celebrity nude pregnancy shoot, demi moore vanity fair, Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Her Side, Robin Givhan, Serena Williams, serena williams pregnant, Sports, washington post fashion critic -

People Want to Know Why This Writer Has a Problem with Nude Pregnancy Shoots After Serena Williams Does It

celebrity nude pregnancy shoot, demi moore vanity fair, Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Her Side, Robin Givhan, Serena Williams, serena williams pregnant, Sports, washington post fashion critic -

People Want to Know Why This Writer Has a Problem with Nude Pregnancy Shoots After Serena Williams Does It

Serena Williams is the latest in a long line of celebrity women who have posed nude while pregnant. (Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz)

A prominent fashion critic has irritated some Twitter users due to her lengthy article that takes issue with Serena Williams‘ nude pregnancy shoot, which the writer says was about “voyeurism.”

“It would have been fine to skip this strange celebrity ritual, this complicated stew of personal indulgence, brand tending and sociopolitical me-too-ism,” wrote Robin Givhan of The Washington Post. “Yes, pregnancy is beautiful and powerful and worthy of celebration. You are womanly. You are phenomenal. God bless. But it has become virtually impossible for a celebrity to go through a pregnancy without getting naked for the cameras, her fans and — presumably — herself.”

After noting the way Beyoncé has supposedly made her pregnancy into a spectacle with her Instagram announcement and MTV Video Music Awards performance, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Givhan, who is Black, mentioned other celebrities who have also used posed nude while expecting, including Demi Moore, who is widely credited with starting the trend. Then, Givhan continued taking issue with famous women baring their baby bumps.

“This Vanity Fair cover is about voyeurism. … There are often important messages celebrities can highlight when they invite the public into their personal lives,” Givhan, who writes about the culture and politics of clothes, wrote. “They can help destigmatize illnesses or normalize what at first seems disconcertingly unfamiliar. But what is the broader value of the bared baby bump? Under the best of circumstances, pregnancy is a beautiful and life-changing experience. And every woman’s pregnancy is unique and captivating to her. But even if a woman is a celebrity, that doesn’t make her pregnancy newsworthy.”

Since the article was published Tuesday, June 27, many have spoken out against Givhan and in favor of Williams.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Ohio Mayor resigning after use of n-word
  A mayor in Crestline, Ohio who was caught on video making racial slurs, said he will be stepping down from his job ...
Read More
Black man blocked by white woman from apartment: She brought firing on herself
You do dirt, you get dirt is the sentiment D’Arreion Toles is feeling after learning that the woman who blocked him f...
Read More
The Chargers are struggling in L.A. and other news of the week The Week That Was Oct. 15-18
Monday 10.15.18 Famed sports sociologist and future Hallmark greeting card writer Harry Edwards told his wife, “Well,...
Read More

Tags