Kate Hudson names the ‘laziest thing’ she’s ever done: ‘Have a c-section!’


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Kate Hudson posted this Instagram ^^ of herself and her 13-year-old son Ryder this week. Kate shaved her head/got a buzzcut more than a month ago, and she did it on behalf of some sort of “secret project” with Sia. I still don’t know, nor do I care, honestly. I’ve actually been sort of a Kate Hudson apologist this whole time – she’s one of those celebrities who doesn’t really annoy me, and I find her attempts at “realness” to actually come across as real. But I’m not going to defend her about this. Kate is the cover girl for the latest issue of Cosmo, and inside the magazine, she did one of those fill-in-the-blank questionnaires. The laziest thing she’s ever done? Well…

Kate Hudson is feeling the wrath of mothers after implying that getting a cesarean section is taking the easy route when it comes to childbirth. The 38-year-old mother of two appears on Cosmopolitan’s October cover — and found herself facing controversy when she answered “Have a C-Section!” when asked to name the laziest thing she’s ever done. Hudson gave birth to now-13-year-old son Ryder via c-section.

Social media users have been sharing her answer and criticizing her response.

“Hey #KateHudson – please tell me which part of major abdominal surgery is “lazy”? The procedure? The heal time? The 9 months of work prior?” tweeted one reader. Another wrote, “Hey #KateHudson c sections saved my sons’ lives….sorry you define that as lazy #GetAClue.”

Another mom wrote, “Yeah, #KateHudson, having my daughter by c-section instead of letting her die was really “lazy” of me. Lost so much respect for you there.”

Hudson’s rep didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

[From Page Six]

Hollywood women have such bizarre ideas about work, laziness, fitness, diets and all of that. Since Kate hasn’t explained this since it became a controversy this week, my only guess is that she was talking specifically about herself, that she had an elective C-section with one of her sons and that she still thinks of it as the “lazy way out.” You know me – I’m happily childfree, but if I ever needed to give birth, I would have gone with ALL THE DRUGS and an elective C-section too. I would want to be completely knocked out for days. That’s not laziness, it’s fear of pain. Stop judging women who have elective – or medically necessary – C-sections, and stop judging women who make other birthing plans. There is no “lazy” when it comes to childbirth, for the love of God. It’s all a horror show, just my opinion.

Kate Hudson on the set of 'Sisters'

Photos courtesy of WENN, Instagram.

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  1. Marianne says:

    Well I’ll be the one to defend her cause she isnt saying that all c-sections are lazy or all people who get them are lazy. She is talking about her own personal experience with one. For all we know she had a scheduled C-section that was stress free and her recovery time was easy. To her (especially since how fitness obsessed she is) maybe it felt like the lazier option to her. *shrugs*.

    • Veronica says:

      It strikes me as more indicative of her economic privilege more than anything, honestly. A clean, complication free C-section can happen for any woman. The reason it was a “lazy” option for her is because she had paid help to maintain her children and home while she was on bed rest.

  2. Skylark says:

    Good God. The responses above are seriously disturbing. So much for the intelligent, aware readership that this site apparently has.

    I love that pic of her and her son.

  3. Skylark says:

    PS. The increasingly cynical click-baity nature of so many of the post headers on here is really disturbing and so not in tune with the so-called educated readership that this site likes to promote and bask in the (personal) glory of:

    A reminder – http://www.celebitchy.com/544287/celebitchy_named_4_site_with_most_educated_readers_by_quantcast_thank_you/

  4. BoobooLaRue says:

    Honestly? I thought her acting performances were the laziest thing she has ever done.

  5. Jo says:

    Oh, FFS, this is so sure subjective.

    Oh course it’s not lazy when there is a long recovery or it saves your child’s life. But maybe she isn’t afraid of the pain and she could have delivered naturally, but she just couldn’t be arsed and she thinks that’s lazy.

    She is definitely not saying that all C-sections are lazy, so chill out peeps.

  6. mkyarwood says:

    I think she meant her choice was lazy. She chose it out of laziness. Everyone else is not lazy, who needs a section to live, because of how their state laws are or any other reason. Social media makes it too easy for us to project our own experience on what’s being shared with us, I think.

  7. NoKiddingCats says:

    My abortion @ age 19 was mentally traumatic and I still grieve @ 58. My 1st son would have died without a C section and my 2nd son was born 18 months later, also by C section. Both recoveries were long and awful. We all have our unique experiences. Didn’t hate on Martha Plimpton for celebrating her abortion and not gonna hate on Kate for feeling this way about her C section.

  8. Danimals says:

    It was a bit odd to me. That would not have been my first choice to say as something lazy I’ve done but to each their own. On a personal note, I just had a C-section this April and it was not for a baby but a huge fibroid removal. It was not fun and I struggled with recovery every day. I got sick from the pain meds they gave me and 1 week after recovery had a hematoma which is this blood blob that seeped out of the incision. After being cut open again to fix it I just can’t imagine doing all of that again. I still have a hard time looking at the scar that is still healing. But everyone is different and recover differently. :)

  9. Jenn says:

    Big deal my sis in law and aunt have told me the same thing.

    I don’t get offended at stuff like this, it’s like the ladies who say you’re lazy if you had an epidural – I just don’t care. I had one. Whatever.

    I only get offended (well freaked really) when people try to tell you How/where ALL women SHOULD give birth because that kind of zealotry can affect women’s agency and birth choices.

  10. I Choose Me says:

    It’s all a horror show, just my opinion.

    This is where I’m at Kaiser. I’m 41 and sometimes I ponder what it would be like to have a child but that right there is the MAIN reason, I’m child free. I’m also single for the first time in 22 years so it definitely ain’t happening.

  11. Shannon says:

    I’ve had overly crunchy moms judge me because my second son was induced. The reason he was induced was because I’m 5’2″ and have small hips; the doctor said he was simply getting too big. Now, at almost 10, he’s almost as tall as I am and his dad is 6’4″ so I wasn’t particularly surprised. But omg some people acted like it was the most horrible thing in the world *eye roll* If my doctor had said I needed a c-section I would have had one. From two births, my experience is once I get to 9 months I’m like, idgaf just get him out and keep us both healthy. I’m like an ideal patient in that way LOL

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m going with another catty, gossip-site-worthy subject here. She looks so different without her usual halo of perfect blond hair. I don’t think that buzz cut looks good on her AT ALL. But I’m biased because I’ve never thought Kate is a good actor, and she’s only where she is because of the Great Hollywood Nepotism Machine.

  13. menega says:

    why do people these days take things SO personally? if she thinks that *she* was taking the easy way out, then that is her opinion of *herself* and not a commentary on anyone else. people need to stop making other people’s experiences about themselves, it has reached the point where no one can share anything anymore without disclaimers a yard long.

  14. carolyn says:

    What a ridiculous comment… and not at all surprising coming from her.

  15. Jen says:

    Seriously? If SHE says it was lazy of her, than it was! So many women these days lapping up the current med-trend. Newsflash, women are built for birth, it’s not that big of a deal and certainly doesn’t ALWAYS require intervention. She wasn’t asked ‘what is the laziest thing a woman could do?’ She answered candidly about HERSELF. ugh