Chrissy Teigen Slams Fat-Shaming Instagram Commenters: "F--k You"
Don't step to Chrissy Teigen! The Sports Illustrated model, 28, spoke out via Twitter on Thursday, April 24, after she took issue with comments on her Instagram photos.
John Legend's wife posted a four-shot photo of herself at MTV's upfront presentation in a white spaghetti-strap crop top and a high-waisted skirt. She captioned the photo, "Spent all day at MTV upfronts! Currently delirious and heading to Thailand tonight. What in the s--t. What is life. Ball is life."
The stunning cover star received comments telling her she had put on weight and calling her fat—words Teigen did not take lightly.
Known for her outspoken social media presence, Teigen took to Twitter to comment on the hurtful words. She also posted a screenshot of a some of the comments, including one reading, "Putting on that weight momma" and another saying, "You gained weight?"
"Honestly f--k you all," the model tweeted. "Why do I even open anything up to you?"
"In what other real life situation would you walk up to someone and tell them they're fat or gained weight?" Teigen continued. "Seriously you are POS. I don't know why I am always surprised when you let me down. I gotta get used to this s--t. It's amazing to me that I am told to get over the a--holes but the a--holes are never told to stop being pieces of s--t."
"Anyhow over and out," she finished.
Teigen is hardly the first celebrity to stand up for herself against those who fat-shame. In December 2013, Jennifer Lawrence questioned in an interview with Barbara Walters, "Why is humiliating people funny?" She went on to add, "I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV."
Alyssa Milano, who was targeted for her weight after the birth of her child in August 2011, said in January, "I think it's an interesting statement about where we are socially that people feel that they can sort of rip a woman's body apart after having a baby. I don't think it's fair."