Chrissy Teigen to body shamers: ‘you’re all kind, flawless beauties’

Chrissy Teigen, who looked stunning at the Grammys on Monday, excitedly promoted her inclusion in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, only to get into yet another online squabble with her haters. Her photo, taken in Zanzibar, shows Chrissy in a wisp of fabric that SI wants you to believe is a bikini bottom (it’s actually body paint) and nothing else but a smile. Chrissy, understandably, was excited that this year’s appearance in the magazine is her seventh, and proudly posted the pic to her Instagram.

As usual, the trollery ensued in the comments, with anonymous haters critiquing her body. Us Magazine found a few choice comments including “I don’t know where these supermodels have their uterus” and “With those hips I guarantee she has a [cesarean section].” And, “She’s pretty, but has a very funny shape.” (That last one isn’t so terrible, but it was kind of unnecessary.)

So excited to announce my 7th appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition – I had to count that a million times before I believed it! My @si_swimsuit family, I love you! There is nothing like being a part of this brand and this issue. My shoot was in beautiful Zanzibar and shot by the incomparable @ruvenafanador, who is just as wonderful, kind, serene and lovely as everyone has ever told me. He thinks about every little aspect of a photo, every detail. HMU by @peterbutlerhair and @joannegair I LOVE you and am so lucky you allow me to be in your chairs! @mj_day and @darciebaum and @ja_neyney @hillarydrezner and @karencarpk – you are my family. I am proud to be in the issue but SO proud of all the work you guys put into this every single year. I just love you all. Jesus this is dramatic I know! And to all my fellow @si_swimsuit girls, congrats on a beautiful issue!!! I will see you this week in MIAMI!!!! I can't wait to kiss all your beautiful faces!

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Chrissy, who is no stranger to dealing with haters then posted another photo from the shoot with the caption, “The @si_swimsuit edition is on stands tooooo-day! (Shoutout to everyone dissecting every little part of my bod in the last comment thread, you’re all really wonderful, kind, flawless beauties – I can tell from your pages!!”

Chrissy. GIRL. I know these commenters are annoying, but poking the bear isn’t necessary. You are a model, you love burritos (this fact alone makes you aces in my book) and you’re married to a man with a golden voice. Oh, and you’re having a baby girl (who will probably be adorable) later this year. Of course you’re going to have haters. Be like a duck, let the nasty comments roll off your back. I can’t blame her though and she shut those idiots down quickly.

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  1. dbahr says:

    I get the impression she is the sort of person who saw the Cool Girl monologue in Gone Girl as something to aspire to.

    • INeedANap says:

      Eh I used to think so, but I’ve been following her twitter long enough that I think it’s about 75% legit, 25% exaggeration for the public.

    • Susan says:

      Agreed. I think when you put yourself out there on social media the way she does (or are just a celebrity), this kind of stuff is going to happen. I’m not saying I agree with the haters….but she does seem to engage with them when IMO that is exactly what they are seeking. Validation! Chrissy responded to my crude comment! I’m a winner!

      • minx says:

        Live by Twitter, die by Twitter. She shouldn’t over share or engage with people if it is so upsetting. Just live your life!

  2. BengalCat2000 says:

    I would LOVE to see those commenters wearing a bikini…”she’s pretty but has a very funny shape” …WTF?!

    • noway says:

      I know, this is why I always say beauty is very subjective, because if that is a funny shape I want a funny shape now!!!!!

    • Sabrine says:

      She should ignore the haters. They’re looking for attention and they must be thrilled when she replies to one of their baiting and jealous comments, which probably spurs them on to send more.

    • nikko says:

      I like that body paint down in that area. I would love to have something like that, Just imagine!!

