Ayesha Curry Clapped Back At The Trolls Who Body-Shamed Her 10-Month-Old Baby

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Ayesha Curry came to her son’s defense after commenters shamed him about his weight — at just 10 months old.

The multitalented Ayesha — a cookbook author, restaurateur, and television personality — posted a sweet family photo with her husband, Stephen Curry, and their three children: Riley, 6; Ryan, 3; and Canon, 10 months. A fan commented to ask whether Ayesha is pregnant, which is already a pretty rude and invasive question. But when Ayesha responded that she’s not pregnant, but instead was just being weighed down by her 30-pound child Canon, the comments got even ruder.

“Thirty lbs?!?!? He’s bigger than my 19 month old nephew,” one user wrote.

“Maybe portion control his food a bit,” another user suggested.

These comments are proof that internet trolls and body shamers really have no sense of decency. It’s one thing to body-shame an adult — which is already not OK, and something Ayesha is definitely familiar with. But it’s an entirely different, even more horrifying thing to body-shame a child!

Ayesha replied to the comments the only way that a mother could.

Ayesha Curry and her husband, NBA star Stephen Curry, have three children together: daughters Riley, 6, and Ryan, 3, and son Canon, 10 months. They are a really stinkin’ adorable family.

As a mom in the spotlight, Ayesha certainly understands the culture of body shaming and the pressure to look perfect and skinny at all times.

But recently, she experienced that same hateful energy targeted in a very unexpected direction: toward her 10-month-old son.

Ayesha posted a photo of her family, including her husband and kids, after her husband’s team, the Golden State Warriors, won the Western Conference Championship.

“Infinitely proud of these guys. God’s grace and mercy continues to cover our family and we are so grateful. Not about wins and losses, it’s all about family. Moments like this simply put it all into perspective,” she captioned the photo.

She also quoted the Bible verse Matthew 6:33.

One follower had a completely unrelated question, though. The commenter asked, “Are you pregnant again?????”

The comment was liked by other users a few hundred times, so Ayesha replied to clarify.

She wrote, “Absolutely not, LOL. My 30lb son is just breaking my back in every photo.”

That would be this cutie right here, Canon. At 10 months old, he’s rapidly growing, as all babies do in their first year of life.

Amazingly, some people took the opportunity to hate on Canon’s weight.

“Thirty lbs?!?!? He’s bigger than my 19 month old nephew,” one user wrote.

One person even had the audacity to suggest that Canon should go on a diet. At 10 months old!

“Maybe portion control his food a bit,” the user reportedly wrote in a since-deleted comment.

“Excuse you? No. Just no,” Ayesha replied.

It’s a totally fair response to an unbelievably rude and ignorant series of questions. If anything, Ayesha went easy on this troll!

Ayesha has spoken up previously about her own struggle to accept her body’s changes after children.

“I’m not thin; I’m 170 pounds on a good day,” she told Working Mother.

Her insecurity even led her to plastic surgery at one point.

“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while. It came in the form of me being depressed about my body,” she admitted.

“So I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want. I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet,” she revealed. “They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I’m an advocate of if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?”

Ayesha said that it’s important to her that her daughters don’t experience the same struggle.

“It’s been a journey for me, and that’s why I want my girls to understand who they are — and to love it,” she said.

Clearly, though, Ayesha’s daughters aren’t the only ones who will have to worry about body shaming. Her son will, too, and the shaming has already begun — but luckily he has a fierce mama to protect him from the haters.