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Photo: New Mom Emily Ratajkowski Polarizes Social Media After Backtracking on Gender Identity Stance

Months before giving birth, Emily Ratajkowski detailed in a Vogue op-ed that she and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard “ultimately have no idea who—rather than what—is growing inside my belly.” The UK-born, American model also said the two would let their child tell them their gender at age 18, rather than make that decision for the child.

Ratajkowski, who gave birth to her child Sylvester on March 8, received mixed responses after the 29-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday and posted a breastfeeding photo with the caption: “Beautiful boy.” 

Some of the new mother’s followers – like English model Poppy Delevingne – gushed over the parenting post, saying Ratajkowski is giving them baby fever. 

“Hi sweetie pie!” commented model Ashley Graham. 

However, beneath the slew of verified, celebrity comments, many netizens were wondering why Ratajkowski was reneging on her gender-related assertions. 

“Maybe my memory is becoming bad, but I thought you said the baby was going to tell you the preferred gender once old enough,” remarked Instagram user @estplorin. 

Naturally, the post made it over to Twitter, where more netizens weighed in on the post, which has received well over 2 million likes on Instagram. Once again, responses were mixed. 

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