Chrissy Teigen is, for so many people, the undisputed Queen of Twitter, thanks to her no-nonsense (and extremely unfiltered) approach to social media. In the past, we’ve seen her leak her own Twitter conversations, hit back at that annoying #relationshipgoals hashtag, and tackle sexist media outlets.
Now she has turned her attentions to anyone and everyone who would dare to criticise a woman for using IVF.
It all began when Teigen shared a screenshot of her outstanding balance for the clinic where she is storing an embryo.
“Damn,” she captioned it, “how’s my embryo gonna be in debt before it’s even born?”
Teigen, much to the delight of her fans, then quipped: “Pay ya rent, embryo.”
However, while it was patently obvious that the update was intended to a) make people laugh, and b) normalise the topic of infertility, some social media users just didn’t get it.
One, confused, took the post to mean that Teigen was pregnant – a rumour which the model was quick to shut down herself before the tabloids could get hold of it.
“No,” she said, “storage as in a freezer, not my uterus.”
Then, very fairly, in our opinion, Teigen added: “Why would I personally charge it rent?”
But, where there was room for some innocent misunderstanding, one particularly ignorant troll decided to crawl out from underneath their bridge and use Teigen’s post as a means of shaming her for her infertility.
“Why would you use an embryo?” they demanded (in a post which has since been deleted). “Could you not conceive naturally?”
Thankfully, Teigen knew exactly what to say.
“Oh wow, I didn’t know you could do that,” wrote Teigen, her post positively dripping with sarcasm. “Would have saved me a ton of money.”
It is not the first time that Teigen has been forced to defend her reproductive choices from awful human beings.
Earlier this year, the model revealed that she and her husband, John Legend, would love to have more children in the future. And, as the embryo she has left for IVF treatments is a male, she knows that she will be diversifying her family with a baby boy.
“Oh my God, a little boy is next for sure,” she told Giuliana Rancic at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, according to People.
It wasn’t long before the trolls caught wind of the comment and came out in force, slamming Teigen for her ‘unnatural’ approach to pregnancy.
did you give it a minute to try naturally or are you avoiding "the act?" At least no political rants!— @cecelia1555 (@cecelia1555) January 30, 2017
One particularly loathsome bully raged: “Did you give it a minute to try naturally or are you avoiding ‘the act?’ At least no political rants!”
Teigen soon shut down the comment, writing: “Hi Linda, thanks for asking, you complete witch. I tried for about nine years.
“Anything else, let me know!”
Teigen already shares a one-year-old daughter, Luna, with Legend – and she has always been open about their struggles to conceive.
In September 2015, she sat down on daytime TV show FABLife and nailed the big problem with people asking their friends and family when they’re going to have a child.
“It's crazy because I can't imagine being that nosy to be like ‘So, when are the kids coming?’ because who knows what somebody is going through. Who knows if somebody is struggling to have children?” she said.
“So, anytime somebody asks me if I'm going to have kids, I'm like, ‘One day, you're going to ask that to the wrong girl who's really struggling and it's going to be really hurtful to them’. And I hate that. I hate it. Stop asking me.”