Some think Ciara's new photo spread is disrespectful to Future; others vehemently disagree.
Future's latest album, HNDRXX -- which we consider to be some of his finest work, didn't shy away from addressing his ex-fiancée, Ciara, reigniting the online interest in their breakup as well as Ciara's relationship with her new fiancé, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, with whom she's got a child on the way. Yesterday, Ciara proudly showcased her new family in a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar, thus inspiring some heated reactions on social media.
One of the pictures shows a pregnant Ciara, wearing nothing but underwear, holding her naked son, two-year-old Future (named, of course, after his rapper daddy), close to her chest. His face obscured, Wilson kneels behind his wife-to-be. His hands can be seen holding the belly that holds his future son. "Just The 4 Of Us," Ciara wrote when she shared the photo on Instagram.
Some, perhaps members of the Future Hive, felt that the photo was disrespectful to Ciara's baby daddy, doubting that she asked permission for their son to be photographed naked. Outspoken comedian Lil Duval reposted the pic and wrote, "Only women support shit like this," before clowning Russell Wilson: "Ain't no real n*gga finna let u do a photoshoot with his head in yo ass."
Others rushed to Ciara's defense. Kelly Rowland, who had allegedly "liked" a comment that bashed the pic, made an Instagram post in order to clarify her feelings, writing, "This pic of my dear friend and her beautiful family makes my heart smile."
"I feel like Ciara triggers something in certain dudes who think they are irreplaceable," reads a popular tweet. "Very bizarre to watch."
See a round-up of notable reactions to Ciara's Harper's Bazaar appearance below.
This pic of my dear friend and her beautiful family makes my heart smile, I can't believe how anyone would actually think I would "like" a negative comment about a woman I look at as a great Mom, awesome wife, and A sweetheart of a friend! Accidents do happen, and this new "❤/like feature is WHACK. #findanewstory #ILOVETHEWILSONS
I feel like Ciara triggers something in certain dudes who think they are irreplaceable 😂— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) March 8, 2017
Very bizarre to watch 🤔😂
Ciara so lame! And Russell so damn green he jus tryna make her happy . She lame af fuck that pic tho— Da Dawg (@que) March 8, 2017
People's reactions to Ciara moving on is a classic example of how no matter what women do, we're damned if we do and damned if we don't.— fat and boujee (@delafro_) March 8, 2017
Future: I don't have time to see my kids lol— girl wonder (@fatalitiess) March 8, 2017
Ciara: *post maternity shoot w/ family including her husband*
Ciara found her a MAN that loves the ground she walks and the air she breathes, married her, takes care of her son and yall mad at her? pic.twitter.com/kdQAOMGZQz— Alternative Hetero (@Keefosabe) March 7, 2017
The anger at Ciara's happiness is sort of funny, but it is also really sad. Some of y'all can't imagine actually moving on.— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) March 7, 2017
"but that Ciara picture is lame & weird"— Foxy's Calculator (@HaroldBingo) March 7, 2017
yea and rapping about her for 10 projects straight was the epitome of normalcy
Ciara so disrespectful and I think she does the shit on purpose to get a reaction from Future and to blow up in court pic.twitter.com/v3mdmjdnMK— needed underwear! (@ElleBreaunna) March 7, 2017
Ciara is minding her black ass business and raising a child that Future won't. This isn't disrespectful. shut the fuck up lol https://t.co/TsBQTKZD5z— Richey Collazo 🇵🇷 (@RicheyCollazo) March 7, 2017
That Ciara pic so disrespectful to future....— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) March 7, 2017
Ciara's family photo is weird to ppl who 1.) don't know how to define family. 2.) sexualize kids. 3.) assign women to exes. 4.) are weird.— J.Cotti. (@iAmJCotti) March 7, 2017