Pink shamed for microwaving decaf coffee while pregnant: So what!?

The mommy shamers came out in full force to hate on a sweet picture of pregnant Pink.

Photo: Courtesy of Pink via Instagram Photo: Courtesy of Pink via Instagram

Our favourite bad*ss mommy, Pink, is under fire because she dared to microwave a cup of decaf coffee while pregnant.

The pop singer, 37, has a five-year-old daughter, Willow, with her motocross racer husband Carey Hart and is pregnant with their second child. She announced her exciting news with a sweet photo on Instagram of her daughter hugging her growing bump (pictured above).

singer Pink microwaving coffee in instagram photo

Her pregnancy was met with much love and excitement from fans, but then she posted the photo above, joking that microwaving her decaf is also a good excuse to sit on the floor and take it easy. Now cue the haters.

It's such a sweet and relatable post, right? I mean who hasn't had to reheat their cup of coffee because it's now stone cold after the morning rush? We don't see anything wrong with what Pink's doing or saying. But the haters came out in droves, candy-coating their backwards compliments and offering unwanted advice like:

“It’s one thing that she’s drinking coffee but the second thing is that she microwaves which kills all and everything in the milk if she uses milk is not good for the baby.”


“Can relate! But not with the coffee, though. You got to wean yourself off of some things you love for the sake of the baby.”

"@Pink, please don't sit to close to the microwave the radiation can harm your baby. Luv you and can't wait to see your new addition! All the best!!"

"Please don't stand in front of microwave with baby belly :)"

And then there were the not-so-sugar-coated, and just, well, blunt comments:

"Feeding addictive stimulants to an unborn baby. Well, that's your choice."


"Ooo no microwaving in plastic! Esp when preg!"

"She shouldn't be drinking coffee if she wants a healthy baby!"

"Coffee ain't good for baby. Shame." 

In terms of drinking coffee while pregnant, Health Canada recommends women consume no more than 300 mg per day, equating to about two to three cups (depending on how hefty your mug is). But this is just for caffeinated drinks. Pink was enjoying a cup of decaf which is perfectly safe for the baby! So let's stop with all the "shame" comments and accusations that she's hurting her baby with "stimulants."

Caffeine calculator chart for coffee consumption during pregnancy


Now onto the microwave issue. There have been no human studies linking using a microwave to problems during pregnancy. So again, Pink is doing nothing wrong.

If Pink is anything like the strong, feisty woman we know and love via her songs and interviews, she'll just shrug off the haters with a solid: SO WHAT?! And we couldn't agree more. Let the haters hate Pink, but we stand by you! Enjoy your cup of coffee and a much needed rest.

Pink shamed for microwaving decaf coffee while pregnant: So what!?

This article was originally published on Dec 07, 2016

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