Fresh from laying into Meghan Markle and Prince Harry over their choice of baby name, Piers Morgan has taken a pop at another celebrity parent. The controversial broadcaster shared a picture of bikini-clad model Emily Ratajkowski holding her baby son Sylvester with his army of Twitter followers.
He captioned it: “That’s not how you hold a baby @emrata – and your millions of followers shouldn’t be encouraged to do the same. Happy to give you some tips if you need them.” While the dad-of-four - who quit Good Morning Britain over his Meghan Markle comments - is known for his outspoken views, it seems he is not alone in his opinion of Emily Ratajkowski.
Social media users were quick to point out this is not how you should hold a baby – with one even comparing the awkward angle to when Michael Jackson dangled son Blanket over a balcony.
One wrote: “Dunno why @piersmorgan commented, but he’s 100% correct. The baby is obviously a complete afterthought, poor thing, hope it’s ok.”
Another said: “She looks totally disinterested in the comfort of the baby - just an accessory to match her bikini.” While a third added: “This is about how this lady and how other women should not hold a baby, but some people just couldn’t resist turning into something else. Remember when Michael Jackson hung his baby over a balcony?”
US model Emily Ratajkowski shared the snap, taken just three months after giving birth, with her 26.7 million Instagram followers on Sunday.
It was taken the day before the first-time mum, who is married to actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, turned 30.
She captioned the post: “Bday eve with the dream vacation partner.”
But she later turned the comments off following a backlash from social media users. As well as being blasted for the way she is holding her son in the photo, Emily was also slammed for ‘body-shaming normal women.
“Please tell me how Emily Ratajkowski got her pre-baby body back within three months of giving birth,” wrote one user.
“How does Emily Ratajkowski look like that after a pregnancy SHE’S INSANE,” another said.
A third added: “It’s body shaming us normal women – 3 months after pregnancy to look like this! We must then starve.”