  3. Snowflake says:

    She is hot! Hate that sports illustrated is soft core porn though.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      I have to admit, I look at it every year just for the body paint section (they always have one). I’m just amazed at the artistry of it, the talent to make it look so much like fabric. Sometimes the body-painted women actually appear to be more covered-up than the ones wearing actual suits! They never look naked. I couldn’t give a rip about the rest of the issue and am vaguely annoyed that it is even a thing.

      • Shambles says:

        ITA, I think the body painting is amazing. I feel like, if you wanted to, you could look at it as a celebration of the innate artistry of the female form. Also, I sometimes read this issue as a way to go swimsuit shopping, because some of the suits really are beautiful.

    • Jib says:

      Really. They shouldn’t call it the Swimsuit Edition, they should call it the Porn Edition. That last year’s cover with Jeter’s girlfriend on the cover was sold in supermarkets blew me away!!! You saw almost everything in front. It was gross. I don’t want to look at some woman’s pudendum when I’m checking out at Shop Rite and if I had young kids still, I would have complained to the supermarket manager.

  4. Alex says:

    The comments she gets on a daily basis is appalling though. So I don’t mind that she calls people out every once in a while. She’s either too skinny or too fat (yes fat while pregnant can you imagine?!). It never ends for trolls

    • Mimz says:

      Yes the hate is real everywhere… “Funny face”, “I hate your husband”, “weird teeth”, “why are you a model”, “too skinny”, “too fat”, “you’ll have twins”, “you can’t eat cereal”, “you shouldn’t do anything”

      People are so mean and she has a short fuse and sometimes her answers are terrible, but like I say, I could not deal with all of this… I could never be a celebrity and read people tear me down at all times. Besides, girl is pregnant and probably with millions of insecurities with her body, reading mean stuff must be the icing on top. And then having to be PC and ignore everything? … I can’t imagine…

      • ladysussex says:

        ITA with you Mimz, people can be so vicious and judgmental when they think they are shrouded in some form of anonymity (or at least not having to say the things directly to someone’s face). HOWEVER, you and I are probably not putting every single thing out there like Chrissy does. You don’t want people to have an opinion on what you’re eating? Don’t tweet and instagram every single thing you eat! Don’t want to get constant criticism on your naked body? Don’t post pictures of it.

      • Alex says:

        Why should she stop living and posting what she wants? She’s not the problem they are. If they are SO bothered by her they don’t have to follow her. I’m certainly not in the camp of “well they should stop posting or doing ____”. If she didn’t that she would have to stop leaving the damn house because she can’t post a picture with her husband without getting crap for it

      • Locke Lamora says:

        She shouldn’t stop posting, but she should stop being all butthurt and respond to them.

    • Kitten says:

      ITA. She looks gorgeous.

    • Kosmos says:

      Good for her! She’s okay with me. I don’t care for the half nude shots, which are kind of porn-ish, but otherwise, I think she’s classy and beautiful, what’s not to like, except if you’re a jealous hater! I love them as a couple and she seems like a very nice, genuine person. She has amazing looks, a great job and she’s a great cook, too. John is amazing, too, so I hope they are together for a very long time.

  5. AmandaPanda says:

    Meh. Her career is exploiting her body. Presumably she makes money because a significant number of people like it. Why is it body shaming for people to say they don’t?

    • V4Real says:

      That makes a lot of sense. She does make a living off exposing her body so of course she’s going to get critique. But there are better ways to say it.
      On a slightly different note her bolt ons are too big for her tiny frame. She constantly have them hanging out on Celebrity Lip Sync Battle.

    • Josefina says:

      While I know for a fact a lot of people are just trolling and fat-shaming, I agree. Just like musicians are criticized for their music and directors for their movies, models are criticized for their looks. I like Chrissy though.

  6. Falula says:

    I don’t mind this. It’s better than calling out commenters/trolls by name and getting into back and forth spats that just give them more ammunition and recognition.

    Although I saw Jessica Williams do just that on Instagram the other day after a troll called her a racist b*tch and I loved that, too. Maybe I’m a drama queen?!

