Stacey Solomon horrified as Nicki Minaj fan sparks fury by airbrushing her baby

Stacey Solomon was left horrified during yesterday’s Loose Women when asked about a recent airbrushing controversy.

US rapper Nicki Minaj welcomed her first child with husband Kenneth Petty in September last year, and earlier this month shared the first photo of her baby boy.

But a user on website Reddit sparked fury when they airbrushed the snap, giving the child a smaller nose and slimmer cheeks.

And Stacey – who has Zachary, 12, Leighton, eight, and Rex, one – slammed the edit in no uncertain terms.

When Jane Moore asked Stacey’s thoughts, she replied: “I can’t…Why would you want to [edit a photo of a baby]?!

Stacey was horrified anyone would airbrush a snap of a baby

“I don’t speak for everyone who’s ever had a baby, but honestly I could have given birth to Quasimodo and would’ve thought it was the most beautiful baby in the world.

“I have never looked at my children in my life and thought, ‘ohhhh, that nose.'”

Sharing their edit, the Reddit user wrote that the child had “smaller cheeks, smaller forehead, and smaller nose” before the before and after snaps sparked a furious backlash.

“Growing up is hard enough. I’m eternally grateful that I did it before Photoshop,” another web surfer remarked.

Nicki Minaj shared the original snap of her newborn
Nicki shared the original snap of her cute newborn

A fan sparked backlash after posting an airbrushed version of Nicki Minaj's baby
A fan posted the airbrushed version, sparking a backlash

Nicki – real name Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty – melted hearts last week with the first look at her and Kenneth’s tot.

The hitmaker wrote: “#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama.”

And proud parent Nicki gushed that motherhood was the “most fulfilling job” she’d ever done, adding: “Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”

She shared her baby joy in August, just a month before giving birth, with a pregnancy snap captioned “Preggers.”

Thanking her celebrity pals for the flood of gifts that had come her way, Nicki wrote: “Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time.

Nicki Minaj shared the news that she was having a baby in August
Nicki shared their baby joy in August before giving birth in September

Nicki Minaj became a mother for the first time in September
Nicki and Kenneth welcomed their first child together

“It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world.”

Stacey, meanwhile, is on Cloud Nine after partner Joe Swash – Rex’s dad – popped the question in a romantic Christmas Eve proposal.

*Loose Women airs on weekdays at 12:30pm on ITV.

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