Blake Lively Lashes Out at Post-Baby Body Shamers

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Blake Lively is on Team Anne Hathaway.

Not most decidedly not on Team Kim Kardashian

Allow us to explain...

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Earlier this week, Hathaway took to Instagram in order to send a positive message to new mothers everywhere.

“There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever)," wrote the Oscar winner, who welcomed her first child in March.

She added:

"There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all)."

We could not agree more.

And we've criticized Kardashian for several months because she has seemingly taken the opposite approach ever since giving birth in December.

All Kim has talked about online has been her absolute need to shed her pregnancy weight and return to her old figure. It's been infuriating.

But at least some other big names in Hollywood are taking the opposite approach.

During an appearance on Australian morning show Sunrise, Lively tackled this same issue after the interviewer complimented her impressive bikini body in her latest film, The Shallows.

It was shot months after Lively welcomed her first child, daughter James, who is now 19 months old.

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“It’s so unfair though, because it’s so celebrated,” the actress replied, adding:

“It’s like, this is what someone can look like after a baby. I think a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing.”

In whatever shape or size it happens to be, absolutely. Preach on, Blake!

Lively went on, explaining that new mothers should NOT feel pressure to immediately bounce back to their pre-baby body.

Why? Because they’ve just created life. Give them a break!

“You don’t need to be Victoria’s Secret ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer,” Lively said.

“I mean, you gave birth to a human being! So I would really like to see that celebrated.”

Seriously, can someone tell this to Kim Kardashian please? She's setting such a bad example.

All she keeps discussing on social media is how she wants to lose 70 pounds, which is great and all. More power to her.

It's the publicizing of this goal, the way she emphasizes its seeming importance, which drives us crazy.

Lively, meanwhile, is expecting her second child with Ryan Reynolds.

She hasn't actually commented on this blessing yet, but multiple outlets have confirmed the great news.

“Blake is absolutely thrilled and so is Ryan,” a source tells People Magazine.

And we're thrilled that celebrities are now coming down hard on body-shamers, choosing to celebrate their bodies after the miracle of child birth.

It's an important message. It's an inspiring message.

And it makes us love Blake Lively even more than we loved her before. Which we didn't think was possible.

We send Lively and Reynolds our best wishes on their next child.

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Blake Lively Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Tarzana, California
Full Name
Blake Christina Lively

Blake Lively Quotes

I once heard someone say that I'm similar to Paris Hilton, since I have a dog and blonde hair, that must mean we're alike.... I don't go to clubs, I don't party, I don't dance on tables, and I don't like sex tapes.

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At the end of the day, I want to go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to go to a club and not wear panties.

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