It’s easy to think of gorgeous supermodels as infallible people who are immune to criticism. But guess what? They’re people too, and they have real feelings that can be hurt just as easily as yours.
That’s what Chrissy Teigen would like us all to remember the next time we’re tempted to leave a nasty or insensitive comment on her pics (or anyone else’s, for that matter). In an interview with Us Weekly, the model and “Lip Sync Battle” color commentator lamented how hurtful people can be to her on Instagram and Twitter.
“It’s almost like f—king walking up to somebody, or going to somebody’s house, knocking on the door and being like, ‘You’re fat,’” she explained. “I don’t know if they think they’re ballsy or what. But if you’re going to speak negatively about me, just do me a favor and don’t tag me in it.”
With more than three million followers on Instagram and almost 900,000 on Twitter, it might seem like any insult you tag Chrissy in wouldn’t make a big impact. It’d probably get lost amid the thousands of other comments she gets everyday, right?
Well… maybe not so much. Chrissy admitted she’s “never not on [her] phone,” and she usually sees all the hurtful things people throw her way.
“I would like to say I read everything because it’s pretty damn close,” she said. “Probably 99.5 percent of things I really do read. And if I’m not reading it, it just means that I missed it. I mean, I think that people think that when they send you things, it goes off into space and you don’t care. The worst is when you respond and they’re like, ‘Oh, I didn’t think you would read that! I love you! Oh my god!’ Like, that’s the worst.”
Besides the obvious fact that insulting someone behind the non-confrontational barrier of the internet is a cowardly move, it’s also worth pointing out that Chrissy’s social media accounts are THE BEST. How could anyone hate on them?! From outrageous videos showing off her special, um, talents, to baring her husband John Legend's butt for the whole world to see, Chrissy’s Insta game is on point.
So just remember, people: underneath that confident, bubbly, approachable woman is a person who should be treated with respect… and who should also be given chicken wings every damn day.