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m not sure who is more vapid and wasteful of their time – her for posting these narcissistic photos and being SO SO EXCITED, them for following her Instagram then making hateful comments, her for responding to those idiots, or me for writing this. We should all go work in a soup kitchen or sit in a corner and rethink what’s important in life. Barf.

    • Mimz says:

      For once, GNAT, I’ll have to disagree. I follow a bunch of models on IG and Chrissy is by far.. far. one of the girls who rarely posts narcissistic photos such as the ones above. I’m sure she posts when she needs to promote the work – which she is probably expected to – and sometimes (especially before being pregnant) posted those freethenipple type of pics, but she mostly posts food, her dogs and her husband’s pics on there. So in this instance, I’ll disagree.
      I do agree that we should all go work in a soup kitchen and better ourselves haha. I should be working :(

      It’s 2:49pm here.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Love you to bits, and you disagree with me whenever you like. I find her very shallow and smug, but you “know” her better than I do, so maybe I’ll give her another chance.

      • Mimz says:

        Love you too GnaT! But hey I get what you mean. I follow Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and a they always are posting super sexy bikini pics with “amazing” quotes like “Live your life to the fullest” and it’s seriously eye-roll-inducing, “Relaxing at the beach” – while looking like an unreal Photoshopped mermaid. Either that or VS lingerie or naked shoots. But Chrissy has boobs sometimes (not now because she says they’re unbearably huge and unmanageable), a bunch of food, some work pictures like these, her husband and her adorable adorable dogs. Which makes her more tolerable and likable to me.

        ETA: But I also think she’s annoying and smug sometimes, and irritating. So I see that too. ;)

    • SugarQuill says:

      Agree with Mimz here.

      And that whole argument about how people should not be happy or excited about something (or, conversely, not complain or be bothered about something) deemed insignificant and vapid by somebody else because there are people out there who have it worse is lazy at best and hypocritical at worst. We’re all here day after day, aren’t we? Not at a soup kitchen and not making the world a better place 24/7.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        It was a joke. Try getting a sense of humor in life. You might find it helpful. And thanks for calling me a lazy hypocrite. I really like you so far.

      • SugarQuill says:

        Not sure that it has anything to do with my perceived lack of humour since you again called Chrissy shallow (and smug) in the comment above mine. But maybe that’s just another knee-slapper that flew right over my head.

        And I certainly didn’t call anyone a lazy hypocrite. I called the argument (which I’ve seen made around here tons of times, so this wasn’t meant to single you out) lazy and hypocritical. Such arguments happen to hard-working and authentic people, too, you know? Reading comprehension, it’s a thing.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Really. Try it. Lighten up. Take a breath. Don’t take yourself quite so seriously. And really, this fan-girl thing with “Chrissy?” I’d let that go, too. Your choice, of course. And thanks for saying I can’t understand what I read. I like you all the more now. You’re so much fun.

      • Jib says:

        @ SugarQuill,
        How do you know what we do when we aren’t here? I have run a dog rescue for 9 years, and spent most of my time and all of my $$ on it. It I want to criticize some model for being all excited about being almost naked on the cover of a magazine that commodifies women’s bodies, I have every right to do so. And you are free to disagree and enjoy the commodification of women.

      • rosie says:

        @SUGARQUILL I agree with your comment about Chrissy. I also get you were calling the argument lazy and hypocritical not a person. I like you and hope you comment again.

      • Conga says:

        Seriously so much personalizing and passive aggressive jabs here. It is about points and ideas, not about ‘not liking’ a stranger on the interwebs. So much burn, lol.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Well said, GNAT.

    • Crumpet says:

      I feel you GNAT. I feel you.

    • Luxe says:

      The soup kitchen joke made me chuckle.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t understand why any celebrity ever reads the comments.

    • Fallon says:

      I would never be able to!

    • Kate says:

      They read the comments because they need validation. Putting their tweets and pictures out in a vacuum doesn’t achieve anything for them. They NEED to know that people saw it and that people adore them.

