Over the weekend, Chrissy Teigen posted a totally relatable parenting pic — only to (not surprisingly) become the target of social media trolls shortly after. But, as usual, Teigen cut the critics down to size in one succinct and kinda hilarious tweet.
On Saturday, Teigen shared a silly snapshot of herself breastfeeding baby Miles and a baby doll at the same time. Apparently, 2-year-old Luna couldn’t let her doll go hungry while her 6-week-old brother had lunch, and Teigen happily acquiesced to her little girl’s cute request.
“Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now,” Teigen joked on Instagram. And, c’mon, what mom wouldn’t laugh at that? The whims of toddlers ensure we’ve all been in a similar situation at some point.
Alas, it would seem at least a few people failed to find the humor in Teigen’s innocent post. One critic, who has since deleted their tweet, wrote, “I think it’s perfectly find for women who breast feed in public. They are doing it because they need to. When you post on social media that you are doing it, it comes across as narcissistic though.”
Never one to sit idly by and not defend herself, Teigen wasted little time responding with an enviably nonchalant and on-point reply. “Nah. Just chillin. Posting daily life like I do with anything else. Cooking, playing with dogs, etc.,” Teigen wrote, adding, “You make feeding a baby big deal because you got weird titty issues.”
Nah. Just chillin. Posting daily life like I do with anything else. Cooking, playing with dogs, etc. You make feeding a baby big deal because you got weird titty issues. https://t.co/XI97r2FXxI
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 8, 2018
Another detractor whined, “Christ in a hand basket. Menstruating, childbirth and sex are natural, too, but that doesn’t mean I want to see pics of it and/or celebrities like @chrissyteigen taking a bath or nursing. We get it.”
Teigen had a rapid-fire response for that, too, telling the hater, “I don’t care to see grainy fireworks, Coachella selfies or infinity pool pics but I let people live. Calm your tits and scroll on by.”
Excuse us for a moment while we catch our breath from laughing. Can we be Chrissy Teigen when we grow up, please? Of course, all joking aside, Teigen makes an excellent point. Breastfeeding — whether it’s done in a mall food court, in the privacy of your home or shared on Instagram — is natural.
By sharing her breastfeeding experience in such a normal, everyday way, Teigen is helping to destigmatize something that shouldn’t be frowned upon in the first place.