Hudson of­fends with birth com­ment

Ac­tress’s re­mark about C-sec­tions en­gen­ders out­rage in Twit­ter­sphere

Windsor Star - - FRONT PAGE - NICK ALLEN Lon­don Daily Tele­graph

Kate Hudson, the Hol­ly­wood ac­tress who won hearts in ro­man­tic come­dies, has of­fended moth­ers ev­ery­where by say­ing the “lazi­est” thing she’s ever done was to have a cae­sarean birth.

The star was asked to fill out a ques­tion­naire for a cover in­ter­view in the Oc­to­ber is­sue of Cos­mopoli­tan.

Her an­swers were in­nocu­ous un­til she reached the ques­tion “What’s the lazi­est thing you’ve ever done?”

Hudson, a 38-year-old mother of two, scrawled “Have a C-sec­tion!”

It may have been a bad joke but the wrath from moth­ers on so­cial me­dia was swift and fierce, even lead­ing to fears there could be back­lash against her movies.

On Twit­ter, Hudson was ac­cused of mak­ing a “stupid” re­mark as women who have un­der­gone C-sec­tions re­minded her that it is ma­jor surgery.

Oth­ers said C-sec­tions are of­ten car­ried out in emer­gen­cies and had saved the lives of their chil­dren. Hudson, the daugh­ter of Goldie Hawn, had her son Ry­der, now 13, in 2004 af­ter mar­ry­ing Chris Robin­son, of The Black Crowes rock band.

They di­vorced in 2007 and three years later she had a sec­ond son, Bing­ham, with Bri­tish mu­si­cian Matt Bel­lamy of the band Muse.

Her first son was de­liv­ered by C-sec­tion while her sec­ond son was not.

In an in­ter­view about her first son’s birth the ac­tress said: “I was go­ing to get in­duced be­cause he was so big.

“Then I wasn’t di­lat­ing. I was in labour. My con­trac­tions were two to five min­utes apart but I couldn’t feel any­thing.

“The doc­tor said I could go home, but we were be­ing stalked by pho­tog­ra­phers. We went in at mid­night and I said ‘I am not go­ing home. I just don’t want to do this again. Let’s just have a C-sec­tion.’ And so I got drugged up.”

We went in at mid­night and I said ‘I am not go­ing home. ... Let’s just have a C-sec­tion.’ And so I got drugged up.

KEVIN MAZUR/GETTY IM­AGES/FILES

Kate Hudson joked about her C-sec­tion be­ing the “lazi­est” thing she’s ever done. That offhanded re­mark of­fended many moth­ers, who turned to so­cial me­dia to let their feel­ings be known.

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