    • ladysussex says:

      what Kate said exactly! They are desperate for the attention and validation. When everyone isn’t making comments of adoration they get very, very upset. Because how dare someone not adore them!

    • perplexed says:

      Yeah, I don’t get it either. Is it possible to disable the comments on Instagram? That’s what I’d do.

      I guess she has to post the picture in order to promote the publication, but I’d try to find a way to disable the comments. Out of a billion people looking at the pics, there’s bout to be some negative commentary (though I’d feel uncomfortable telling someone to their face that their body looks funny to me).

  9. Katie says:

    That’s comment was completely over the edge. Social media has destroyed any sense of privacy and manners.
    Granted, when you are constantly putting yourself out there, then you do open the door. But trolls are horrid. Exercise some restraint, all of you!

  10. ds says:

    I don’t understand how a woman this pretty would be body shammed. Any woman actually. I just don’t get it.

    • tracking says:

      It’s true. The pics are gorgeous and people are jerks.

    • INeedANap says:

      It actually kind of makes me feel better about my own body. No matter what I look like someone is going to think I’m hideous, so why worry? :)

    • Pinky says:

      You are woman? You get slammed, hard, in the body. By everyone. It’s the nature of our culture. Tear down to build yourself up, and also the sheer magnitude of the sexism. And as on the gay Oscar winner thread, lots of self hate to doll out.


  11. censored says:

    Sorry If I cant find it in my heart to have any sympathy for her , this is the same woman who bullied a child on social media (somethings are just off limits ) when the Onion called then 7 yr old actress Quvenzhané Wallis a c *nt she chimed in on twitter to mock her
    Also she made some snide remarks about other women who announced their pregnancy on social media (we later discovered that she was having difficulty getting pregnant which was just plain sour grapes as she did the same thing when she finally got pregnant )
    She is a grade A troll who can dish it out but cant take it

    • V4Real says:

      Wow. I did not know that. This makes me like her less; not that I cared much for her in the first place.

      Celebrities love the glorification they get from the public. They love hearing they’re so beautiful, talented and awesome. They love the compliments but they should know that it’s not always going to be peaches and cream. There are people out there who don’t find you attractive, or talented or awesome. If a person is allowed to say a particular celeb is so beautiful why one can’tsay I don’t think she’s pretty. They love the admiration but hate the disapproval.

  12. shewolf says:

    Im no puritan and I love this woman, but if you’re going to get paid to stand around naked… your body will be critiqued. It’s hypocritical and not fair but it’s just an ugly part of reality.

  13. Crumpet says:

    My sister and her husband have both admitted they find it “funny” to troll people from time to time. Trolling has been going on as long as the internet, and I’m surprised we haven’t learned more about how to deal with them. Hitting the ignore button really does work. I’m sure Chrissy’s trolls will be delighted to see that they got an entire Celebitchy post all about them, and she will probably garner some new trolls who didn’t realize what fun bait she is until now.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Did they say why they think it’s funny? I don’t really get it. I mean, I get all of these ridiculous things on Facebook like “type Amen if you love Jesus. Ignore if you don’t care that He died for you” and that sort of thing, and every now and then I snap and post something like “seriously?? That’s how you determine the depth of someone’s faith??” And I know I will be crucified (pun intended) but I don’t care. I guess that’s trolling. But I’d never say something critical about someone’s body or child or anything. Do they just think it’s funny to cause an uproar?

      • ladysussex says:

        LOL GNAT! I can’t stand those manipulative FB posts and often make up my own like “If you think this puppy is cute then click ‘share’ but if you think all puppies should be murdered then just keep on scrollin’ ” Alas, nobody gets my sense of humor.

