Chrissy Teigen fires back at social media trolls who criticize her pregnancy diet

Cap'n Pebbles cravings, nightly

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Chrissy Teigen loves food. So much food. Now that she’s pregnant with husband John Legend’s baby, she gets to let loose a little more than usual. Girlfriend has no swimsuit shoots on the horizon, so why the hell not. Chrissy’s always been a major foodie, and now she’s having an unusual (for her) craving because she’s not usually a carbohydrate hound. She’s been craving … Fruity Pebbles … and eating them every dang day. Of course, when she mentioned this on Instagram, people started food shaming her and saying she needed to eat healthier for baby.

Pregnancy cravings are a weird thing. My experience was to have more aversions than cravings. Suddenly, I didn’t enjoy chocolate, ice cream or oatmeal, and Cheez-its became my favorite food in the world. Still, I ate mostly healthy and would have snapped at anyone who told me to lay off on indulgences. Likewise, Chrissy did not take the criticism without a shoutback. She took to her favorite place in the world, Twitter, for a significant rant:

Is this a fitting set of comebacks or too much? Chrissy loves to troll trolls and throw their awful behavior right back into their faces. She’s pretty good at doing this, and pregnancy is such a personal subject. It’s amazing to me that people waste their own time and energy to pick on someone else’s “cravings diet.” Then again, Chrissy attracts some real weirdos online. A few weeks ago, people will telling her she must be having triplets because she has a visible bump. People are so terrible.

Here’s some pictures of Chrissy earlier this week.

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Chrissy Teigen

Photos courtesy of Chrissy Teigen on Instagram & WENN

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  1. GingerCrunch says:

    So much freakin’ effort with the Twitter! Can’t she just go off and enjoy her pregnancy?

    • lesbastardsmiserables says:

      no. Stop. You’re making too much sense.

    • Nicole says:

      You are criticizing her for something that is, literally, part of her job. She needs a social media presence to stay relevant and keep booking gigs.

    • Finally Fr33 says:

      What I don’t understand is if you don’t want comments from strangers, don’t post to strangers. Like PP, go enjoy your pregnancy. She started all this with the infertility struggles and now pregnancy. I usually enjoy/follow pregnancy stories, but I will avoid stories about her if this is what every story will be like.

      • cd3 says:

        Wow, it is really unfair to blame her for the trolls’ comments. It’s her right to post about her pregnancy if she wants to. If I had struggled with infertility for years, I would want to shout about my pregnancy from the roof tops too.

      • Nelly says:

        This. She struggled and is now pregnant. Why are we blaming her for people trolling her? No. She doesn’t do anything slutty, bad, rude to others, etc. she seems like a nice real person. I’m happy for her. Go girl, eat all dem pebbles, rub that belly, be happy with yo damn self! Just please, dress appropriately and don’t complain about being pregnant like your friend who “tried for like so long and like it just like happened and yay but ugh it just sucks to be like so fat and like I’m gross and like I hate like being pregnant!” She’s real. I love her.

    • littlestar says:

      I agree. It’s sad. Why is she bothering to respond to the trolls? She’s seriously reaching Leann Rimes territory here.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        She’s nowhere close to LeAnn Rimes.

      • FLORC says:

        She’s totally in Leann’s territory. Direct contact via social media and actively putting effort into each message with planned responses. It’s becoming a big part of her life and she can’t give it up.

      • DrM says:

        No she isn’t. Leann Rimes is a married dude bonking, first wife blaming, child stealing psycho 😛 Seriously though, Ms Tegan has the right to put whatever she likes on her social media AND the right to respond to chicken sh** keyboard a****les who troll her. When I was pregnant with my second child it was McChicken’s with double mayo and Hawkins Cheesies….all day every day lol. He’s fine btw…

    • Lisa says:

      I just…I don’t find her that pretty! I mean, she has massive cheeks, am I the only one that sees them? Those arent “high cheekbones” those are hardcore chipmunk cheeks!!! Like, practically implant territory!

    • ISO says:

      Haha. My thoughts exactly. Why negatively engage with strangers during a very personal time. it’s just weird. Who cares. BTW I only craved non-toxic clean gmo free organic food during my pregnancy. Whatta what? What a waste of free form cravings. I thought it was supposed to be the junk haven of frozen snickers, etc. Sigh.

  2. EM says:

    If she doesn’t want commentary then she should live a private life and not post everything on Instagram. These whining celebrities annoy the crap out of me. They whine about any feedback they receive yet they instigate it all.

    • kcarp says:

      Ya I am not getting it. Do you need laughs and head pats so much that you take the effort to take a pic and then post on social media?

      I know people that post multiple selfies a day. I think how many pics must they have on their phone if we are seeing 5 new pics a day. It takes at least 5 to get a good one.

      • Charlie says:

        Random strangers were saying she’s a bad mother for eating cereal, after posting a bowl of cereal to her own account. Almost every person on my Facebook and Instagram account does that daily, posting pictures of food they’re eating, that is. Nobody ever gives them crap for what they eat. I’d snap back exactly like she did. People are effing ridiculous. Chrissy is EXTREMELY harmless.

