Chrissy Teigen Blasts Us Weekly
Chrissy Teigen is blasting Us Weekly for sensationalizing a recent interview.
Teigen spoke with the magazine at a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue event earlier this week, opening up about her appearance in the edition, as well as her pregnancy. While it’s unclear how long the chat lasted, the tabloid seized on one particular quote. The article’s headline reads, “Chrissy Teigen: We’re Hiring a Night Nurse for Baby,” and a tweet similarly says, “Chrissy Teigen tells Us she and John Legend are hiring a night nurse for their baby.”
Since the story was posted on Friday morning, Teigen has been inundated with hateful messages on social media criticizing her for wanting a night nurse, even though the headline and tweet are an over-simplication of what she actually said. Teigen was asked to share good parenting advice she’s received, and responded, “The recommendation of a night nurse! It’s pretty unanimous. Everyone was like, ‘If you can do it, do it.’ So we’re going for it!”
Teigen is now calling Us Weekly out for making her statement come across differently in the headline, particularly since there were many other positive things she discussed in the interview. She tweeted Saturday morning, “@usweekly so I am nice enough to choose to stop and talk to you guys and you use the last of many questions as your headline because you know it will make me look like a poor, uncaring mother and get people talking. Awesome. Doesn’t go unnoticed.”
“[I] literally always make the time to talk to you and am honest and open to your extremely personal questions. No more. I’ve learned,” Teigen continued. She received support from one fan, who pointed out that her stance “doesn’t make you seem uncaring at all. Any mother with the resources to do so would hire as much help as possible!” The mom-to-be wrote back, “Thank you. No one else has replied to that article like that though, trust me.”
Still, Teigen does take some of the responsibility for the response to her remarks, telling a follower, “I am so used to sharing our life that I forget how protective I will be soon. I cannot handle this kind of constant judgement!… I definitely have to make a conscious effort to zip it.”