Keke Palmer addresses truths about snapback culture
Keke Palmer wants new moms to learn some truths about snapback culture.
The ‘Nope’ star – who welcomed son Leodis with boyfriend Darius Jackson in February – spoke about the importance of new moms fighting the pressure to lose weight or get back to their pre-pregnancy bodies during an interview with People published on Wednesday.
“The most important thing I would say to any new mom is to do whatever you can, whenever you can, whatever makes you feel good,” she said, adding that that’s the only way new moms follow an exercise regimen should if it makes them feel good.
“If you’re not worried about that, then don’t worry,” she said.
Palmer later pointed out that when celebrities instantly lose their baby weight or seemingly return to their pre-pregnancy bodies, it’s often due to the nature and cultural context of their careers.
“Every time you see a celebrity snapback or something, that’s part of the damn gig,” she said. “Part of our job is looking good and looking good. So don’t think it’s this thing that says, ‘We do it because we have it.’ No, the job is at stake.”
She continued, “If we want the checks to be signed, we have to be what we have to be.”
Other celebrities have spoken out against societal pressures to fight back after having a baby.
Tia Mowry, who shares two children with her ex-husband Cory Hardrict, encouraged other moms to dismiss those expectations an Instagram post in 2021.
“Moms, we can allow our bodies to just BE while we feed them (and our little ones!) good things instead of engaging in snapback culture,” she wrote.
palmers announced the birth of her son with a slideshow of photos she posted to Instagram in February. The photos included shots of her and Jackson and cute pictures of their newborn.
Last month, the actor spoke candidly about the challenges of parenthood, writing in the Caption of the post“I will not lie, I will be cooked!”
She then expressed her admiration for parents who are capable of raising a child on their own.
“I just came to say,” she said, “if you’re a single parent, take off your cloak.”