      • Holmes says:

        Kcarp: that’s exactly how it goes. I dated a guy for a hot minute who would post 4-5 selfies a day. He had THOUSANDS of pictures of himself on his phone. Thousands. It was SO strange. Needless to say, I cut him loose fairly quickly.

      • FLORC says:

        But she’s not. She’s made extremely offensive and ignorant posts/comments. She’d be harmless if she wasn’t covered, but she is. Anyone else pulling the same would be attacked without a moments warning.

    • minx says:

      Oh, I know, it’s ridiculous. Don’t post so much personal stuff and don’t read the replies.
      Talk about first world “problems.”

    • lucy2 says:

      I have to agree – her choices are her own, but when you publicize those choices, expect a response.

      • claire says:

        Why’s it a big deal and respond back then when some of the responses are absolutely ridiculous?

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, really. Just shut down social media already. It’s all just ego anyway.

  3. Brunswickstoval says:

    Welcome to being a mum, where every choice you make is up for critiicism. I couldn’t have handled being pregnant and in the public eye. It’s such a hard time without the lens being focused. She looks amazing in the black dress though. Just gorgeous.

    • idsmith says:

      I noticed this phenomenon when I was pregnant and a new mom too, all of a sudden everyone in the world seemed to have a say in everything I did. It was irritating.

      I have to say I CRAVED cereal when I was pregnant and nursing. I never liked cereal much before and have not eaten it for 5 years since, but boy for two years it was cereal ONLY for breakfast. Maybe it was the vitamins they add that I was craving?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Cap’n Crunch – the peanut butter one…. I wanted it breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    • Fluff says:


  4. LadyMTL says:

    I’ve never been pregnant but I already hate it when people side-eye my food choices; I love cheeseburgers, candy, soda…basically anything that’s not good for you, though I do make an effort to limit how much of it I eat. I can only imagine how annoying it must be to have every little thing you do or say picked apart by judgey people.

    Yes, she’s in the public eye and is posting this on Instagram but that does not give anyone the right to shame / yell at / criticize her.

    • jwoolman says:

      Some people get all their exercise jumping to conclusions. They see you drink a soda or eat a donut and they think you’re drinking soda and eating donuts 24/7. No sense that maybe that’s just a small part of your diet. For all they know, it might have been your biannual soda or donut treat.

      • gavin says:

        “Some people get all their exercise jumping to conclusions”. -quote of the day

      • Nikki says:

        I love J WOOLMAN’s first sentence; I’m stealing it! I thought Chrissy’s first reply was pretty funny, but she seemed hot under the collar to follow up with several more. I don’t think she’s asking for sympathy; I think she’s dishin’ it right back, which I guess is her right in media land. My husband is VERY health conscious and VERY Judge-y, and I almost died when we were at a restaurant with friends and he said to his (overweight) oldest childhood friend, “Don’t order soda! It’s terrible for you!” I told him later that adults know the consequences of their choices and have the right to make their own choices, but he kept saying, “but he’s my best friend! he’s going to have a heart attack if he keeps this up!” I told him the guy’s not going to be a friend at all if my husband keeps this up!

    • swack says:

      But she needs to realize that if she puts that out there then she should be prepared to see the criticism coming. I’m not saying it’s right, but there are always going to be critics. I’m not saying she needs to put out there the good things she eats because those will draw criticisms as well. There are always naysayers and you learn after a while to ignore them.

    • Fluff says:

      And of course men can eat whatever they want and not get criticized, regardless of their weight.

  5. Al says:

    I had a CRAZY craving for red Italian ices when I was pregnant with my first. She turned out just fine!

    • swack says:

      With my first I craved watermelon (luckily I had a Sept baby). WIth my third one it was oranges. Didn’t really crave anything with my third. Did I always eat the best? No, because with the first one we had a custard place within walking distance and I justified having whatever I wanted with the fact that we walked there and back! 🙂

    • bellenola says:

      I craved sushi like CRAZY. That’s on the no-no list but I did cave occasionally. Sometimes when my son, who’s 12 now, drives me nuts I think maybe it was the sushi. My bad.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Sometimes I like her and sometimes she bores me. If you post a picture of Fruity Pebbles on public media while you’re pregnant, what do you expect? You SHOULD eat better than that, pregnant or not. I wouldn’t ever have said anything, because I don’t care, but it was 100% predictable that people would criticize her for that. It’s none of their business, but you made it their business. Then she goes on a rant. Just ignore it. Stop setting up these situations then overreacting to them. It’s boring.

    • FLORC says:

      Right GNAT!
      She’s setting this up so she can react to it later.
      No HONK.

    • SloaneY says:

      A few bowls of fruity pebbles are not going to derail your pregnancy nutrition for Pete’s sake. Yes, if she doesn’t want comments she shouldn’t have an Instagram, but why do people feel the need to post vitriol over a bowl of friggin cereal?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I don’t care what she eats. I think people who bother to follow her are nuts. I think who comment on celebrity instagrams are nuts. I think people who care what other people eat are nuts. But they do, they do and they do. She knows that. She knew there would be a Fruity Pebbles backlash. That’s what she wanted. Boring.

