“I know how hard it can be to forget what regular ol’ bodies look like when everyone looks bonkers amazing”
No-one is using Twitter better than Chrissy Teigen.
This is an empirical fact. We don’t make the rules we are merely obliged to obey them.
Yesterday, Teigen was using the platform to share the hilariously relatable story of her jealousy-fuelled meltdown over husband John Legend’s video clip for his song Green Light. Today, she has posted a series of videos, images and thoughts about body confidence after having two children.
“Mom bod alert!” Teigen captured the video of herself in a swimsuit while holidaying with her family in Bali. (“Mosquito bites are a nice touch,” she added.)
“Instagram is crazy,” she added in a later Tweet. “I think it’s awesome people have killer bodies are are proud to show them off (I really do!!) but I know how hard it can be to forget what (for lack of a better word) regular ol’ bodies look like when everyone looks bonkers amazing.”
Teigen stressed that for her, body confidence is a work in progress, and something she is constantly striving to achieve.
“I’m not quite there yet,” she Tweeted. “I’m still super insecure. I’m just happy that I can make anyone else out there feel better about themselves.”
Body positivity is one of Teigen’s favourite subject on social media, along with Donald Trump and whatever delicious dish she is working on for her cookbooks.
But body positivity goes hand-in-hand with body shaming. Teigen has been shamed for everything from the size of her baby bump to her stomach, cleavage and even cheeks. Teigen has a no-nonsense policy when it comes to body shaming, directly clapping back at any followers giving her grief on social media.
In January 2018, after posting a throwback picture on Instagram to the 2008 Grammy Awards, one commenter said: “Wow so stunning here!! Before the boobies and fillers, so natural and stunning. You both still look great.”
Teigen’s response was perfect. “Boobies and fillers? F*ck off with your backhanded sh*t,” she wrote. “2 babies and 10 years. By, b.”
Never change, Chrissy Teigen.
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