US comedian Amy Schumer has hit out after being mum-shamed for sharing post-partum photos of her wearing hospital underwear.
The 38-year-old mum sparked controversy with a photo of her out in the countryside pushing a pram with newborn son, Gene, while dressed in just a bra, brown mesh hospital underwear and sneakers.
"5 weeks. Hospital underwear for life!" wrote Schumer, in an Instagram post that marked how long it's been since she and husband, Chris Fisher, welcomed their new bundle of joy into the world.
Schumer's love for both Gene and her hospital underwear was reinforced in a second photo of her snuggling on the couch while wearing a striped top and white pair of her favourite briefs.
In response to the criticism, Amy took to share a photo of her c-section scar on Instagram, writing alongside it: “I’m really sorry if I offended anyone with my hospital underwear. Except I’m just kidding.”
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Some followers praised Schumer's bravery and honesty in sharing the revealing pics, with model and blogger Tess Holiday commenting: "Thanks for being so raw and vulnerable about the realities of postpartum life. There is so much pressure placed on new moms to 'bounce back' & it's not real life. You're doing amazing & you're amazing & those hospital undies are COMFYYYYY."
TV personality LaLa Anthony also approved, saying: "Amy the legend!!!!!"
Others were less than impressed however, criticising Schumer for dressing inappropriately and over-sharing.
"Put some decent clothes on and grow up," wrote one follower critical of Schumer's candid approach to motherhood.
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Another weighed in heavily, writing: "I'm sorry but I think you're taking this whole 'natural' thing to an extreme … brush your hair and put some decent clothes on. Childbirth is a great thing but you don't have to let yourself go in return."
The latest criticism of Schumer comes after she was slammed by some fans for doing stand-up just two weeks after Gene was born.
In typical Schumer style, she remained defiant, posting a photo of her pumping breast milk with the caption: "Sending out love to the moms shaming me for doing stand-up last night!"
This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission. Additional reporting by The Hits.