I was having lunch with a friend yesterday afternoon when he suddenly began to sputter and choke on his vodka (the Russians need to pay me, I raise their vodka sales by 50%. #runsaway). He was looking into his phone so naturally I took a peek and saw the cause of his severe discomfort.
I returned the phone to him and I knew what was to follow; how could she? And she's pregnant? Nollywood not Hollywood, no she is a Nigerian! What is this? How could she do this? On and on he went.
I kinda zoned out, his questions bored me. In fact I all but forgot about it until I saw Myne Whitman's facebook post this afternoon. Myne thinks they're beautiful pictures and says she might take similar shots when she's pregnant, although she may not share online.
People have so many different opinions on these pictures. But there's one thing I noticed; most women think they're very beautiful pictures and praise her for them, even though some say she, maybe, shouldn't have posted them online. The men all seem to be disgusted by the pictures.
LOL. I just find it worthy of note that women are behind her on this one, and the men find it repugnant. What does that tell you? (Don't look at me, it doesn't tell me anything but I think there's a message in there somewhere)
I think these pictures are extremely beautiful. Especially the one in black and white. But... personally I don't feel comfortable looking at naked bodies of pregnant women. I really truly don't. I understand motherhood and pregnancy are things very worthy of celebration, and such pictures celebrate them. But I've always felt very uncomfortable seeing pregnant (celebrities') near nude pictures on magazine covers. Something about it rubs me the wrong way. Maybe when I get pregnant I will understand. Maybe I also will feel the need to show off my beautiful baby bump. For now however, when I see pictures of a near-naked pregnant woman I feel the way a child does walking in on her parents having sex. LOL.
So these pics, you like?