Model Porshe Thomas proudly celebrated her pregnant body in the face of racist and body-shaming trolls.
Model Porsche Thomas—who recently gave birth to twins—posted the most gorgeous bikini bump pic to Instagram about a week ago, when she was chilling poolside and still 35 week pregnant.
"Getting down to the wire," the excited mama-to-be wrote in the caption. "Only about two weeks left for me and these boys before they make their debut. Crazy excited and totally nervous. What a way to start #2017."
Check it out:
☀️🌈🙏🏿Getting down to the wire. Only about two weeks left for me and these boys before they make their debut. 💙💙Crazy excited and totally nervous. What a way to start #2017 🎉🤗 #35weeks #twins #babybump
Pretty amazing, right? I mean, how stunning is she? My daughter was born in August and I could never have rocked a bikini like that a week before delivering. And Porsche had TWO kiddos in there—so incredible!
But sadly, it wasn't long before a bunch of nasty keyboard critics showed up to bully the model mama about the color of her belly.
"I never seen a woman so black," wrote one.
"Why yo stomach so dark," asked another.
And from a third: "I know and have black people in my family and they've been pregnant and their stomach are never this complexion."
Wait, what? Why so much hate? And those were the tame comments. Others ranged from "ew!" to "disgusting!" and "u look nasty af," to statements far too racist and inappropriate to repeat. This is just so sad.
Thomas chose to remain mum on the thread—lion's don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep, after all—but then later posted a response of her own and It. Was. Perfect. In it, the glowing (still preggers) mama clapped back at her haters by flaunting her perfect bump in a two-piece ensemble while ceremoniously sipping tea.
"While some of y'all been in my comments criticizing the blackness that is my belly and me during what shoulda been your holiday cheer," she wrote. "I been over here enjoying life, growing tiny humans, performing miracles and hopefully getting even blacker."
While some of y'all been in my comments criticizing the blackness that is my belly and me during what shoulda been your holiday cheer, I been over here enjoying life, growing tiny humans, performing miracles and hopefully getting even blacker 👊🏿#justsaying #melaninpoppin #twins #babybump #noairbrushneeded #love and be #loved 💕💙💕💙 🌚🌚🌚🌚
Bravo, Porsche! Creating little humans will always trump what other people think, and your adorable boys—born January 7—are lucky to have such a bada*s mama who is just as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside!
Sending all the congratulations to this beautiful, inspiring family!
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.