Let us begin this post with the expression “LOL” because it perfectly sums up Chrissy Teigen’s purposefully-ironic trolling of her best buddy, actor Brooklyn Decker.
Chrissy’s bestie of 8 years currently stars in the Netflix hit Grace and Frankie, and is pregnant with her second child. (She’s already mum to 2-year-old Hank with husband, tennis great Andy Roddick.)
A quite pregnant Brooklyn took to Instagram Wednesday to share a relatable photo of a familiar puffy, pregnancy-induced condition – cankles. Chrissy, who has been the target of relentless mum-shaming since day dot, quickly jumped in, flexing her expert trolling muscles with impressive pace and faux-snark.
Before you get the wrong idea, the reason Chrissy trolled her buddy was not rooted in malice. Rather, she was trying to preempt the mean responses she knew her friend would get in the comments under the pic.
Because that’s what many people are like, online. Mean. Sigh.
“I don’t even know where my leg ends and the foot begins anymore,” Brooklyn posted alongside her puffy cankle pic.
“This isn’t normal!”
Game was then well and truly on! Chrissy returned serve with some classic troll moves, before other less-accomplished types could pile nastiness on her friend. She posted a series of comments, each more high-horsey than the one before and it’s got us giggling – and wishing there were more!
“Wow gross u need to see a doctor!!!! This isn’t normal” Chrissy posted facetiously under her friend’s pic.
Warming up to the task at hand, she then took things up a notch, with some faux-accusatory blaming and shaming.
“Did u eat tuna????” she wrote. “Pregnant women cannot consume more than 3 tunas a day. Once ur foot gets a taste for the tuna it swells to reject the mercury. This is. Dangerous game u are playing. #dangerous.”
She urged her buddy to check out her “blog” for further information and education at the pretend URL – “hppt://”
Brooklyn fired back: “@chrissyteigen link broke.”
Chrissy was unperturbed, replying: “Thats weird. Prob too much traffic.”
Joking not joking
The whole exchange is pretty funny, but it again highlights how much flack high-profile women are subjected to, and how much second guessing goes on when celebrities post anything to social media.
It’s also obvious that these two are firm friends, and we’re kind of jealous.
What could be better than Chrissy Teigen having your back?!
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