The hate directed towards actress, producer and mum-of-two Katherine Heigl is one of the most ubiquitous and stable trends in Hollywood.
And it’s particularly pertinent today because she’s shared some exciting news, and some outlets would not like us to forget that despite her happiness, we’re all still meant to hate her.
Following Heigl’s baby announcement, most major media publications shared the story – typically with straightforward headlines.
‘Katherine Heigl Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 3 With Josh Kelley,’ wrote E! Online.
‘Paging Addison Montgomery: Katherine Heigl Expecting Baby No. 3,’ wrote the Huffington Post.
— Page Six (@PageSix) June 23, 2016
The GIF, from Heigl’s popular (and friggin hilarious) film Knocked Up, shows her announcing she’s pregnant, and is accompanied by the headline ‘This has-been diva is having a baby.’
From where we’re sitting, it’s just plain cruel.
Several users on Twitter picked up on the mean-spirited story, and jumped in to defend Heigl.
@PageSix What a nasty announcement. Congratulations Katherine.
— Linda (@LovesMaine) June 23, 2016