On Dec. 29, Katharine McPhee Stepdaughters Erin and Sara Foster, whose father is Kat’s husband David Foster, expressed their support for her latest swimsuit photo on Instagram. The feud began after David, 72, uploaded a photo of Katharine in a black bikini with the comment “what baby” 10 months after she gave birth to her son Rennie.
Some users criticized him, with one person saying, “Yeah, let’s perpetuate the unhealthy narrative that women need to be back to or smaller than their pre-pregnancy size postpartum.” Katharine phee, 37, had a different opinion and addressed the user personally. “Almost a year later after giving birth is an unhealthy narrative- go jump in a lake,” she said.
The American Idol star also made her own post, claiming that she had “zero” weight-loss goals and “zero” pressure to get back in shape after delivering birth. “Cease being so offended by what folks submit who’ve zero influence in your life and transfer on,” Katherine wrote this week. “Maybe you should have more of an attitude of like, let’s say… ‘oh that’s nice he thinks his wife is hot.'”
Katharine phee’s stepdaughter stood by her side in this situation.
Her stepdaughters have now weighed in with their opinions. “If I can accept my stepmother’s appearance, you should be able to as well,” Erin, 39, wrote. “The photo wasn’t altered or filtered and she’s had no surgery. You can’t shame someone for feeling cute after a baby whether she’s sharing stretch marks or a six pack. Let her live.”
Sara, 40, also brought up the issue of a double standard for new mothers. “We would all be cheering his post if you had cellulite and stretch marks in the photo and the comment was precisely the same,” she pondered. “But you don’t, and that’s not anything to be proud of.”
She then complimented Katharine McPhee on her exercise routine: “You’ve been putting in a lot of effort at the gym. Let’s whine about ladies and spouses who share 3 week postpartum photos with full body lipo, filters, and changing apps that make us all look like shit,” she continued, adding, “People are crazy.” (From 1982 through 1986, David shared Erin and Sara with Rebecca Dyer, his wife.)
Debra Messing, Kat’s Smash co-star, also congratulated her, writing, “Brava! And send me your workout.” Katharine McPhee admitted she “found a great workout” and simply let her “body do its thing” after her pregnancy.
Katharine’s reply to all the hatred.
She stated it like this: “That is all there is to it. What’s more, guess what? At some point, I’m sure I’ll gain weight again. What does it matter? BUT, seriously, people who are freaking out over what my husband captioned, get a life.”