Khloé Kardashian Called Out for Photos in Hospital Bed With Newborn Son

Khloé Kardashian was seen cuddling up with her new son in The Kardashians season 2 premiere on Thursday. Still, some fans were quickly angered by photos of her in a hospital bed with the baby because he was born through a surrogate.

The premiere of season 2 revealed that Kardashian, 38, and her ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson had begun the process of having a second baby via surrogacy prior to the family finding out that Thompson got another woman pregnant.

In the episode, Kardashian was emotional about trying to move past Thompson's affair and instead welcome their new baby boy. In footage taken on her sister Kim's phone, the world got a look at the labor room, where Kardashian stood next to her surrogate as the baby was being born and then took him into her arms.

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Here, Khloé Kardashian is seen on June 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Khloé has been called out by people online for taking photos with her newborn baby in a hospital bed, even though the baby was born through a surrogate. RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Other footage showed Kardashian laying in the hospital bed holding the baby, which angered some viewers. Mumsnet readers and Twitter users alike commented on the photos, claiming that the pictures of her in the hospital bed when she wasn't the one giving birth to her son were wrong.

"Top story on Daily Mail website shows Khloe Kardashian in a hospital bed with her newborn son," said one user on Mumsnet, a discussion site. "Only problem is she used a surrogate. It's bad enough men trying to erase women but when a woman tries to airbrush the birthing mother out of the picture it makes me feel a bit sick."

"I did wonder this when I seen it online—her in bed with baby and thought when was she pregnant!? Then remembered surrogate," another user said. "I'm sure the lady who gave birth will be in a lovely private room herself but still the optics don't come across well."

On Twitter, a similar discussion was being had. One Twitter user wrote, "Something is off with people becoming parents via surrogacy and then taking pictures in a hospital bed with a new born [sic]. It's completely unnecessary. They could have just posted a picture of the baby in it's [sic] bassinet."

"Why was Khloe Kardashian on that bed like she actually did the job???" another user tweeted, posting the pictures of Kardashian and Thompson in the hospital room.

Another tweet, according to the Twitter translation, said, "Here, Khloé Kardashian in her hospital bed pretending to be a new mother after having a child through surrogate motherhood."

Khloé is not the only Kardashian who has had children through surrogacy. Her younger sister Kim had her two youngest, Psalm and Chicago, through a surrogate after she reportedly experienced complications during the birth of her two eldest kids, North and Saint.

Khloé has yet to reveal the name of her new baby boy, who was born in late July. He is Kardashian's second child and Thompson's fourth.

Newsweek reached out to a representative for Kardashian for comment.