Gisele Bundchen is not only a supermodel and married to one of NFL’s top football stars — she is also a mom. She makes use of her Instagram account, posting shots of herself looking gorgeous of course, but also photos of her little ones and family life. However, when her most recent photo made its way to the Huffington Post and was titled, “Gisele Bundchen’s Multitasking Photo Proves She Really Is A ‘Super Model’ Mom,” moms went nuts.
The original caption to the photo (which was also included) reads, “What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready,” it reads. However, the text from the Huffington Post writer has really emphasized the multitasking part, lauding her for “doing it all.”
The writer — and Gisele herself — were similarly lambasted in the comment section. “I managed to work 16 hour days, 6 days a week, sometimes, at least 8 hours in the first 3 years,” wrote a commenter named Barbara. “I managed to dress myself, make my daughters clothes, work, go to church, care for my home and family, NURSE my baby, and I NEVER made Millions of dollars, got to travel the world, or tout how great I am just because I nurse. Let her put in an 8 hour day, struggle to pay bills, work when she is so sick she has to carry a trash can around to puke in. She is an overpaid, pampered, celebrity.”
And Barbara is not alone in her thoughts. The word “multitasking” apparently made moms see red, and I do get their point.
The thing is, I really don’t think she’s serious about multitasking. The photo depicts her supermodel life, and it’s sweet that she’s nursing her baby while getting pampered. In fact, the whole scene looks super relaxing. This is her reality, and I think that it’s a cute pic.
I think that this has been blown way out of proportion. I would hope that by now, adults can see and understand that the celebrity life is far from typical mom life, but also, even as a celeb, Gisele is still a mom and nurses her baby.