In case you didn't get the status update, Heidi Klum is on an island vacay now, and she's doing what most moms do on island vacays -- sunbathing topless. Klum tweeted a jealously-inducing photo to her million plus followers on Tuesday that featured her topless self lying on a lounge chair that looks more comfortable than my bed, with a backdrop that makes me want to pack up all my belongs and fly somewhere warm this instant.
As with everything on the Internet, though, there are tons of negative comments toward Heidi, saying "god help her children", she's "desperate for attention", and she's "aging and desperate to stay sexy" (yes, those are actual comments). But I say to hell with 'em, Heidi! If I look like you at 40 (or ever), ya best believe I'm going to document that shit.
I know that this is the age of both posting every photo you take of yourself on the Internet and yelling at anyone who posts anything on the Internet -- but haters, relax. Heidi isn't naked, for chrissake. She's lying on a beach chair. She isn't the first person in the world to take her top off while tanning. Who cares? They're boobs. And you can't even seem them! (And she looks good.)
I'm all for moms (and dads!) taking photos of themselves when they're all young and glowy and haven't lost the battle against gravity yet -- I think it's awesome for kids to see their parents when they "looked good." My mother was constantly behind the camera when she was younger, so my family is woefully understocked with pictures of her from way back when. And, as her daughter, I can say that it's kind of a bummer. I love looking at photos of her from her youth -- as I'm sure my kids will with my husband and me.
I think there are plenty of celeb moms out there who take photos of themselves in clothing and positions that leave something to be desired. But Klum sunbathing topless? Please. This isn't raunchy. Not in the slightest. You just jelly.
What do you think of Heidi's photo?
Image via Heidi Klum/Twitter
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