    • Betsy says:

      My OBs’ advice in the early weeks is whatever gets you through the nausea.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        That’s not my point. She can swim, sleep, and bathe in Fruity Pebbles for all I care. My point is she knew there would be negative comments and then she acts all shocked and mad. Boring.

      • Betsy says:

        No, I got you. I am responding to the point within your post wherein you said we should eat better than that. I get your main point, but I am responding to part of your post.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      I’m with you. This woman has posted thousands of photos of her personal life online. Having people offer their opinions on what she’s putting out there is only an intended consequence.

    • swack says:

      Should have read yours first. Said the same thing above.

    • Crumpet says:

      I craved cereal like mad when I was pregnant. Cereals are fortified grains – my doctor said it was an extremely healthy snack. And no restrictions on what color the cereal had to be either!

      • Bridget says:

        Sugary cereals, even if fortified, are not a healthy snack. They’re also heavily processed (which is why they’re fortified, because otherwise they’d have almost no nutritional value aside from the sugar content). Not that I’m saying that makes you a bad mother :). This is as an adult that still eats a giant bowl of Cheerios every day!

      • jwoolman says:

        Sometimes you just have to go with your instincts and trust your body rather than the strict diet folk. When some conditions flare up, I actually do better with the “less nutritious” stuff such as white bread instead of whole grain. They aren’t devoid of nutrition, after all. I can’t go too wild with sugar, but junky cereal is certainly a better choice than candy for something sweet when you’re just not in the mood for real fruit. I doubt it’s a great idea for a kid’s breakfast, or while I’m working against a deadline… Sugar can get in the way of thinking processes for me and a lot of kids, although the grain will slow down absorption so it’s not like feeding them a bowl of gumdrops. (mmmm… Gumdrops! Spice gumdrops!) But it probably isn’t bad for night time eating especially, after a full day of eating better food.

      • Bridget says:

        Hey, I’m not saying don’t eat them at all, just that they’re not actually a healthy snack even if they’re fortified. I mean, sometimes people want to eat something sweet, and it’s not particularly realistic to hand them a piece of fruit and say “fruit is plenty sweet, it’s nature’s candy”

      • Crumpet says:

        Define ‘healthy’.

    • Guest1 says:

      GNAT, It’s crazy because you’ve reiterated at least three times that you have no opinion on her eating cereal. You’ve explained that it’s her trolling techniques that are obvious. Yet, people keep responding on the nutrients of cereal. Lol, can you people read?

    • Snowflake says:

      It’s nobody’s business what she eats. I don’t blame her for being pissed.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Then don’t post it on Instagram.

      • FLORC says:

        Chrissy trolls like a pro. She wants reactions and she wants to tell the world these trivial things.
        Things I don’t want others opinions on or for others not to know are things I don’t post to siocial media on open accounts with followers I don’t personally know.

  7. Div says:

    I’m going to say something controversial. While nobody has the right to be harassed on social media, there’s a point when you just have to realize there are a lot of mentally imbalanced people out there with access to the internet and there’s nothing you can do about it as long as twitter refuses to crack down on trolls. Basically, either stop posting every minute detail of your life on social media or ignore it. I think people forget that 5, 10 years ago it was perfectly normal to not post all the details of your life, like pregnancy cravings, for random strangers to see and comment on.

    • celine says:

      Exactly. You don’t want people to comment, don’t post pictures that you know will get the crazies in a tizzy. Ignore or don’t use social media. These celebrities love the attention they create themselves, it’s all part of their world.

    • BunnyBear says:

      I feel like it’s such a crazy part of our culture that we’re expected to post on social media. I have a Facebook and Instagram but I don’t post on them very much and when I do it’s just like cat memes. When I was pregnant and after the birth of my child I didn’t post much either and people were freaking out asking me if something was wrong. Like no, I’m wearing mesh underwear filled with ice packs and enjoying my new born I don’t feel like sharing that with the world yet. People who came to visit us in the hospital took pictures and shared them before I did! It was such a weird experience.

      • Erica_V says:

        A friend of mine recently got engaged and within 15 minutes it was all over FB when someone else posted their congratulations. She hadn’t even been able to reach her Dad to tell him yet!! It’s gross how tactless people are.

      • BunnyBear says:

        That’s awful. It’s such a weird violation.

      • littlestar says:

        I applaud you for not posting photos of your child. When children/teenagers are old enough to understand the ramifications of posting your personal life on the internet, then they can make the decision to do that for themselves. Some people go so overboard posting online about every little thing their kid does, they have given their child’s right to privacy completely away.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I don’t post pics of my kids because it’s up to them if they want their pics out there (they are 14 and 16). Had there been as much social media back when I was a new mom… not sure I would have posted pics of my kids then, either. That said, it seems to me that Chrissy tends to chronicle her life – good, bad, indifferent. It’s what she does. Now, it’s kind of what she’s known for. So let the trolls troll her and let her troll the trolls right back.

        And, as a medical doctor, nothing wrong with giving in to the occasional craving – even sugary ones – as long as it’s not the bulk of your diet.

