Chrissy Teigen, a popular target by the QAnon conspiracy theorists, is being attacked after the tragic loss of her baby
Supermodel, cookbook author, mother, and wife of singer John Legend has been a longtime target of QAnon, a group of far right trolls who have accused her of everything from sex trafficking to pedophilia. No matter what she does, she is the recipient of thousands of nasty tweets from various QAnon accounts. Because people are horrible and have absolutely no decency, Teigen, who is currently mourning the loss of her pregnancy, is now being attacked for that too.
After sharing about the loss of her son, who the couple named Jack, halfway through her pregnancy, most of Teigen’s followers offered love and support.
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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.
However, the QAnon trolls used the death of her child as a reason to spew hate. Comments flooded Teigen’s social media accounts — Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter — accusing the mourning mother of unspeakable things, telling her she was on the receiving end of karma, and accusing her of “sacrificing” the child.
Teigen’s fans quickly started reporting the appalling comments, but just as quickly as they were deleted, others surfaced.
One particularly horrifying comment, asking “DID YOU EAT IT?” with the addition of a skull emoji, had attracted over 3,000 likes as of Friday morning. On Twitter, it wasn’t much better. In fact, it was incredibly disturbing how many “real” people — not just fake trolls — were making vile remarks about her loss.
Even Facebook users with real profiles visible to the public were accusing the model of being a pedophile and deeming her deserving of the death of her child, using QAnon’s #SaveOurChildren or #SaveTheChildren hashtags.
According to Business Insider, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are all doing their part to remove these posts and delete accounts that break any rules. However, as of Friday, many still remained visible on the platforms.
Obviously, this is not okay. Mourning parents deserve support — not hate-fueled rantings accusing them of murdering children. Chrissy and John, we are virtually wrapping our arms around you during this incredibly painful time that no parent should ever have to experience.