You would think, of all things, Chrissy Teigen’s IVF would be off topic for criticism on Twitter. But since, well, Twitter is Twitter and trolls love to come for the model, she received some pretty nasty comments today about the way she chooses to have a baby. Yes, really. Apparently, nothing is off limits. Here’s a little backstory.
After being superhonest about her struggles with infertility for the last few years, Teigen had IVF, which resulted in her giving birth to daughter Luna, with husband John Legend, back in April 2016. Early that February, a pregnant Teigen told People that the couple chose to have a girl because she was “most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.” They picked the sex of their baby, most likely, with Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), which isn’t as crazy or rare as it might sound (though it can be expensive). “I picked the girl from her little embryo,” she then told the magazine.
Flash forward to last night’s SAG awards, where Teigen let it slip to Giuliana Rancic that “a little boy is next,” according to People. That prompted many to think she was pregnant. This afternoon, she cleared up the rumors and explained what she meant. “Since this is coming up again, I said our next baby would be a boy because that is the embryo we have left. A boy. So. Yeah,” she tweeted.
It’s rare for a celebrity to be so honest, which is why most people told Teigen how much they appreciate her candor. One troll, however, criticized Chrissy Teigen’s IVF and her baby-making methods as a whole. “[D]id you give it a minute to try naturally or are you avoiding “the act?” At least no political rants!” wrote a user whose bio says she’s a “teacher who should have become a lawyer.”
There are so many issues with this comment. Aside from the fact that it’s really rude to question how someone chooses to bring a baby into this world, infertility is a really difficult thing that many, many women go through—not just celebrities. It’s not talked about enough, which is why there’s a lot of shame around it. Teigen is helping to rid some of that shame by being outspoken about her troubles. So for someone to imply she didn’t “try” long enough, or do it “naturally,” is just plain old mean. But don’t worry—she made sure to shut this down. “Hi Linda, thanks for asking, you complete witch. I tried for about 9 years. Anything else, let me know!” Teigen wrote.
There’s something so genius about the way Teigen responds to haters on Twitter, like when she shut down comments about her pubic hair back in November 2016. She doesn’t bully the person, like attack who they are or what they look like, but instead show them how ridiculous their argument is. Okay, and maybe call them a “witch.” Well, unless you’re Donald Trump.
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