Khloe Kardashian slammed for posing with newborn son in hospital bed despite having him via surrogacy
Many claimed that the 'pictures of her in the hospital bed when she wasn't the one giving birth to her son were wrong'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The Kardashians and drama go hand in hand. The recent one is about Khloe Kardashian, ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, and their adorable newborn son, whom they welcomed via surrogacy in July. The newborn has already made his TV debut after his mother shared a glimpse of her baby boy in the premiere of 'The Kardashians' which dropped on Hulu on September 22.
The premiere of season 2 of the reality show revealed that the 38-year-old reality star had opted to have an embryo transfer with a surrogate with her cheating ex Tristan. It was revealed the ex couple had already begun the process of having a second baby before the family found out that Thompson was cheating with Maralee Nichols and had got her pregnant.
In a confessional, Khloe got emotional as she said, "There is something that I do need to talk about. That day when you guys were shooting with Kim about Tristan and you guys found out that Tristan was having a baby with somebody else, there was just something I wasn’t ready to talk about." The mom-of-two went on to say, "I don’t even wanna cry but Tristan and I – I don’t even know if I want to say Tristan and I – I am having another baby." Khloe added through tears, "And obviously it’s just really private and I don’t want this to get out because I want to protect my mental wellbeing as well as the surrogates and all of that. … it’s just been a lot to go through all at the same time."
In footage taken on Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian's phone, viewers of the reality family drama got a look at the labor room, where Khloe stood next to her surrogate as the baby was being delivered and then took him into her arms; she was then seen cuddling up with her son. However, some fans got angry by the photos of her in a hospital bed with the baby boy, saying the optics were obviosuly not good as she had him through a surrogate.
Mumsnet readers and Twitter users alike commented on the photos, claiming that the 'pictures of her in the hospital bed when she wasn't the one giving birth to her son were wrong.' "Top story on Daily Mail website shows Khloe Kardashian in a hospital bed with her newborn son," said one user on Mumsnet, a discussion site. "Only problem is she used a surrogate. It's bad enough men trying to erase women but when a woman tries to airbrush the birthing mother out of the picture it makes me feel a bit sick."
"I did wonder this when I seen it online—her in bed with baby and thought when was she pregnant!? Then remembered surrogate," another user said. "I'm sure the lady who gave birth will be in a lovely private room herself but still the optics don't come across well."
A similar discussion was being had on Twitter. "Something is off with people becoming parents via surrogacy and then taking pictures in a hospital bed with a new born [sic]. It's completely unnecessary. They could have just posted a picture of the baby in it's [sic] bassinet," a user said.
Something is off with people becoming parents via surrogacy and then taking pictures in a hospital bed with a new born. It's completely unnecessary. They could have just posted a picture of the baby in it's bassinet. https://t.co/p9XGMfMZMN— Shannon (@kcshannonlee1) September 22, 2022