      • Rylan says:

        This is a little off topic, but still about Facebook. One of my friend’s friends lost her son in a car accident. Before the police could tell her, she seen pictures on Facebook of her son laying face down by the car . The people following behind them seen the accident & posted it on Facebook. I cannot imagine finding out u’ve lost ur child on Facebook & see pictures . I lost my oldest son in a car accident three yrs ago & it was all over facebook . Fortunately back then I wasn’t into Facebook nor was my youngest son. The other 3 survived & posted it just minutes after the accident.

    • Tonka says:

      Exactly. We are NEVER going to convince the entire internet to use their manners. We need to let it go. Let’s deal with the bullying but accept that anything we put online will be viewed and scrutinized by everyone from friend to foe. It’s the wild, wild Internet. You’re not going to tame it. You need to protect yourself and be smarter.

  8. Cran says:

    Love Chrissy Teigen.

  9. Idon'tCare says:

    I think she’s awesome, but I hope social media isn’t causing her unnecessary stress while she’s pregnant. It’s just not worth it.

  10. Shelley says:

    She is so annoying. *aaargh*..but I agree, people need to mind their own business in this case. It’s not as if she is smoking or something.

    • SloaneY says:

      Right? People are reacting like she’s injecting nicotine straight into her womb.

    • dr mantis toboggan says:

      So if she was smoking, you would think it’s ok for people to abuse her?

      • Mrs Odie says:

        Abuse her? No. Say whatever they want on a public figure’s public Twitter account? Absolutely.

        Getting defensive isn’t a good strategy. She should just do what she wants and not read the comments. People like this are usually so insecure at their core, though, they read and re-read every comment they get and obsess and obsess about it. She’s getting the attention she apparently needs. Good for her.

  11. Katie says:

    She does know she doesn’t have to tell the twitterverse everything, right?

    • FLORC says:

      I think she chooses to do it. It plays into the long standing opinion she craves being the center of attention.
      Remember that Justin and Jessica People Mag wedding cover and coverage? Justin had to be the center of it all. Chrissy is the same way from all appearances and actions.

      I think she knows and chooses to do it.

      Side point it’s funny people are defending her by saying it’s nobodies business what she eats when she is going out of her way to post what she eats and then reads all the comments about it. She wants this and you can’t defend someone who is fully aware of their actions.

  12. Meg says:

    People feel the need to tell women what to do all the time. are there as many men magazines as there are women’s giving advice to their readers regarding how to improve their lives? what to wear? how to get what the magazine says they should want? My girlfriends from high school are starting to have kids and they are shocked at the amount of strangers who give them unsolicited advice at target, the grocery store, the post office, the park, work, anywhere they go pretty much. they ask their husbands when they’re alone with the kids do they get told what to do, and they shrug their shoulders not really able to bring to mind any examples if it did happen to them. which leads their wives to think it didn’t happen. I think the underlying message is ‘women don’t know what to do so we have to tell them.’ so patronizing. really its about control over women.

    • Katie says:

      Of course people give rude and unsolicited advice, but should really could stop some of it by not posting all of her business on twitter and inviting people to criticize her.

  13. Sixer says:

    Well, it seems like she’s having fun in her stroppiness, her trolls are having fun in their judgmentalism and we’re having fun sticking in our noses over their fun. So everyone lives happily ever after, right?

    I’m pretty good at some aspects of parenthood. Useless at others. And sometimes what I do as a parent is arguable, depending on perspective, but I think I’m right. So I really can’t be arsed to criticise if another proto-parent eats some shite cereal out of a craving. I got a thing for red meat both times I was pregnant. Ate it for every lunch and every dinner (and, I hate to confess, sometimes for breakfast). So what?

    • Betsy says:

      Too true to your first paragraph!

      And cosign the red meat while pregnant. PROTEIN. Then in my second I developed pica. I have never wanted to eat soap or detergent ever, but oh my god.

      • Sixer says:

        If we were being charitable, we’d call it a virtuous circle of celebrity gossip!

        I would make 20-30 portion beef casseroles and eat a bowlful three or four times a day. No carbs. Only the veg in the stew itself. Just MEAT. Steak, as bloody as you like, for dinner. Every day. Mr Sixer took to calling me Dracula!

        Funnily enough, I did the same thing when I was on chemo. No amount of red meat was too much.

      • Kitten says:

        I developed pica when I was battling my ED and became severely anemic. I wanted to drink Pine Sol and eat rubber cement. It was crazy.

        I LOVE cereal so, so much. It’s one of my favorites things on earth but I haven’t had it in 7 years or so…it has too much sugar and no nutritional value and I made a commitment to myself years ago to use food as nourishment for my body, like the deep-dish pizza and BBQ chicken nachos I had last week…..
        But I digress…my opinion is that pregnant women should be allowed to give into their cravings. People are so damn judgmental…smh..

      • Betsy says:

        @Sixer – when you need protein, you need protein, and building a new human body (plus god knows how much blood and two organs) and rebuilding from chemo certainly qualify!

