Celebs are used to getting photographed all the time, by both fans and paparazzi, whether they're at a big event or doing completely ordinary things like buying groceries. But like all people, they need some privacy too, and we should be respectful of that.
Over the weekend, Chrissy posted a photo of herself breastfeeding son, Miles, 1 month, (as well as the doll of daughter Luna, 2) on Instagram. As many praised the model, TV personality and cookbook author for normalizing breastfeeding, one user requested that Chrissy share another pic, this time for "pumping moms."
In Chrissy's reply, she said that she's "happy to," but also revealed a strange thing that had happened to her while pumping once. She wrote, "[It's] just so creepy to be sitting in a car, dark out, and see flashes and a dude."
Yes, you understood correctly. It seems a man went up to Chrissy's car and photographed her expressing milk.
But the details gets worse.
In response to Chrissy's revelation, a Twitter user questioned why she was upset, since she's uploaded photos of herself breastfeeding on her Instagram page. The user even suggested it was Chrissy's fault for getting photographed, and made assumptions about where she was while she had been pumping. The user wrote, "Then get tinted windows. It wasn't in her garage. It's still out in plain view of the public, so it makes no sense to even be upset about it."
However, as Chrissy noted in her savage reply, her windows were indeed tinted. She wrote, "Yes, Jerry. Die on this hill. This is what you should stand up for. A man’s right to shoot his camera into my (tinted) car. This is a great cause."
Many also came to Chrissy's defense on Twitter, and brought up the point that what matters most is consent, not whether she's in public or has shared pics of herself breastfeeding on social media. One user wrote, "Her posting her own photos means she has control, and the choice to put the photos out there. A rando[m] guy with a camera took photos of her (without asking consent) and then intends to sell them—without her consent—to make money off of the invasion of her privacy. Make sense now?"
Another wrote, "Seriously, whether it’s a famous woman or not, if a man sees a woman breastfeeding her child and the first thing on his mind is to covertly take a photo of it, that is one sick fucking man. Vile pig. The public better boycott any publication that runs that photo!!!"
We're all for normalizing breastfeeding and pumping, but when a woman wants her privacy to express milk, we should give her privacy. If she's famous or not, or in a public space, shouldn't matter.