Khafi Kareem, a 2019 housemate of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) TV show, has denied claims that she’s pregnant, saying that women should not be seen as baby-making machines.
She took to Instagram on Sunday to clear the air on the rumours trailing her purportedly protruded stomach.
Khafi said many allude to pregnancy while making reference to her stomach whenever she shares photos of herself.
“The way I’m looking at the next person who drops a pregnancy comment on my post. I’ve ignored them for the longest now but according to the womb watchers on social media, I have been pregnant for over a YEAR,” she said.
“So let me get this off my heart. Some people have flat stomachs naturally and some people have big stomachs naturally. The latter is ME. And when I’m on my period it is even bigger. I don’t owe anyone a flat stomach but still.
“I try to suck in my belly in every picture. Sometimes I do it better than others. The worst is, even when I’m proud of my ‘sucking in skills’ on a picture, there is always SOMEONE who still comments something about pregnancy.”
She, thereafter, warned fans and critics alike to stop the habit of speculating about women getting pregnant.
According to her, women are more than babymaking machines, and the decision of having kids is all up to them and their family members.
“This is a habit that has to stop. First, women are more than baby-making machines. A woman’s fertility or decision to start a family is for her to decide, not for you to comment on in every single picture,” the reality TV star said.
“Must our stomachs always be the first thing you look at? Secondly, I’m not just speaking up for myself but for women in general. You may mean well when making pregnancy remarks but it is not always a compliment.
“For women who have had miscarriages, have been trying unsuccessfully for a baby, or simply conscious about their weight it can be very distressing, triggering, and also puts a lot of undue pressure on them.
“So unless someone has announced a pregnancy, please be nice and don’t comment or congratulate them on one. Trust me when the time is right I welcome pregnancy (twins please Lord!) and starting a family at God’s time.
“But until I’ve said I’m expecting please stop with the pregnancy comments. I’ll have no patience for them anymore and anyone who writes such comments will get BLOCKED.”
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