Why can’t we just leave her be?
Rebecca Judd is a model. She’s also a mother of two, who gave birth to her daughter Billie, in January. And just last week, she was being hailed in the headlines for her “healthier figure” after a previous onslaught by the media, labelling her as “too skinny”.
The headline from The Daily Mail read, “Rebecca Judd shows off her healthier figure in a bikini during break with husband Chris and their children following ‘skinny’ backlash.”
The thought that came to my mind was “finally”. Finally, the tides were turning. Finally, we were being nicer to mums, who are constantly being judged based on their size, whether it be too big or apparently too skinny, like Rebecca Judd.
And then today, my optimism was squashed, when I read this headline:
“Has Rebecca Judd lost weight again? Model displays incredibly slender legs in skin-tight Lycra as she gears up for ‘killer’ exercise session on a wattbike,” posted by The Daily Mail yesterday.
I knew exactly which photo was being referred to. I had seen it a couple of days ago and simply glossed over during my daily scroll through Instagram.
This picture here:
The picture where Rebecca, 31, “appears to have shed some kilos again” while showing off her “decidedly trim pins”.
I’m sorry, but to me, Rebecca looks exactly as she did in her last Instagram picture.
And the one before that...
...and the one before that.
And what’s only rubbing salt into the wound is the reaction to fellow Australian celebrity, Jodi Gordon’s weight loss, after giving birth to her Aleeia, just 2 months after Rebecca.