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IHOP's Mother's Day pancakes in the womb tweet sparks firestorm

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Posted at 2:28 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 17:28:35-04

(ABC NEWS) — The International House of Pancakes is experiencing some backlash over a Mother's Day tweet.

On Sunday, to celebrate the occasion, the pancake chain posted a photo of a fake sonogram featuring a large stack of pancakes topped with butter instead of a fetus.

If you have pancakes in your tum tum, does that make you a pancake mum mum? Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the moms out there!

"If you have pancakes in your tum tum, does that make you a pancake mum mum?" the post read. "Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the moms out there!"

The post, which garnered 1,126 retweets and around 6,300 likes by Monday morning, drew ire in the form of memes, gifs and critical replies from several dozen Twitter users.

A spokesperson for IHOP did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.