The idea behind Ciara’s latest family photo is love, but some fans haven’t caught the vision. The ‘I Bet’ singer has received backlash after uploading a semi-nude photo of her, Russell Wilson, and little Future Zahir together.
Ciara is holding Future in her arms while showing off her baby bump in the photo. Russell’s hands and shoulders are in clear view as he cradles his wife’s bump while providing overall support for the family. “Just the 4 of us,” Ciara tweeted along with the pic.
While many understood Ciara and the family’s message of love and unity, some critics missed the point altogether. “Baby Future is way too old to be naked in that photoshoot and Ciara acts like he really doesn’t have his own father. It’s so disrespectful,” one troll wrote. Another commented, “This picture alone is gonna get us 5 fire Future albums so thanks for that.”
Although some fans scrutinized Ciara over her tweet, a number of loyal followers came to her rescue. “Whats wrong with you all? Talkin about Ciara disrespectful to Future? She not posed to be happy,” one fan asked. Another follower tweeted, “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.”
It was just a few days ago that Ciara’s interview with Harper’s Bazaar revealed how she felt about support in a relationship. “If someone’s not supporting you and your vision and your dreams, whether it’s your relationship partner, your friend, whomever, then you’ve got to make sure to keep it moving,” she said.
“If people aren’t lifting you up, even if you’re the strongest person in the world, eventually it does chip away at you. You don’t even realize that you’re losing yourself. And that’s the scariest place to be in life… I don’t want to lose myself. I love myself too much. I love life too much.”
Ciara and Russell Wilson are expecting their first child to arrive in coming weeks. Future Zahir is Ciara’s son with ex-boyfriend Nayvadius Cash, a.k.a. Future.