Pregnant Katy Perry criticised for saying that she wants to have a girl 3 months ago

Pregnant Katy Perry criticised for saying that she wants to have a girl

Are people being too harsh?

Only last week singer Katy Perry announced that she was expecting her first child along with her partner, actor Orlando Bloom.

The singer shared their happy news in the music video for her new song, Never Worn White. The child will be the second for Bloom, who shares 9-year-old Flynn with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

While many were overjoyed for Perry it seems that the excitement didn't last too long as the star is already being criticised for saying that she wants to have a baby girl.

According to People magazine Perry apparently announced during a performance in Melbourne, Australia that she hopes her baby is a girl.

A video of the I Kissed A Girl singer announcing she's hoping for a girl was shared on Twitter and has caused quite a stir with many thinking that the only thing Perry should be hoping for is a healthy baby.

"Maybe just hope for healthy and happy."

"I don't think you should say things like this, especially if you are famous. If you have a son now he's going to have a complex his whole life."

Many more comments were left for the expectant mum calling her out for her statement but is it all a little too harsh?

Being her first child she's probably just excited and most pregnant mums kind of have an idea of what gender they would like their first born to be, even if we don't always admit it.

I'm sure the first time mum will be more than delighted if she does give birth to a baby boy and that there's no need to shame an expectant mum.