        @Kitten – It’s so bizarre, isn’t it? I’d never had that before and I did not like craving soap! The pica came on over two weeks; in retrospect I should have mentioned it to my doc, but didn’t.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I was so glad I didn’t develop pica. Instead I had the peanut butter and carb cravings and the red meat thing.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Oh, good grief! The amount of red meat in the form of strip steaks from the farmer’s market I consumed during my twins’ pregnancy (especially second trimester) was ridiculous, but with my first child, the smell of beef cooking sickened me. Cravings are strange, and I think most food cravings (and aversions, for that matter) probably exist for a reason- there’s something in that food that is needed at that particular time. Women should eat what they need while pregnant- and satisfying food cravings is just fine.

      And if you post personal stuff publicly, expect a whole bunch of Mrs. Gladys Kravitzes to respond.

  14. FLORC says:

    Does she always need to stir the pot? Not actively seek out a conflict online? Does she post here? I wonder.. Hey girl!

  15. jwoolman says:

    Have to admit that cereal looks good…. I do like Cap’n Crunch in all his incarnations and I think Pebbles rice cereal is decent also. I keep junky cereal around from sales (better than cookies since it’s non-allergenic for me and a lot of them are wheat-free so I can alternate grains), so I do have the Cap’n somewhere. Will have to look for Pebbles on sale.

  16. lolamd says:

    When I was pregnant, all i wanted were samosas in my first trimester.

  17. Mle428 says:

    Pregnancy cravings are insane. I went from being a super healthy eater to craving mac-n-cheese (only the Velveeta kind) and chicken wings! After that, it was on to tortilla soup. It was 100 degrees in southern California, and I had tortilla soup daily. I’ve had tortilla soup at every restaurant in a 15 mile radius from my house. I know it’s a pregnancy craving when I would beat up an old lady to get to my desired food.

    I’m early in my second trimester, and I’ve noticed that the people who are most likely to comment on my body (“Isn’t it kind of early to have a bump?”), are the people that look very unhealthy themselves. Being pregnant seems to create an open forum for the trolls, both online and in person.

    • Sixer says:

      “I’ve had tortilla soup at every restaurant in a 15 mile radius from my house.”

      This will be my favourite of every single thing I read today. Been there, although not for tortilla soup!

    • Megan says:

      I wish anything sounded appetizing to me…. the only thing I can keep down are Mcdonald’s cheeseburgers and apple cider…

    • Jaded says:

      I crave tortilla soup too but have never been pregnant! I blame it on an early move to Mexico where I embraced all things food-related. What a heavenly cuisine they have, I worship Rick Bayliss for promoting real Mexican food, not that ersatz Tex-Mex gunk.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Tes Mex is great. It has its place. But that place is not to be confused with authentic Mexican food.

  18. iGotNothin says:

    If every celebrity lived their life like Michelle Williams or Paul Rudd…what would this site be about?

  19. Mimz says:

    I think this is just proof that social media is turning us into monsters, who can judge and decide what other people must do and how they must act.
    The other day I saw that Kerry Washington watched Steve Jobs movie and said that Kate Winslet was her “Spirit Animal”. And she got called out for it on twitter for “offending Native Americans”.
    I mean… I’m not saying it’s wrong, but, These days it feels like nobody (especially celebs) can say ANYTHING without being racist/bigot/homophobic/insensitive/stupid/etc etc etc etc etc

    it really is exhausting.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      Mimz , I agree

    • Kitten says:

      Good God it’s all so exhausting isn’t it, Mimz?

      • Mimz says:

        It may be ironic since I’m here on CB every-single-day giving my 2 cents, but hey. I do feel bad for them…. for us. For everyone….

    • SloaneY says:


      Sorry, was that offensive?

    • Alana says:

      You are spot on. Everyone is offended about everything. They would never act like that IRL and probably joke about it but if its posted somewhere people just get offended about the smallest thing. Then you have to give a fake apology because your PR people tell you to etc Pleeease.

      • FLORC says:

        There’s not a thing here i’ve posted I wouldn’t say to someone’s face.

        Some do take it too far. And some thrive on creating conflict or drama.

  20. jugstorecowboy says:

    Dyed tuna! That made me laugh.

  21. Regina Phelange says:

    Now I want fruity pebbles

  22. Tifygodess24 says:

    People would be horrified to see what I eat on the daily if they have a problem with her fruity pebbles! Haha. And I don’t care I’ll eat what I want! It really amazes me how people feel they can just interject their opinions on other people’s choices. Like if this woman wants to eat fruity pebbles and SHARE it – let her. I mean are we really criticizing cereal and her for sharing it? “well she posted it so she should expect backlash” …. Please , PLEASE think about what you are saying. It’s a damn bowl of cereal, she should be able to share whatever she wants without nasty comment. Why are we in a society where we get mad at the person sharing not the person acting a hot mess and attacking her? And not just in this case but all cases. People want to share whatever it is , and that’s their choice but why don’t we have the mentality or push the mentally IF YOU DONT LIKE WHAT IS BEING SHARED KEEP IT TO YOURSELF AND MOVE ON! There is no need to comment just to comment and be an ass especially on something innocent. I’m not saying don’t comment when you see something horrible but good god it’s out of control.

