RADIO and TV personality Caroline Sampson has appealed to Ghanaians to go easy on baby mamas, especially if they do not know their stories.
A ‘baby mama’, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, is the mother of a man's biological child, especially one she is not married to or in a long-term, intimate relationship with the child's father.
According to Caroline, who has an eight-year-old son, everyone wants to insult a baby mama and call her names without even finding out the circumstances that led to her being in that situation.
“I used to worry a lot when I was called names because those commenting did not know the real story as to how I had my child. And it is hurtful for someone to say very bad things about you when you know very well what is being said about you is not the truth,” she said in an interview with Showbiz.
Caroline said before anyone came at a baby mama, they had to first have the right information and also consider if they would be comfortable being at the receiving end of hurtful comments.
“I know some people talk loosely because they see one or two baby mummies doing just anything to take care of themselves and their baby but if you are not in their shoes, you cannot tell them how to walk.
“Everyone has their hustle so people should not attack us because we have kids. Having a child out of wedlock is not the end of the world and we are not lesser women.
"What about those in the church always praying to God to have babies? It’s quite unfortunate some of the men who
impregnate the women have children elsewhere, but they don’t call them born-one,” she stated.
Using herself as an example, Caroline said it would be wrong for anyone to think that she made her money through unacceptable means, explaining that she worked hard to secure a better future for her son.
“There are a lot of single mothers out there who are making it big time on their own to cater for their children. Not all baby mummies are lazy and do anything for money,” she said.
Asked how she controlled the guys trying to win her heart, Caroline, who is the host of Shouts On Y on YFM said men were the least of her worries right now, disclosing that she dedicated about 90 per cent of her time to her work and her family.