According to Health24 weight gain becomes an inevitable consequence of falling in love or tying the knot – and well, since Minnie recently became Mrs. Jones who’s to say that she’s not happily in love and therefore joyfully basking in its ‘consequences’.
Taking to Twitter Minnie shared a tweet in which she described the circulating pregnancy rumours as insensitive and pleaded with fans for the umpteenth time to, “trust in God’s timing for the arrival” of her “offspring.”
To which she further added,
“We also need to be cognizant of how insensitive it is to speculate about pregnancy. You don’t know my journey or what I’ve been through or go through. Let’s just think before we tweet please.” [sic]
Business is going well...Let’s trust in God’s timing for the arrival of my offspring ???? We also need to be cognizant of how insensitive it is to speculate about pregnancy. You don’t know my journey or what I’ve been through or go through. Let’s just think before we tweet please???— Minnie Dlamini Jones (@MinnieDlamini) February 5, 2019
This is not the first time Minnie who once spoke candidly about her weight insecurities during a radio interview with 5FM talk show host Thando Thabethe, has slammed pregnancy speculations.
Late in 2018, the 28-year-old actress shared sexy snaps of herself while on a desert vacation with her best friend which she captioned,
“No matter your size, shape (Or pregnancy rumors) Love your body, celebrate it!”
In another previous Instagram post, Minnie shared a snap of herself in a bikini in which she explained in the captioned how, “thin” she was during that period and that she never wanted to, “to be this skinny again.”
Minnie, just can’t seem to catch a break.
So what is the big deal surrounding weight gain and pregnancy especially after one ties the knot?
According to Parent24, society places a high amount of pressure on women who recently got married when it comes to childbearing. The latter is simply because childbearing becomes a primary goal of marriage.
Imagine how draining it must be have to constantly have to defend your food baby simply because you’ve tied the knot and society expects you as a woman to drop your ambitions to become a baby making machine – it’s quite disheartening to know that even in 2019 this mentally still exists.
During an interview on daytime talk show Real Talk with former host Anele Mdoda, Minnie rubbished all pregnancy claims further stating that at the time she and hubby Quinton weren’t even trying. Perhaps until she publicly discloses that she’s doing so we should simply respect her privacy.
Actress Tia Mowry went through the same insensitive comments when she put on some weight in 2015.
In an interview with Huffpost Live, she said pregnancy rumors are based on assumptions about how she should look and what kind of body she should have.
“Asking a woman if she’s pregnant is a form of body shaming,” she explained.
“We live in a society that is so obsessed with being perfect … Why can’t we just be us?”
It’s probably high time we started to learn to respect people’s wombs and their weight – whether they’re in the spotlight or not comments made be it as a joke can come across as invasive not forgetting really daunting to the next person.