Celebrity mothers were the target of a recent New York Post article
that called out Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce for wearing revealing clothing
after becoming parents. Needless to say, these divas' loyal fans are standing up for the women.
"Would you let your mother leave the house dressed like a tart on a bender?" Andrea Peyser began her editorial.
Twitter user @Mike Repplier referred to the story as "today's dispatch from 1950."
"Wow! They are gorgeous moms," another tweet read in refute of the article. "Moms can dress any way they want. Including mine who looked awesome in hot pants!"
The write-up first laid into 45-year-old Lopez, questioning whether she was helping to "desensitize the public to the sight of exposed breasts and posteriors displayed like fresh pastries by attention-craving celebrities."
"J.Lo, you're a mother! Dress like one," Peyser wrote.
"My mom, like all adult women, does what she wants," one Twitter user posted in response. "And she could rock the hell out of those dresses to be honest."
"I refuse to be put in a box in that way," Lopez said. "Why, because I'm over 40? So I can't be sexy? Or, is it because I'm a mom? Moms aren't allowed to be sexy. Uh, how did I get my kids in the first place?"
"She stripped down to her birthday suit and showed off her rotund hindquarters like a pair of oiled and ample ripe melons," the article described the photo spread.
"Mothers [are] grown women with body autonomy whose choices are their own," another Twitter user fired back at the post. "New sexist low, NYPost. Which is saying something."
"If I get pregnant again soon, my body is gonna totally transform again. So I’m doing this photo shoot today naked," Kardashian said. "I just want to capture my body and have these photos to last forever."
"I mean at the beginning, when you're losing your pregnancy weight you don't really know how to dress, so that just doesn't count. You just dress as simple as possible," she said. "But I think since I've gotten in shape, and I feel good about myself, I dress I think sexier now than I did before."
Beyonce, 33, was also criticized a bit for her sexy style as the mother of Blue Ivy
, but as the Queen Bey has said in the past, "own it."
"There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality," she told OUT magazine
last year. "There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist and a feminist
– whatever you want to be -- and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive."
Do you think celebrity moms should tone down their sexy styles? State your case in the comments and tweet #ETnow.