Chrissy Teigen is an internet darling. She’s gorgeous, she’s funny, she’s a good person — and so is her husband.
She’s also a mom to precious baby Luna, and just last week we all learned that Chrissy is pregnant with baby #2! Congrats to her and to John!
But … now Chrissy’s stirred up a bit of outrage over her comments about Luna. Did she go too far?
Just over a year and a half ago, in April of 2016, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their first child: an adorable baby named Luna.
Even during her pregnancy, Chrissy would get mom-shamed over doing things like eating cereal (because the artificial coloring would allegedly hurt her unborn child).
She also tweeted about how spending her 2015 Thanksgiving completely sober was a less than fun experience.
Chrissy Teigen has admitted to drinking too much, though we don’t think that she actually has a problem.
Sometimes, it can be hard to tell with her where the humor ends and the truth begins.
And that extends to her comments under an otherwise innocuous post.
A post about her birthday party.
Chrissy and John, as always, look stunning in this photo.
Chrissy included the caption:
"The best bday party I’ve ever forced anyone to throw me."
"[multiple emojis] Thanks to everyone who came ready w polyester prints, bubblegum cigarettes and 60s-acceptable sexual innuendos."
If you’re not familiar, old-timey innuendo is really funny in a modern context.
"I really love you guys. I feel like a very lucky 32yr old girl for so many reasons."
Remember when people used to call her "mom" on Twitter and she said that it was fine, but reminded people that she’s not actually old enough?
(That trend died down a little after the Ultimate Space Mom, Carrie Fisher, tragically died)
Chrissy’s caption continues:
"Thanks @chefemklein for making one of theeeee best meals I’ve ever had (on both the ground and in the sky), the team at Lip Sync Battle for making my Bingo dreams come true, @panamexperience for truly having the most entertaining crew imaginable," she said.
And she saved the best for last:
"And my husband for indulging me in every way possible."
But here’s where she gets controversial.
"Everything is better with you and Lu."
Okay, technically, the controversial part starts with the next line.
"Well, not everything is better with Lu…"
"Honestly kids can kinda be a buzzkill sometimes."
That’s hard to dispute, right? But it’s what stirred up some self-righteous anger.
"But we won’t tell her and I’ll delete this before she can read."
That is an adorable solution.
While we’re glad that the angry reactions were drowned out by positive reactions (wishes of happy birthday, compliments on her look, etc), we don’t think that he mom-shaming was warranted.
Children can and are buzzkills. They interrupt sex, and their developing brains don’t handle feelings very well and their clumsy squishy bodies don’t cooperate with them very well.
That doesn’t mean that they aren’t lovable or cute or precious or smart. Just that they can be, you know, a major change to your life from what it was like before.
She’s not shaming Luna or whatever, and this is the sort of sentiment that a teenage Luna — who’ll be an older sister — will absolutely share.
So let’s not mom-shame Chrissy Teigen for saying something that’s funny, true, and not actually hurtful.
Also, some of the negative comments were comparing that photo of Luna and John to The Get Out because there were a lot of white people. Don’t do that with real people, folks. Casts of TV shows? Sure. But not real people with real friends.