Katharine McPhee Claps Back After Social Media Criticizes Her Swimsuit Photo

Katharine McPhee is no stranger to criticism. Let's start with the fact that she is married to music producer David Foster, who is 35 years her senior (via Today). Now, a new photo the recording legend shared of his wife, who welcomed a baby this past spring, is creating a new hubbub. The insta-controversy started when Foster posted a picture of McPhee wearing a two-piece bathing suit to his Instagram. "What baby!" he captioned the image.

Comments were varied, with some people praising the singer for her healthy appearance post-baby. But others were not happy about the share, with one person opining in part, "Let's normalize a body with stretch marks and pounds over after a baby." Another commenter rather bluntly said, "he can 'celebrate' her in private. not everything needs to be broadcasted for the world to see. especially when it is about a sensitive topic for millions of mothers around the world. he is a sick man and this post is disgusting."

Now, McPhee is clapping back. The star took to Instagram to share her own bathing suit picture along with a very direct message for her "haters" (via Page Six).

Katharine McPhee defends her husband's post

McPhee started out her post by commenting, "ok the press around my husbands [sic] photo he posted of me is so dumb..." She went on to confide, "And for all of you who can't deal with it maybe this helps. I've struggled with weight my whole 20s and 30. I've gone up and down 10 times over. Does that make you feel better? There is nothing wrong with that -most people do."

She continued her lengthy response to her critics by sharing, "I lost this baby weight without dieting. Zero. Diets are the worst and I've had zero pressure from anyone. I've let me body [sic] do its thing and found a great workout. That's it. And guess what? I'll probably gain weight again at some point too. Who cares?"

McPhee then shared a message for "people freaking out about what my husband captioned," telling them to "seriously get a life." She added, "Stop being so offended by what people post who have zero impact on your life and move on." She finished her direct post by saying, "Maybe you should have more of an attitude of like, let's say... 'oh that's nice he thinks his wife is hot.' I cannot with this overly sensitive society right now. But as Taylor Swift said haters gonna hate."

Some people still aren't loving David Foster's photo of his wife

Comments to McPhee's epic Instagram clapback were largely supportive. Foster's daughter Erin hilariously said, "If I can accept my step mom looking like this, you certainly should be able to. The photo wasn't altered or filtered and she's had no surgery. You can't shame someone for feeling cute after a baby whether she's sharing stretch marks or a six pack. Let her live."

But not everyone was on board with the original post even after McPhee's explanation. As one commenter said, "His comment was hurtful and harmful to not only you but to women everywhere. I feel sad for our society that appearing as if we never had a baby after such an incredible miracle is the goal. The thing is, you have every right to share this beautiful photo-you are absolutely stunning at any shape or size however what he stated is unacceptable for women and mothers everywhere."

And as someone else commented in part, "You look beautiful, and yes I don't know you and you have no impact on my life. But I don't think there's anything wrong with being sensitive. We do live in a society where [woman] are expected to bounce back. It's amazing these expectations weren't put on you."