Five months after the loss of her son Jack, just 20 weeks after her pregnancy, Chrissy Teigen speaks to critics who accuse her of “using” her painful experience for self-promotion.
On Saturday, Teigen tweeted about watching and enjoying Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s 2008 comedy Baby mom.
“Watch out Baby mom again and Tina and Amy are always such an amazing pairing. They are not here but someone tells them I have a tricycle if they are looking for a menage. ” joked Doughs.
That tweet got one commenter to reply, “I’m so glad you stopped using your terrible miscarriage as a means to further yourself.” An enthusiastic tweeter, Teigen soon answered with a simple “Anything you like Katie.”
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The cookbook author, who shares daughter Luna and son Miles with husband John Legend, has had support from other members of the Hollywood community. Actress Patricia Arquette called the comment “intentionally cruel and ignorant” while earlier The good place Star Jameela Jamil pushed, “Delete that.”
“Disgusting,” added the writer and political commentator SE Cupp. “In this country there is a moral crisis of people getting out by hurting other people they will never meet. We need to rediscover our empathy.”
Several Twitter users, who also suffered a traumatic loss, responded, thanking Teigen for speaking so openly about their experience and letting them know how it helped them.
“I doubt you will see that, but I want to thank you for speaking out. I lost a baby in June and you and your contributions helped me,” read one comment. “I’m pregnant again now (at 40! Oops!) And I hope every day that everything will work out this time. Thank you for supporting me and others.”
“So many of us were there, Chrissy,” read Another. “Thank you for talking about miscarriages. Mine wasn’t nearly as far as yours, but it was heartbreaking in its own way and I love your talking about it. Thank you very much!”
“What the hell is wrong with people? Some of us, as someone who has experienced a pregnancy loss, have valued your openness and honesty. Every time someone talks to a platform about a difficult topic, it makes it a lot easier for the rest from us “ wrote Leave a Comment.
“Your honesty about your miscarriage did more good than you will ever know,” said another fan divided. “Be true to yourself and your voice.”
Teigen has been open about her grief since she lost her third child on September 30 after a partial placenta disruption that did not heal from bed rest, hospitalization and blood transfusions. Despite her adversity, she recently announced that the experience made her a “better person”.
“It seems like a long time ago,” said Teigen The Ellen DeGeneres Show Yahoo Life previously reported earlier this month. “Of course everything was so blurry and when I think back to it now, I’m still in therapy and I still sort of deal with it.”
She went on to say that she “grew up in a house that is very open to loss” and that this gives her a strong perspective on the situation. “It was a really transformative thing for me,” said Teigen. “In a way [Jack] really saved me because I don’t think I would have discovered therapy and then sobriety and this way of feeling really good and feeling like a new person. “
Teigen previously referred to those who criticized her decision to share intimate details about her pregnancy loss, including photos of her in the hospital, in a personal essay for Medium published a month after the loss of Jack.
“I can’t express how little I care that you hate the photos,” she wrote. “How little I care that it’s something you didn’t do. I lived it, I chose it, and most importantly, these photos are not intended for anyone except the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like. These photos are only for the people who need them. I don’t care about the thoughts of others. “
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