults.
This is the precise predicament Philadelphia meteorologist Katie Fehlinger found herself facing recently when someone referred to her as a "sausage in casing." The CBS 3 Philly anchor is 35 weeks pregnant with twins, a fact that was apparently lost on the individual who made such a rude, heartless comment. After a second verbal attack occurred, Katie felt compelled to speak out on her personal Facebook page.
"These particular nasty-grams were directed at a pregnant woman," Katie wrote. "So this little manifesto of sorts is dedicated to every mother out there - other pregnant moms-to-be, moms reading this while their toddlers play on the swing set, moms whose kids have long since gone off to college...You are beautiful."
She continued, "Even during the most uncomfortable – and let's face it, less than glamorous – symptoms of pregnancy, what women go through to bring their precious children into the world is, simply put, AMAZING and you should be lauded."
Even if Katie wasn't expecting, that wouldn't have made the remarks any less insensitive or vicious, but we're glad she decided to voice her feelings on the matter. Her response has since gone viral and inspired other pregnant women to proudly display their baby bumps on Twitter with the hashtag #CBS3.
Maybe now she can move on in peace and get back to focusing on the arrival of her twin babies with joy. Here's to hoping she takes a cue from the mom who danced her way through labor pains and gets her groove on to "Shake it Off" in the delivery room.
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