Teigen perfectly nails it as the “judgy internet commenter”
Being pregnant can truly suck at times, and good friends who’ve been there and are willing to commiserate are worth their weight in gold. But sometimes, good friends who’ve been there can also make you laugh with a well-placed (jokey) burn, and that’s exactly what Chrissy Teigen had in store for her pregnant friend, model and actress Brooklyn Decker.
Decker shared a photo of her pregnancy-swollen foot on Instagram that would elicit looks of sympathy from basically any mom who’s been there, but when Teigen laid eyes on it, she went for the giggles instead.
“I don’t even know where the leg ends and the foot begins anymore,” Decker laments.
Teigen took to the comments section to faux-shame her buddy, and it’s pretty hilarious.
“Wow gross u need to see a doctor !!!! This isnt normal,” she writes. She even nails the terrible grammar and overuse of exclamation points typical of judgy commenters on the internet (Which, why is that? Do they all take a class in leaving ignorant and preachy remarks online that tells them to use a ton of punctuation?) and follows up with concerns over tuna.
Every pregnant woman gets shit from someone online about her mercury consumption. Because once that bump is visible, everyone is an M.D.. How fun for us.
Teigen then plays the role of Helpful Mom With A Blog and reminds Decker she has expert advice if only she’d visit (and comment !)
Decker deadpans, “link broke” with Teigen later replying that it’s probably due to too much traffic.
And as if out of central casting, another commenter chimes in to shame Teigen for her jokey comments, clearly not grasping that they were, indeed, jokey. “How one woman tells another its ‘gross’ is beyond me. And I’m pretty sure I never ate tuna and swelled like this and worse!”
Oh, internet. Never change.
While this entire exchange is obviously meant to be funny, it’s not hard to see that in playing in her friend’s Instagram comments, Teigen is subtly clapping back at the scores of judgy know-it-alls who have felt the need to weigh in on plenty of her parenting choices including, her use of IVF, the way she holds her baby, and her future fertility plans. The woman gets more unsolicited advice from the perfect parents of the internet than pretty much anyone, so few would blame her for throwing a little well-placed shade when the opportunity presents itself.
As for Decker, we hope she gets her rest along with plenty of funny texts from her funny friend to keep her smiling through the misery of pregnancy.