Draya Michele celebrated her first Mother's Day as a mom of two in a very meaningful way on Sunday, posting a video of her giving birth to her newborn son, Jru, who was born last month. The clip shows the incredible strength a mother requires to bring a child into the world and captures one of the most memorable moments in the reality star's life — so why are people on Twitter so mad about it?
Michele captioned the video with a note to all mothers: "Happy Mother's Day to the women out there. We are created to recreate and that is the biggest gift of all from God," she wrote. Michele then explained that she "had a silent delivery because I didn't want to stress my baby and when I pulled him from my body I've never felt so important."
Happy Mother's Day to the women out there. We are created to recreate and that is the biggest gift of all from God. I had a silent delivery because I didn't want to stress my baby and when I pulled him from my body I've never felt so important. I've made mistakes and had some growing to do and this little guy came at the right time. Orlando, thank you for Jru, Tatiana and Taylor,and loving Kniko unconditionally. Yesenia, bestie, godmother, sister....I couldn't have done this without you and Orlando by my side. Thanks to my Dr. And a special #happymothersday to Shonna my nurse. I'm strong. #reachoutandbringlifeintotheworld Jru is a month today, and what a special day it is. ❤️ sorry if this offends anyone. I'll be removing it shortly.
The video has sparked a debate on Twitter as to whether or not the intimate moment was appropriate to share on social media. Some people feel strongly that it wasn't:
Draya put her giving birth on IG. Child birth is a wonderful thing but some things don't need to be on social media— J. Peterman (@Notufatjesus_) May 9, 2016
Draya shared a video on Instagram of her giving birth. IDK how to feel. Now, while i love the idea, I have to remember this is Draya.— Steph Da 5'6 (@eleven8) May 9, 2016
Ok Draya filming her self giving birth is a hoe sign I'm sorry— Mike Strypes (@mikestrypes) May 9, 2016
Others were much more positive, defending Draya and the video. One fan even wondered if the criticism was a race issue.
What's the big deal about Draya showing her birth ? You can see the same thing on YouTube 5000000 times ... Y'all just don't like her 😑🙄— Mariea Q (@MarieaQ) May 9, 2016
I see no problem with Draya's birth video at all. It was actually pretty amazing.— Ezzy Allan Poe (@iAmManeater) May 9, 2016
Draya can't share her child birth video but them white and Mexican women on Facebook can? 🤔— Michael Knight (@SchoolEm_Jonesy) May 9, 2016
Michele posted the video knowing that it would rub some people the wrong way, so she can't be shocked by the mixed reaction. Still, the clip sparks an interesting discussion about why it's OK for women to show their bodies on social media for the sexual pleasure of men, but not for the beautiful functions they can perform.
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