‘I know it’s not OK’, says pregnant Stacey Solomon after smoking pictures.
Stacy shocked fans when pictures emerged of her smoking despite being seven months pregnant. The 22-year-old singer was also axed as Foxy Bingo’s Celebrity Mum of the Year when the photos were relased.
The former X Factor singer rang in to Loose Women to speak about the pictures on the show, and said that while she wasn’t trying to defend her actions, she felt some of the criticism she received was a ‘little harsh’.
She said: ’All of the responses are something that I deserve. I don’t for one minute think I can sit here and say it is ok – so I can accept that kind of criticism and although it’s not nice to hear I know that its true the health risks and maybe that will give me more power to stop it and nip it in the bud.
‘There’s ups and downs to people being critical because it makes you think oh my God, I really must sort this out and you feel even more guilty than you already do because don’t get me wrong I felt guilty before all of this came out.
‘But there is a little a bit of you that thinks I love my children with all my heart so some of the comments are a little bit harsh.’
And Stacey, whose second baby is due on 7th May, continued: ‘It’s absolutely devastating not just because I saw the pictures in the paper – its something I’m not proud of and I’m really, really struggling with in general.
‘It’s not just because everyone knows now. Its something that I don’t want to do and that I’m not happy doing so it’s horrible.’
Stacey also said she had been trying to give up during her pregnancy, adding: ‘It’s a horrible habit and I care more about my children than anything in the whole wide world so anything I can do to give up means more to me than anything else or what anyone thinks.’
I have to say I agree she should be axed as “Mum of the Year”, what a bad role model she is setting. However I can’t help but feel that her devastation is only due to the fact that she was caught and not real remorse.
Just goes to show us how authentic and real celebrities need to be today to win any favour with the public. As a role model for young girls she should think more about her actions, and this is a moment where I think the press have brought an issue into the limelight that needed to be there.