Last week, model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend revealed that they are expecting a girl. Teigen is notorious for silencing critics of all kinds, and she was forced to once again when a Twitter user sent a rather pearl-clutchy tweet about Teigen’s marital status and impending baby.
The tweet read, “@CNN @chrissyteigen @johnlegend doesn’t anyone get married anymore before starting a family? #marriage #responsibility #love #family #baby”
It’s a totally stupid tweet regardless of Teigen’s marital status, but she and her husband have been married since 2013. So it’s not just judgmental and idiotic — it’s also wrong. Teigen, always quick on her feet, responded with this:
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 24, 2015
Yup, that’s her middle finger next to her gigantic rock of a wedding ring. If you think you’re entitled to comment on other people’s life choices in a judgmental, holier-than-thou way… you deserve the finger. You really do.
Concern-trolling other people’s relationship choices is ridiculous. Teigen and Legend are married, but even if they weren’t, you don’t have to be married to have a “#family” or “#responsibility.” Maybe this Twitter user has been frozen in ice for several decades. Not sure what other explanation there is for truly believing a marriage certificate makes you any more ready than anyone else to have a child.
Chrissy Teigen always comes across as authentic and she’s not afraid to silence critics, which is refreshing as hell. Before she announced her pregnancy, she reminded people why you should never ask a woman why she doesn’t have kids — because you never know what kind of fertility struggles she’s going through. When people starting commenting on the size of her growing bump, she reminded them to “please stop.” When people started shaming her for eating sugary cereal while pregnant, she responded with “If you wanna give me unsolicited baby advice on the damn cereal I eat, you better unlock your profile so I can see your perfection.”
Sometimes the “high road” isn’t the best road. Sometimes you really need to put someone in their place. Good for Teigen and her middle finger. It’s a nice reminder that just because a thought pops into your head, doesn’t mean you have to release it into the world. Especially when it’s a judgmental (and factually wrong) load of crap.