'That's not how you hold a baby': Emily Ratajkowski criticized for 'careless' photos

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Emily Ratajkowski is being criticized after sharing new photos with her son. (Image via Instagram/EmilyRatajkowski)
Emily Ratajkowski is being criticized after sharing new photos with her son. (Image via Instagram/EmilyRatajkowski)

Emily Ratajkowski is the latest celebrity to incur the wrath of online mom-shamers. 

The 30-year-old has been called "careless" after sharing new photos of herself holding her three month old son to social media. 

"Birthday eve with the dream vacation partner," the star captioned the photo to her more than 27.6 million followers on Instagram. 

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While Ratajkowski looked stunning in a matching blue and orange swimsuit with her son, Sylvester, fans were far more distracted by her "dangerous" baby-cradling technique. 

After receiving criticism for her photos, Ratajkoski opted to disable the comments on the post. However, the discussion of the star's latest photos moved to Twitter, where the mom-shaming continued. 

"Not to mom police but the way Emily Ratajkowski is holding her baby in that one picture is anxiety-inducing," another wrote.

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"She’s holding that poor baby like he is her handbag," someone tweeted, while another added, "The truth is that she's more concerned about showing her body than how the baby is."

"Emily Ratajkowski for The Cut: Why holding my baby like a bag of potatoes is a radical demonstration of women’s power and agency in the business world," one person joked.

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"Why does @emrata hold living things, including a baby, like she’s holding extra shopping items under her arm?," another added.

"The way Emily Ratajkowski holds that baby should cause an immediate visit from Child Protective Services [CPS]," one person sounded off. 

The photo drew the attention of Piers Morgan, who offered to share some parenting tips with the model mom.

"That’s not how you hold a baby @emrata and your millions of followers shouldn’t be encouraged to do the same," Morgan wrote. "Happy to give you some tips if you need them."

Despite the criticism, many people have been rallying around Ratajkowski online, defending the new mom against online trolls. 

"Wow the comments on here are shocking! [I'm] Shaming trolls, him up there being one of them!" one person wrote to Morgan. "No one knows f—k all about this girl personally who cares how she looks and how she holding the baby! She's a human being leave her alone and mom life isn't perfect either! You should be ashamed tut!"


"Emily Ratajkowski holds her baby a bit awkward in one photo and suddenly all her followers are paediatricians," another fired back. 

Ratajkowski welcomed her first child with husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, on March 8. The model and actress has since shared a ton of candid posts on social media, keeping her fans updated on her journey and what it has been like adjusting to motherhood.

In late March, she shared a censored photo of herself breastfeeding, with the caption, "Beautiful boy." Unfortunately, her post was met with criticism from her followers who didn't think it was necessary for her to share such an intimate moment on social media. 

She responded to the negative responses in April by sharing a series of breastfeeding photos, captioned," If it seems like I'm always breastfeeding it's because I am."

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