Ratajkowski, who gave birth to her child Sylvester on March 8, received mixed responses after the 29-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday and posted a breastfeeding photo with the caption: "Beautiful boy."
Some of the new mother's followers - like English model Poppy Delevingne - gushed over the parenting post, saying Ratajkowski is giving them baby fever.
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"Hi sweetie pie!" commented model Ashley Graham.
However, beneath the slew of verified, celebrity comments, many netizens were wondering why Ratajkowski was reneging on her gender-related assertions.
"Maybe my memory is becoming bad, but I thought you said the baby was going to tell you the preferred gender once old enough," remarked Instagram user @estplorin.
Naturally, the post made it over to Twitter, where more netizens weighed in on the post, which has received well over 2 million likes on Instagram. Once again, responses were mixed.
Exactly!! I don’t get how this upsets ppl.— Ronnie P (@Ronniep145) March 25, 2021
"Mom, I think I might be trans"— ⚞𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥⚟ (@Normal_Rockwell) March 25, 2021
"Not until you're 18, dear"
This must be her first kid because children tell you exactly who they are fairly quickly in life...— Jaime (@JaimeDowd) March 24, 2021
As a trans person I think it’s fine to not assign your kid a gender and use neutral pronouns til they decide, which kids typically can do around 4. But I also think it is completely fine to go with the assigned gender until/unless the kid expresses a desire to transition.— Kael Revisited (@Kaelwritesblog) March 25, 2021
The 29-year-old has yet to respond to the negative backlash, but she did post a photo on her Instagram story on Thursday, showing off her newborn's new socks.