What is it about the internet that makes people think it’s okay to comment on someone’s physical appearance? The latest celeb to be treated as an object and not a person is Chrissy Teigen, whose weight came under fire by a Twitter user on Monday. No surprise, she was able to shake it off and clap back. Don’t come for Chrissy Teigen unless she calls for you.
On April 10, Chrissy and husband John Legend attended the Democratic Issues Conference and were introduced by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The Congresswoman posted a picture with the celebrity couple and instead of people focusing on the trio’s long list of achievements (EGOT winner, bestselling cookbook author, highest-ranking elected woman in the history of the US), one Twitter user posted “Tiegen got fat, holly zhit. [sic]”
It’s ‘holy,’ as in, holy hell, I can’t believe people still think it’s appropriate to comment on another person’s weight.
Four days later, the same Twitter user posted again on the picture’s thread, writing “Fatty Tiegan at it again, attacking Ivanka Trump because she posts photos of her kids. Well, instead of Chubby Tiegan stuffing her face, she needs to realize Ivanka & her kids aren’t illegals. How many illegals have multi millionaire Chubby Tiegan & her husband sponsored? NONE!” Showing no signs of slowing down or of exhibiting any common decency, the Twitter user posted a third tweet, with Teigen deciding it was finally time to clap back.
I hate to say this but…you are not a small person? also I don’t care about my weight sooooo this does not hurt.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 16, 2019
Honestly, we applaud Chrissy for not being bothered by someone else’s opinion of her.
Teigen has previously spoken about learning to love her body at any size, with the mom of two tweeting in March about her ‘new normal,’ which includes weighing 20 pounds more now than she did before giving birth to her son Miles. The model, author, and TV personality was at her thinnest following the birth of her daughter Luna, but revealed that the weight loss was due to her struggle with postpartum depression. So yeah, an extra 20 pounds is way, way better.
And we shouldn’t have to say this, but Teigen looks great at any weight.