Chrissy Teigen calls out stranger who photographed her while she was pumping breast milk

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“You can go f**k yourself if you sell them,” tweeted a furious Chrissy Teigen.

Chrissy Teigen has always made a point of normalising breastfeeding – and recently took to Instagram to share a photo of herself nursing her baby son, Miles, and a plastic doll belonging to her daughter, Luna.

The image was posted on her own terms: she was happy with the shot, she was fully aware of the fact she was being photographed – and had given her express permission to the photographer (which many have assumed was her husband, John Legend).

Essentially, Teigen was fully in control of the situation – which was absolutely not the case when a strange man allegedly took pictures of her while she was pumping breast milk inside of her car.

“Also to the man who took photos into our car as I was topless and pumping you can go f**k yourself if you sell them,” the Lip Sync Battle host wrote in a since-deleted tweet, as reported by Entertainment Tonight.

“If I wanted to show you my salami nipples I’d show you my salami nipples on my own [terms]!”

It is not the first time that Teigen has been photographed without her permission. Earlier this year, she shared a photo of herself and Luna shopping at a supermarket.

The picture (which can be seen above) was grainy – implying it had been taken from some distance – and in it, Teigen could be seen placing a packet of cereal into an overflowing grocery cart, as Luna played with a cucumber.

“I used to assume people who got photographed in grocery stores weren’t really buying stuff they like and were getting paid for something,” she captioned the shot. “However, it turns out the paparazzi actually come inside the grocery store and capture your most intimate grocery cart items.

“This is a travesty!”

Teigen’s point was incredibly clear: while she may leak her own text messages, share snaps of herself breastfeeding, intimate details about her and Legend’s relationship, or snapshots of her stretchmarks, there is a difference between the information she chooses to give away, and the information that other people choose to take away from her without her consent.

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.