    • vauvert says:

      Tify, I think you are 100% correct. However – I also think she does this on purpose. I mean the oversharing and then the fighting with the trolls. Let me try to explain:-)

      As a species, we are judgemental. We just are and I think we have been since we were talking in grunts in caves. The internet now allows everyone to comment and have an opinion on everyone else, but that can only happen IF we post everything about our lives all the damn time. Now I am neither a fan nor someone who dislikes Chrissy – all I know about her is from this site – she is a model, right? It seems like current models have to be active on social media because their careers are tied to how many followers they have. (I consider that completely idiotic but Madison Ave. decided that it is true… so it must be, LOL.)

      So Chrissy, just like the Klan and a thousand other people whose livelihood apparently depends on numbers of followers on Twitter and Instagram posts whatever strikes her as worth sharing and then makes a point about engaging with her followers/commenters. Nobody forces her to do either of those things, particularly the responding, but that’s just part of her media strategy. As they say, any attention is good attention.

      I think she’s nuts about putting her life out there for everyone to see – really, I couldn’t care less about what cereal she is having. I think the ones following her and commenting on her cereal choices or anything else are nuts too. But then I realize that I am no better coming here to comment daily and that is both the blessing and the curse of being able to go on the net and saying whatever you want. If I enjoy my daily dose of CB, obviously others are enjoying going around telling people what they think of their food choices because the food choices were made public.

      • Tifygodess says:

        Vauvert, oh I agree totally and get that but the point I was trying to make is that someone posting whatever on their personal social media (for whatever reason) doesn’t automatically give someone else permission to be nasty and comment, yet that always seems to be the defense. “Well she shouldn’t post if she doesn’t want nasty comments, oh she should be private then, oh she’s a media whore so she’s looking for it.”… I mean think about how ridiculous that sounds. This is where we have gotten to in society . If she wanted to post all day long or only once a year that’s her choice since it’s her account but it still doesn’t give permission for people to be jerks. Instead of wasting the time on essentially defending the coments these morons make we should be shaming and condemning them. And I can see why she swipes back because it’s in our nature to defend ourselves and sure she may do things on purpose but it was more about the principle for me. I mean Even though I dislike the Ks I don’t jump on their personal media to attack them. Now don’t get me wrong I love to gossip and give my opinion but doing it on a celebrity blog is different than going on their own personal media to attack.

    • Kitten says:

      I agree with you. I don’t really get the social media sharing thing but she seems like someone who is pretty into her Twitter account and she was probably just excited about her bomb cereal combo and wanted to share it with her followers.

      I don’t know much about Teigan but I found her response pretty funny actually.

      • vauvert says:

        I do not by any means condone the trollish responses she got. What a woman eats whether pregnant or not is her business, and her business only. And the appalling lack of manners and the vile language one encounters online makes me despair for humanity.

        Not defending the trolls at all, just to be clear.

        What I am saying though is that anyone who is a public figure at all (or not even a public figure really ) – once you put down an opinion, a photo, anything on social media – be prepared for someone to come along and lambast you. It is not right. It is not fair. It is unbecoming. But it is what happens. Now I personally happen to like that she called them out, and her response was funny, but again in doing that what she is creating is more comments. As long as she is prepared to deal with that, fine.

        Because here is the thing at the end of the day. If no one ever commented on anything on social media, the whole trend would die a very quick death. And the more controversy a post generates, the more buzz around it and I believe someone even a bit media savvy like Chrissy would know that any publicity is good as it raises their profile. (It is insane – to me. But what do I know?)

        And it’s just not human to expect that anything you post will be greeted with affirmations and positive comments. It won’t no matter who you are.

    • Snowflake says:

      Thank you! It is effing annoying. I’ve gained like 30 pounds since I started at my job and there’s one guy that likes to say, are you sure you wanna eat that? Who asked you is what I feel like saying. Idk why every guy thinks it’s my mission in life to be hot for them.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        When he asks that, you should respond with what you just said in your post about your mission!

  23. Kate says:

    She went a little over the top, but people who intrusively take an inappropriate proprietary interest in a pregnant woman’s body deserve to be shamed.

  24. Trillian says:

    She probably didn’t realize that pregnant women are public property. Everyone feels free to touch and comment.

  25. Fd says:

    I had Golden Crisp (sugary puffed rice cereal) for breakfast often when I was pregnant, something I normally would not even buy. I usually don’t even eat breakfast but when I was pregnant I woke up hungry every day and was nauseous if I didn’t eat. And for some reason that was want I wanted. I probably needed the sugar.

  26. meme says:

    She said she was swearing off Twatter during her pregnancy because people were making fun of the size of her bump. That lasted a couple of days. You put your life on social media and some people are going to post negative things about you. It’s the nature of the beast. Twatter isn’t only for nice people.

    • swack says:

      I don’t get the shaming of the bump. Some people get a bump quicker than others. And it’s totally possible she’ll carry the baby completely in the front and if you see her from behind you would not know she is pregnant.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        That’s how I carried my son. From the back, I looked like my normal non-pregnant self, but as soon as I turned around and you got a view from the side, it was all bump. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, it seemed that I started showing and couldn’t wear regular clothes anymore, haha!

    • anon33 says:


      she doesn’t even have a bump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where is the bump in that black dress picture??? because I don’t see it. What a crazy ass world we live in where a not-entirely concave stomach is now a “bump.”

