Model and influencer, Chrissy Teigen, is no stranger to getting mom-shamed online and she’s also no stranger to clapping back at the negative commentary. As a well-known model and mom of two, who is very open with her fans on social media, Teigen has had her fair share of run-ins with mom-shamers over the last four years.
“The comments affect me, of course,” the Lip Sync Battle host told Today Parents. “It’s pretty much everything. Any time I post a picture of them holding ribs or eating sausage. I get a lot of criticism. Vegans and vegetarians are mad and feel that we’re forcing meat upon them at a young age. They freak me out.”
“If they get a glimpse of the car seat there is a lot of buckle talk. Maybe for one half of a second, the strap slipped down. And TV is another big one. We have the TV on a lot in my house. John and I work on television; we love watching television,” she continued.
Model and Mom of 2 Chrissy Teigen Gets Real About How Mom-Shaming Affects Her
And because of the unsolicited shaming, Teigen never shies away from responding to critics with hilariously candid responses. But she also admitted that it’s not always easy dealing with so many negative comments coming her way.
“It’s tough sometimes. You wanna be able to say more,” she told Today. “Sometimes I’m like, ‘I’m not in the right headspace to deal with this, I have two kids, I got other stuff going on. So sometimes I want to say something so badly but it’s not worth it to me and I need my mind to be clear.”
Teigen has been working with the popular diaper brand Pampers on its #SharetheLove campaign, developed after they found 9 out of 10 new moms “worry they aren’t doing a good enough job.” The campaign encourages new moms to share their support of moms everywhere and in every way.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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