'Wake Me Up When I'm Skinny' T-Shirt Is the Last Thing a Pregnant Woman Needs​ (PHOTOS)

woman with pregnant belly on a beachIf you thought ridiculous novelty t-shirts were only reserved for the racks of department store juniors' sections, gag gift emporium Spencer's, and anywhere cruises dock, you are gravely mistaken, my friend. Apparently, maternity chain A Pea in the Pod also has 'em, and their kind are made just for expectant moms. Yes, apparently expectant moms who want nothing more than to publicly lament that they've gained weight.

Check out the jaw-droppingly upsetting messages emblazoned on not just one but TWO tees they carry ... 

wake me up when i'm skinny t-shirt

 

i miss my waist t-shirt pea in the pod

YUP. As it if it wasn't bad enough that women are constantly flipped out about gaining baby weight and feeling pressured to shed it nanoseconds after giving birth a la countless celebs who make it look effortless, now we have to be subjected to this insanity!?

Sadly, it's not just about these fat-shaming tees. They're just an illustrated example of a bigger, toxic message women hear constantly. That we're supposed to be so preoccupied with thinness that we can't even embrace nine months during which we gain weight and our bodies change -- for an AMAZING reason! You would think pregnancy is supposed to be one of the only times when worrying about "skinny" should be the last thing on women's minds. But no, guess we're supposed to be fretting about FAT every day of our lives -- even when we're, you know, growing another human being.

I can only hope that A Pea in the Pod's grave misstep empowers women to love their pregnant bodies even more -- as a nice big slap in the face to this twisted mentality. And in the meantime, growing backlash should teach A Pea in the Pod a lesson, forcing them to pull these atrocious tees. What a fail. A maternity clothing company should be all about celebrating a woman's pregnant figure -- not shaming her for it.

What do you think about these tees?


Images via Corbis & A Pea in the Pod

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nonmember avatar Carlene

Not every pregnant woman is freaked out about gaining weight. And you know it is possible to still have a sense of humor while carrying a baby. I would have worn either shirt while pregnant. If you don't like them, don't buy them. It's pretty simple.

ladyb... ladybug2.0

I had a shirt that said "good things come in large bellies" it was my favorite! You have to have a sense of humor when being pregnant.

kayba... kaybayblee3

I don't see anything wrong with them.

nonmember avatar mandie

I think they should stop making them those tshirts are ubseard!

Kimberley Cremeans

Get over it!! It seems like almost every author and reader on here is crazy offended about everything! Get a sense of humor, they are meant to be silly. Like the mantraofpro pro breast feeders, if you don't like it don't look!

nonmember avatar andie

I think those tshirts are funny. I never felt "fat" when I was pregnant. There was a baby in there!! I was proud of my belly and I think you need to lighten up and stop getting so offended by every little thing.

nonmember avatar thelonius

I would totally wear those t-shirts. They're cute.

nonmember avatar phyllis

Where's your sense of humor? Well ok, if you gained 70 lbs when you were pregnant I can see how you might be a bit sensitive about your weight. But if you gain a sensible amount of weight, why would this offend you? I gained 24, 24, and 26 lbs with my 3 pregnancies. I never felt fat.

nonmember avatar andie

@mandie: did you mean "absurd?" Sheesh.

nonmember avatar Victoria Bryant

People are so sensitive these days. I did gain extra weight while I was pregnant with my 3rd baby but I would still totally have worn either one of these. I had a shirt that said "I'm not fat, I'm pregnant" while I was pregnant with my 3rd, and I wore it every chance I got.

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