  27. Neha says:

    Oh, whatever Chrissy. The girl LIVES for her Twitter fights and rants. Yes, people are unnecessarily stupid and judgemental but that’s why you don’t post every single thing you do or think on SM.

  28. NeoCleo says:

    I am so sick of people feeling they have the right to spout off about women and their bodies and that seems to go double for pregnant women. Everyone just needs to chill and allow the woman to enjoy her pregnancy. I think she’s delightful and should double down on the Pebbles if she feels like it!

    • SeaBreeezy says:

      I agree. It just floors me how many people, mostly women, who think someone appointed them to judge and tell people what they should or should not do. I honestly don’t have adequate words to covey how much nerve it must take to think it’s any of your business. At all. Ever. The only exception being if you see a child in an abusive situation. And I mean abusive, not just doing things different than you think they should. The volume of people that think all these little details about peoples lives is their business to police, is staggering.

      I have a daughter in law about to have my first grandchild. I told her that no one but a woman and her spouse/significant other has ANY right or place to butt into how you you have your baby, or your wedding. Polite suggestions IF asked for, maybe. A woman and her partner have a right to do those things however they choose. Family and friends saying “you have to do this, and you need one of these” and “you can’t get married that way, you have to have….”

      I craved different things when I was pregnant. Most do. Anyone who really thinks it’s their place to spend time telling people they don’t even know, what they shouldn’t eat… Really. No words. I wonder how insecure a person has to be to spend their time picking apart stuff like that. So that they can feel superior to others? Just don’t get it.

  29. Bridget says:

    Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone’s got one.

  30. kaye says:

    Here’s a thought – set your instagram account to “private” that way only your approved followers will comment.

  31. Rockin Robin says:

    I laughed a, little too hard at her comebacks. Lol.

  32. KelT says:

    If you’re going to have a vice while you’re pregnant, sugary cereal seems pretty harmless.

    But true, don’t post if you don’t want a negative response, especially if you’re going to let others opinions rule you.

  33. QQ says:

    Well well well If it isn’t Chrissy -i’m Cool-I- eat-What I want-but -sexy Teigen, Always doing the Most for the least amount… girdle your loins cause this oversharing followed by a snappy Bitchy comeback will NOT be letting up until this baby is like 3-4 y.o

    • LizzyFizzy says:

      +1. I just find her so annoying. She gets work and is in the public eye because she’s the plastic faced wife of a famous guy, not on her own merits as a model/actress. Without John Legend putting a ring on it, we’d be free of the drama of her cereal bowls, her nipples, and her going out without pants. If God hears prayers, he’d strand Chrissy and Hilaria Baldwin on a phone and internet-free desert island.

    • anon33 says:

      Yeah I don’t get the hype with this broke-down version of khloe kardashian…

  34. Sabrine says:

    There are really only two options. You ignore the trolls and keep posting, or you stay off social media altogether. There is a third option which is to rebuttal the hate comments and cause yourself stress which is probably not good for the baby. If she wants to continue posting, she has to ignore the trolls, not always easy to do. They will always be there. It’s just the nature of the beast.

    • Alana says:

      I think her whole career is based on posting so imagine she can’t stop. I am sure when she posts she thinks it’s something cute but she will get the inevitable backlash. You can post pic of ponies and someone can find something offensive and unacceptable about it

  35. CatJ says:

    Vauvert, that’s exactly what I was going to write, except you were much more eloquent.
    I was just thinking to myself, that if these critics were on their deathbed, or even these celebrities who post everything onto twitter, would they regret that they spent so much time posting such trivial nonsense…… but, then I thought about how much time I am on CB, and have no defense to that. I do enjoy most of the discussions, and the wit of some of the posters, so, I defend my usage, in the name of education!!!

  36. DONNA MARTIN says:

    Ugh in part that’s what you get when you make your life public, unsolicited comments. But at the same time people need to mind their manners, I never really had cravings but when I did I would’ve snapped at anyone who commented. I would never comment unless I was asked for an opinion. It’s not a shot of vodka people need to get off her back.

  37. Lucky Charm says:

    I ate pretty healthy with both of my pregnancies, but I also gave in to my cravings. With my daughter, I craved bacon. I had to have a blt for lunch everyday. With my son, it was pepperoni. I was actually convinced that I was going to give birth to a pepperoni stick instead of a baby. Both babies were healthy and had no problems because of my food cravings, and since those weren’t my main food sources my doctor’s never worried about it. A bowl of Fruity Pebbles and Cap’n Crunch cereal among a daily diet of healthy food is not cause for worry or concern. Certainly not for someone who isn’t her doctor or husband! I craved salty food – bacon and pepperoni! You can’t help what your food cravings are, and as long as everything else you eat is healthy and nutritious, I say go for it.

  38. word says:

    She must love the attention or she wouldn’t still have a twitter. I mean her “career” is not based on social media. She’ll still get modeling gigs. I don’t care what pregnant women eat, it’s their baby. Plus, the American diet is pretty bad anyways, pregnant or not. The only thing I have a problem with are those women who still smoke and drink alcohol when pregnant. I have seen women VERY pregnant and smoking. How is that ok? I know they say the withdrawals are worse for the baby but if you knew you wanted to be a mother, why not stop smoking well ahead of time?

