Ginger Zee's maternity skills are criticized by fans, forcing her to hit back
The meteorologist reminded a hater on social media the regulations regarding maternity leave.
When a fan took to Twitter to criticize Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee for taking a longer maternity leave, she came with one of the best answers for the commenter.
Twitter user CeCe Winans II wrote in her post that it 'must be nice' for Zee to be 'out since February.' She also mocked Zee's leave by commenting rather sarcastically, 'I'm not sure what kind of maternity leave they have at @ABCNetwork @GMA.'
Zee gave birth to her second son, Miles Macklin, on February 9, 2018. When the Twitter user made the comment on April 18, she had been absent for around 10 weeks.
At that time, she was expected to make her return on May 7, exactly 12 months after the birth of Macklin, as per Country Living.
Although there were a few Twitter users defending the star, Zee herself took time to post an answer to the criticizer with a few choice words.
C-section maternity leave is 8 weeks minimum (it’s surgery). I am taking the allowed 12 weeks. It is nice and I am grateful for the time with my boys. That said, ask someone in Canada or Europe what they think of our leave time. https://t.co/66bn68mXL8— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) April 18, 2018
I do wish everyone could get at least 8 weeks and better yet 12. I feel grateful but also felt negativity from your tweet. Is there something I can do to help?— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) April 18, 2018
She reminded the Twitter user that women who underwent a C-section surgery were allowed a minimum eight weeks to 12 weeks of maternity leave. So, she had every right to take an extended maternity leave.
Zee further admitted that she was thankful for all the extra time she was getting to spend with her children. She pointed out the negative undertone in the commenter's tweet and suggested her to ask someone in Canada or Europe about the US maternity leave time.
She was trying to draw the commenter's attention to the fact that the US still had stricter policies regarding maternity leave in comparison to Europe or Canada.
Another Twitter user, Maggie M, also chipped in her support for Zee. She commented on the thread that she was fortunate enough to take a two-year leave and spend more time with her babies.