      • Kitten says:

        This American Life recently did a podcast about trolling that I found very enlightening. A Jezebel writer talked about one particular troll who actually created an account under the name of her father, who had just passed away. It was truly awful to hear about how much sh*t some writers get. This particular dude ended up apologizing to her and letting her interview him about what motivated him to go so far. Basically, he was an overweight miserable and lonely man who couldn’t stand the fact that this Jezebel writer was embracing her plus-sized body in a positive way. It just galled him that she possessed the confidence and self-respect that he did not.

        Sorry for that long I would assume most trolls are similar to this guy. People who are secure and happy with their lives don’t do sh*t like that.

        ETA: That podcast made me really feel for our bloggers here, since apparently it’s just an accepted hazard for internet writers to get barraged with emails and comments from people saying stuff like “just kill yourself” and “you’re worthless and fat” etc etc. You have to be pretty strong to deal with that crap. I’d probably go home and cry every night.

  14. SloaneY says:

    I really don’t understand why they even call it the swimsuit issue. I don’t think I’ve seen one pic where someone is wearing a whole suit. Why don’t they just call it the naked ladies for the spank bank edition?

  15. Katie says:

    Those pics in the magazine come with Sports Illustrated model territory I suppose, but I really think she should stop talking about her personal life and putting pics on internet social media constantly. I just don’t think it’s wise, esp. being famous. She’s young still, but I’d be surprised if John hasn’t said something to her about it. Nobody’s figure is flawless, but she’s a very pretty lady and fit!

    • Mimz says:

      yeah but you know, even on this post people are like, if you don’t want criticism don’t post about your food, or your body, or your husband, or dogs, and then what should she do, post pics of her face only? then they’d call her narcissistic and who knows what else. Trolls will be trolls, and asking someone to simply not have an instagram page and social media is not fair, if we all use it freely anyway. People should be held accountable for their crap.
      In Brazil now, Black actresses are being shamed online and called all sorts of despicable things. They are reporting it to the police. Should they have only dealt with it, or stop posting their pictures? Or should they report it to the police?

      • SugarQuill says:

        “People should be held accountable for their crap.”

        This so much. And the whole idea that people should simply not post anything about themselves ever, which is not likely to happen in this day and age, in order to avoid criticism sounds a lot like the tired argument being trotted out every time a celebrity’s nude pictures are leaked. I thought that we had all agreed to do away with that nonsense (at least I hope so). This sort of thing gives a pass to the people that are doing the online trolling, shaming, insulting and minimises their actions by putting the blame on the other person.

      • Katie says:

        I know what you’re saying….but posting just about everything about yourself almost everyday? You shouldn’t give up social media entirely but there is such a thing as balance and discretion. And I guess I’m of the thought that you don’t have pictures taken of yourself that you won’t want your grand-kids to see. Sometimes you don’t realize this until afterwards thought.

      • Jib says:

        How about not posting body pics?? Is that all she has to offer? Really?

        How sad.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Mimz and Sugarquill, I agree with everything you said.
        @Jib: Just because person does something doesn’t mean it’s all they have to offer. From what people are saying here, she doesn’t just post body pics anyway.

  16. Tiffany says:

    I remember an interview she did a couple of years ago, she said that while she has been pounding the payment for years, her marriage to Legend has helped and she is taking advantage.

    That is the kind of self awareness one can appreciate. I like her.

    • Katie says:

      Yeah, but she should seriously chill on the whole internet thing. She doesn’t need to get upset during her pregnancy considering her past physical issues.

      • Mimz says:

        If she bottled up the anger would probably be more damaging, than actually clapping back (and this wasn’t even that), and call it a day.

  17. Grant says:

    Love everything about her. She can do no wrong in my book.

