Country singer Jessie James Decker is standing up for herself after a saucy snap drew the ire of fans online, over a hidden detail that some claimed exposed ‘bad parenting’.
The star received criticism for wearing her underwear in front of her children.
On Tuesday, the country singer and former-reality star took to social media to share a photo of herself while she self-isolates with her husband and three children in Nashville. In the post, the 32-year-old poses in a chair, holding a glass of wine while wearing nothing but a black g-string, white T-shirt and slippers.
What some couldn’t help but notice was that her 4-year-old son, Eric Jr., was playing on her bed in the background.
Decker captioned the photo, “Tuesday” — and while some of the star’s more than 3.2 million followers were quick to relate to the chaos and fatigue of parenting during a pandemic, others weren’t so kind.
Mum-shamer slam no pants in front of child
The I Look So Good Without You singer received backlash from one party-pooper who was unhappy with the star’s attire in front of her bub.
When one follower tried to troll Decker by writing, “You walk around like that with your kids around?”, Decker immediately set the follower straight.
“Yes, it’s no different than a swimsuit,” she replied. “I teach my children the body is beautiful. No need to be ashamed.”
Decker’s fans praised her for staying true to herself and revealed that they also wear their underwear in front of their children at home.
“I walk around in far less with my three children around,” one follower wrote. “Are they supposed to be raised to be ashamed of their bodies and cover up? No. I teach them privacy, but I’m also teaching them confidence.”
“Those kids grew and came out of her, it’s her business not yours!” another echoed. “It’s a human body.”
“Men walk around in boxers all the time and no one bats an eye. Trust me your kids will see you in your underwear their whole little lives.”
Jessie shares post-pregnancy body insecurity
The petite star recently opened up about her struggle with body insecurities after unsurprisingly losing and gaining weight with each pregnancy.
Decker, who shares 6-year-old daughter Vivianne, 4-year-old son Eric Jr. and 2-year-old son Forrest with husband, former NFL star Eric Decker, admitted to being insecure of her loose on her stomach.
“I'll be honest I still get insecure when I put a swimsuit on sometimes because of how much loose skin I have from my pregnancies," she said in a March 30 Instagram post.
"I worked really hard to lose all of my baby weight. Even gaining 55 pounds with my first. It's no wonder I have so much loose skin two out of the three babies were 9 pounds."
She also revealed a number of breast reductions and lifts she underwent to get her boobs back.
“I've had a few breast reduction surgeries and lifts to try to tighten up the skin on my breasts ( at one point the skin was so loose from growing to a size G from breastfeeding that I swear they could hit my belly button no joke ) but now I have been left with really intense scars all the way around my cleavage that I try to hide out of insecurity,” she revealed.
Words by Elizabeth Di Filippo.
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