An influencer across the Tasman has raised eyebrows and drawn some controversy after posting her pre-labour routine online.
Indy Clinton is the influencer in question. With over 750,000 followers on TikTok anything she posts is sure to start a conversation, but last week she posted a ‘prep with me for labour’ which led some people to question her methods.
In the video, she treats herself to a pamper day with a manicure, pedicure, hair styling, a bit of make-up, and a fake tan before she has to go to the hospital.
Check out the video below.
Clinton says she’s doing all that stuff because she wants to look good after giving birth, which she feels she didn’t after welcoming her first child, Navy, to the world.
“By the way, my induction is not tonight. Before someone says, 'Why am I fake tanning for labour?' - do I want to look ugly when I'm pushing out a child? No," she said.
According to some people, all this preparation is a bit over-the-top and unnecessary. A few comments pointed out how using fake tan to "not look ugly" implies that people with pale skin are ugly, which is not the case.
"Saying you don't want to look ugly when you're about to push a baby out because you don't have fake tan on, in other words, because you'll be pale, is so detrimental,” commented one person. "This is the kind of sh*t that made me feel addicted to and dependent on fake tan to feel beautiful for 12 years."
“So I look ugly because I have pale skin? Okay,” commented another.
“Did you just say you ‘didn’t like the vibe’ of a hospital gown? You’re having a child, jog on,” said one more.
Despite the negative comments, most of the attention on the post was positive, and once Indy had the baby and let her followers know, the positivity continued.
She posted the new baby, named Bambi, to her Instagram and TikTok, where she was met with loads of loving comments and good wishes for the family.