Kate Hudson has come under fire online after claiming having a caesarean birth was the "laziest thing she's ever done".
During an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Hudson completed the sentence: "The laziest thing I've ever done:" with "Have a C-section!"
Mothers across the globe were quick to throw fury at the comment, taking to social media to vent their frustration.
— Mrs ™ (@SuchACoolChick) 4 September 2017
One mother posted a response to Hudson on Twitter: "Dear #KateHudson having a C-Section is far from lazy, ok?"
While others said they were "so disappointed" and had "lost a lot of respect" for the actress.
So disappointed in #katehudson comment on C-sections. Lost a lot of respect
— veronica (@wannyfo) 10 September 2017
#KateHudson guess being in labor 4 24hrs with no progress, my son in distress & then having a c-section was my lazy way out. Good to know.
— Jennifer Ryan (@SmurfetRyan) 11 September 2017
Didn't know by having my late daughter via c-section because she had a hole in her heart among other things was being lazy #KateHudson
— Leanna Williams (@MaddieFlyHigh) 11 September 2017
However some Twitter users ran to the defence of Hudson saying having a baby via C-section was her choice and that there was "no backlash here".
Dear #KateHudson.. no backlash here. Truly understand that C was your decision
— Alisia Talley (@talley13ho) 11 September 2017
Hudson, however, seems oblivious to the rant taking place over on Twitter, posting the cover photo of the magazine to her Instagram with the caption "What a blast!".
Hudson is yet to respond publicly to any negative reactions to her comment.