  39. Juluho says:

    To be fair to Christie, women get crazy santicmonious when it comes to parenting and pregnancy whether the object of their ire is a social media star or the PTA mom. It is a huge annoying serious problem.

  40. Juluho says:

    Also, food is the new religion. People get as self righteous about healthy eating and religious nutjobs get self righteous about their religion! Fat is the new sin, food dyes are the new sodomy.

    Seriously people get crazzzzy. We eat very well, highly nutritious food, few processed foods, and it’s still not good enough to certain people.

  41. Bassza says:

    She looks fabulous. I have no real opinion on her, its her pregnancy and she seems happy so thats what matters.

  42. Shasta says:

    So she eats a few bowls of sugary cereal while pregnant. Who gives a shite. Well done her for (humorously) defending herself, because it’s of nobody else’s concern.

    • FLORC says:

      No ones concern? Then why post knwoing the reaction she’d get?
      From past twitter and other Social Media stuff she thrives off of trolling. Too many times to claim she’s just sharing and ignorant to the reaction it could bring.

  43. iheartgossip says:

    I guess NOT posting every breath, potty break, shopping spree, thought – would help. Instead; she posts everything, all the time.

  44. cd3 says:

    I don’t understand comments along the lines of “well she posts about her pregnancy online so she should expect to be / deserves to be trolled.” NO – sorry, but no. That’s like saying if you wear a revealing dress, you should expect to be sexually harassed. I’m not equating the two experiences in gravity, but it’s the same logic.

    • Troof! says:

      I came to comment the exact samesies, THANK YOU for saying this!
      I mean, I get it: I have a fb that I hardly ever use anymoar bc who the F needs to know everydamn thing I do/eat/see/think; BUT it’s fb and I’ll post whatevertheF I want to on it. If it gets negative comments, that’s on them, not me and I put’em on ignore 🙂

  45. Ifusayso says:

    Omfg anyone who faults her for eating fruity pebbles is a complete loser. That being said, now she knows she will get hated on no matter what.

  46. My two cents says:

    Social media has become a place where some post personal information and then many reading thinks that is the door opening for them to critique and judge harshly. They eagerly post the most hateful response they can come up with and then wait impatiently for the next post they can respond negatively to. I just don’t get it.

  47. Veronica says:

    I sometimes think she needs to step away from the Internet, but honestly, I’m so fed up lately with watching pregnant friends get relegated to the role of Uterine Carriage and bombarded with condescending commentary and criticism about pregnancy choices that I’m fine with any woman telling people to f*ck off on the issue.

  48. Sasha says:

    I find her so beautiful. I bet she’s so excited she gets to post about things like cravings when they’ve had difficulties conceiving for so long. I think she has every right to fire back and is actually a good role model for other pregnant women who have been given unsolicited advice. Leave pregnant women alone!

  49. Sarah says:

    If she can’t handle criticism of what she eats, then don’t post about it. And it’s not just celebrities who crave attention even negative.

    I had a friend who kept posting about how she’s chosen to smoke during pregnancy but less then before & then acted all surprised & hurt at the backlash.

    If you’re going to share every second of your life on social media be prepared to hear from people who are sure they know better.

  50. Shaunna says:

    There is so much awareness these days about food dye. Seeing her bowl full of colors was surprising. When I was pregnant, man those cravings were strong. Every morning on my way to work I had to stop for a 7 eleven cherry slurpy. Every single day. BTW she looks so good!!

  51. WendyNerd says:

    People who have been pregnant, please correct me in this because I’m confused. I know you’re supposed to stay away from certain things and stay in moderation, but I’d always heard/read that a lot of pregnancy cravings (and smell/food aversions as well) are signals your body is sending you for what it needs? Like, if you suddenly can’t stomach eggs, it’s because there’s something in it your body doesn’t want/need. And if you’re craving carbs, your body now just really needs more energy to push the baby-making process through? I mean, I know it’s totally possible to overdo things (especially with the whole “eating for two” myth. My sister had twins and even she had her doctor go: “DO NOT EAT FOR TWO! Eat for like, 1 and 3/4.”)

    But there IS a reason your body has you feel certain urges right? Not just crazy hormones? Sort of how I read that women who have their sex drives go up have it happen because their systems want/need them to have extra doses of serotonin?

    That’s what I’ve always heard/read, anyways, and that’s why giving a woman shit for her cravings seriously bothers me (and really most forms of mommy shaming).

  52. Wireless says:

    She’d have no career without the Twitter trolls egging her on. She wasn’t even paid for the SI cover. She’s famous for being indignant on Twitter. Soooo annoying. I don’t see her being serious about cooking either. There aren’t that many recipes on her blog. And when she’s on TV, half the time she’s calling out the trolls, it seems. What a career. I’m tired after reading just three tweets of hers.

  53. benchwarmer says:

    She probably made their day fighting with them, made them feel relevant. People hate being ignored. They’d wonder if she even read their rotten post.