Nobody shuts down haters like this woman…
Has anyone thought about bottling Chrissy Teigen’s comebacks and selling them? Or even getting the woman to give us a masterclass on how to shut down bodyshamers, mum-shamers and any other kind of hater we might come across on social media?
Because Teigen has some very serious skills in that arena, nowhere more on display than when the 32-year-old supermodel shut down an Instagram user trying to shame her about her haircut.
“You look beautiful but you should grow your hair long again. Girls with round faces should not have short hair like that,” the user said, in response to an image Teigen shared of herself with a chic, choppy crop on Watch What Happens L!ve with Andy Cohen.
Teigen’s response was epic. “Honestly wow thank you because when I wake up each morning I wonder what @bcnjw would do and then I try to make her happy so this was a mistake on my part,” she deadpanned. The whole exchange was captured by the eagle-eyed Instagram account @commentsbycelebs and immortalised for everyone to see.
Teigen has a refreshingly no-bulls**t policy when it comes to trolls clogging her feeds. The supermodel is unafraid of calling out demeaning comments whenever she sees them, whether on Twitter or Instagram.
At the Emmys last week, after a Twitter user asked if she was pregnant again – “I’m asking this with the utmost respectful [sic],” they wrote – Teigen responded “I just had a baby but thank you for being soooo respectful.”
When Teigen announced that she had been blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter, meanwhile, someone replied that it was “probably the best thing you’ll ever have happen to you… Congrats on peaking.”
Her response? Iconic: “I have a best selling book, great boobs, a family I love, am literally eating pasta on a lake in Italy and I married rich.”
Or what about this, when a troll asked whether Teigen and her husband John Legend had tried conceiving “naturally” before using IVF?
So what unites a Teigen burn? Deadpan delivery, the right amount of sarcasm and being unafraid to engage with haters. If someone is being a “witch”, Teigen is going to call them out on it. When she gets shamed for being a woman existing on the Internet, she’s going to hit back.
Teigen doesn’t avoid confrontation, she marches right up to confrontation’s door and demands that it let her in. We are, as ever, in awe.