People are actually giving out that new mum Kylie Jenner went to Coachella 4 years ago

People are actually giving out that new mum Kylie Jenner went to Coachella


The list of things mums (and especially new mums) aren't supposed to do is pretty extensive.

Want to have a career/ be a stay-at-home mum/ share photos of your kids online/ let them eat junk food/ co-sleep? OK, but prepare yourself for other people sharing their very strong opinions on the matter.

Now we have one more to add the list - going to music festivals.

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New mama Kylie Jenner had the audacity to attend Coachella over the weekend and people were not happy.

The reality star, 20, gave birth to daughter Stormi in February.

Despite largely staying indoors for the duration pregnancy and probably having plenty of help, many fans were irate that Kylie would dare go out and have some fun, leaving her two-month-old at home.


I’m not a regular mom I’m a cool mom

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It goes without saying that anything Kylie and her family ever does will manage to tick people off, but the reaction of some commentators shows a worryingly narrow view of what motherhood 'should' look like.


There's a lot to unpack here.

We could question why Kylie's other half Travis Scott didn't take the same flak for going back to work shortly after becoming a dad or we could justify Kylie's going to the festival as part of her work as an influencer, but what it boils down to is this - new mums need support and understanding and the freedom to just be themselves, as well as a parent.

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It's easy to slate a celebrity mum but the fact is that as long as attitudes like some of those directed at Kylie prevail, mums will continue to be left behind in the workplace, left out of plans with friends and to have less social currency outside of their role as a mother.

Sure, slam Kylie for cultural appropriation, for allegedly copying others' designs - there are plenty of legitimate things to be questioning.

But know that if you're slamming Kylie in the context of her choices as a new mum, you're contributing to a dangerous narrative that affects all new mums, including the ones you know.