    • Wentworth Miller says:

      I first came to “know” Chrissy a couple years ago. She was backstage at some show and she tweeted about how Beyonce was set to perform and her entire crew pushed past Chrissy, almost knocking her down and not one person said sorry or excuse me. I don’t know if Beyonce herself was apart of that.
      She went on to say that her husband was going to be upset with her for the tweet, because he’s friends with alot of those people but she felt that being a celebrity wasn’t a pass to be rude.
      That was the first time she crossed my radar, because I thought that was the craziest sh*+. You never ever hear those Hollywood types say things like that.
      I don’t know. She seems cool, to me. She reminds me of Rihanna in the way they respond to people trying to come at them.

  18. QQ says:

    A) If I had her kind of money and life you’d have to PAY ME to GAF about what other people say

    B) This is why I can’t with Her, she stays humblebraggy but then salty when people don’t give her the attention that her Cool Girl Self ( You know I’m sexy but relatable but drink like a cossack and cuss like a sailor but sexy, cause I looovvvee donuts FrFr) feels she deserves

  19. Jib says:

    This happens because these women post these pictures and part of why they do it is to show that they are better than the rest of us. So people nitpick and go after them. There is a young woman on Instagram, nolatrees, who does yoga and is overweight. She has 143K followers, promotes body acceptance and health and gets very, very few negative comments. Why? She is trying to help others love and accept themselves, not showboat how awesomely gorgeous she is.
    I would never troll someone, but I would never, ever follow someone as vacuous as a model or actress or even royals. I follow people who do something I admire.

    • The New Classic says:

      Aaaaaaaandd… Now I’m following Nolatrees. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of such a great instagrammer. A few clicks through her page and I was a follower.

    • fruitloops says:

      Well that’s just silly, now it seems that gorgeous women should just hide and never post pics of themselves, and only overweight or ugly people are allowed to since obviously they have nothing to flaunt in average people’s faces. You can follow who you want, but beautiful people shouldn’t have to hide just so that noone can accuse them of showcasing their beauty or whatnot.
      And thinking that these women post their pictures just to show others that they are better than them actually is just a show of one’s insecurity and that same insecurity is why people feel the need to insult them,because they feel better by putting them down.

      • Jib says:

        @fruitloops, what benefit to anyone but the model comes from posting a topless pic with a painted bottom on Instagam? As opposed to posting pics of more “common” bodies, shall we say, trying to fight the stereotypes that beat the crap out of every female from the ages of 6 to 70? Very few people look like her, thin with big boobs. And to just blame insecurity for disliking this commodification of women is just lazy and simplistic thinking. She’s gorgeous, famous and rich – and she puts almost nude pics up. This is what she is proud of. I would never troll but really, how self-centered, vain and vacuous of her. I, personally, think women have much more to offer than an almost naked body.

      • Conga says:

        But, Jib, with your position you’re swaying in the other extreme, that women, you know, ‘real’ ‘proper’ women should not expose their bodies, especially if their genetically lucky. Let women do whatever they want, and let this one in particular post whatever she wants. Maybe less judgement is what we need, as women from other women.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Fruitloops and Conga, I think your comments about insecurity and misogyny are spot on. Jib, I definitely agree that women of all different body types (and not just the ones that are considered attractive to the stereotypical straight male) should be able to do this if they want, but the whole “How dare you not hide yourselves with modesty, you selfish, cruel, emptyheaded, beautiful little bi*ches! Where’s a woman’s worth to come from? You’re making people feel inferior” school of activism that’s pretty popular (because pitting women against each other based on physical appearance is always trendy) in some circles is just another problem, not a solution.

  20. MoochieMom says:

    I think once the baby comes these comments will shift. God forbid she not get her pre baby body back but I think Crissy may chill on the body and be a shark on the other mom stuff headed her way. I feel sad for her. She isn’t going to anything right by the internet. I’d be dead if the internet knew my parenting practices.

  21. Zaytabogota says:

    She looks beautiful pregnant and I think her pre pregnancy shape is perfect, don’t understand the criticism of it at all. Plus she’s married to John Legend, luckiest woman alive.

  22. MsAubra says:

    I can’t wait til someone calls her child annoying and talk shit about it