Australian TV presenter Yumi Stynes has hit back at a newspaper report that branded her baby wearing only a nappy to the Sydney premiere of Paddington as “weird”, The Daily Mail reports.
A column in News Limited newspaper wrote that the move was a 'fashion faux pas': “There was only one fashion faux pas on the red carpet at Sydney’s Paddington Bear premiere yesterday and it wasn’t a celebrity revealing too much. It was a baby wearing nothing but a nappy ... The only real excuse Stynes could have would be the eventuation of a catastrophic No.3 (poo explosion) in the car en route to the event ... That is the only thing that can get Stynes off the hook for her undressed offspring although any parent worth their salt would ask why she was without a spare stash of clothes.”
Now, the presenter has hit back at the newspaper’s critique of her parenting, saying: “What’s weird is shaming me for letting my jolly baby bog around in a nappy. Nicole Kidman dresses up for a red carpet. I don’t believe my six-month-old needs to.”
Her husband, Martin, was also equally as frustrated at the insulting column, saying: “There is nothing more Australian than a baby wearing a nappy on a hot day. If you’re offended by a six-month-old’s nipples, you’re weird.”
Yumi also hit out at the author on Twitter, writing: “It’s important that men keep telling women how to dress and what to wear ... Even 6-month-olds.”