Dance goddess Peta Murgatroyd of Dancing with the Stars fame and fortune is not afraid of keeping it real when it comes to breastfeeding her 5-week-old son, Shai. (Papa is Murgatroyd’s fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy, whose boobs do not feature prominently in this story.)
Murgatroyd posted a mirror selfie (oh mah gah, we are in a world where “mirror selfies” are a thing) on Instagram and Twitter on Monday. In the photo, her shirt is stained with leaking breast milk. That or she dipped one boob in a glass of water just to hang with all the cool moms who are standing around in puddles of their own breast milk.
Whatever the case, Murgatroyd makes leaking boobies super-hot. Leaking boobies are the new nip slip, apparently. Well done, Murgatroyd. She captioned her photo on Instagram:
“Oh the joys of motherhood Leaking boobies are so NOT hot right now… LOL #mustremembermyboobpads.”
Yeah, but you iz so hot, Peta. So there’s that.
On Twitter, Murgatroyd used the hashtags #MomReality and #NormalizeBreastfeeding.
It’s nice that Murgatroyd is trying hard to play down her demi-goddess vibe and blend with mere mortals who are wrapping their aching breast milk-brimming boobs in cabbage leaves. But Peta, bae, your #MomReality is not exactly our #MomReality. We’re all for normalizing breastfeeding though. How about a nice up-close cracked, bleeding nipple shot? Now that’s reality. Horrible, frightening reality.