Brace yourselves: recently, a celebrity female made admitted to (*gasp*) actually consuming food.
It all started when Halle Berry, one of the most beautiful women in the world, attended the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, a charity event which raises money in order to “help individuals out of poverty and homelessness by providing the tools necessary to find and retain employment.”
While walking the red carpet for the event, Berry touched her stomach in a seemingly pointed manner (for what was probably only a few seconds).
Berry’s stance, however, prompted outlets everywhere to speculate as to whether or not she was pregnant. Some even went as far as to say that she had a “baby bump” or that she was carrying “additional water weight.”
To which I simply have to say: UM. RUDE.
The rumors abounded, thanks to tabloids and gossip columns. So much so, that Berry herself took to Instagram yesterday and directly addressed the rumors. The actress posted a snapshot with the brilliant caption: “Can a girl have some steak and fries??”
Yep. Halle Berry dared to eat a meal, so now everyone assumes that she’s carrying triplets.
(And in case you thought she was simply being cheeky, no: her rep confirmed to People that Halle Berry is not, in fact, pregnant.)
The whole thing is so absurd that it makes you seriously question whether some of these reporters understand menopause (which typically occurs between the ages of 48 and 55 for women in the U.S.). Not to mention the fact that it’s monumentally stupid (and unfair) to automatically assume that any woman without washboard abs is pregnant.
The most important takeaways from this debacle: 1.) Halle Berry has an excellent sense of humor, and I’m really glad that she treated herself to a nice steak, and 2.) the woman still looks BANGIN’ at age fifty.
Just please let women eat their food, okay??