After coming under fire recently for dressing her daughter Luna in what her critics said were “toxic” jelly sandals, Chrissy Teigen braced herself for CrocGate.
Chrissy challenged her critics in an Instagram post detailing her toddler daughter’s much-loved footwear. In a unique pre-snark clap-back, she anticipated that trolling was about to occur. Her preemptive move was something to behold.
“YEA THEY’RE CROCS OKAY SHE LIKES THEM” she posted, perhaps using capital letters to indicate she was not going to suffer any fools.
The cute Instagram snap featured Chrissy and Luna enjoying a paddling pool on a balmy day, with water play and pink outfits totally on point. She had definitely expected some judgement about Luna’s shoes, hot on the heels of the jelly sandals debacle – and the ballet shoe incident. (See below)
“[Luna’s] obsessed with jelly shoes and every time I put them on her, I get a million people saying, ‘Those have chemicals in them,’” Chrissy told Today recently. “It’s just so much. I don’t want to have to look at a photo for 20 minutes before I post it.”
“Keep being you!”
That said, Chrissy is the undisputed queen of clap-back, often refusing to let her critics go about their trollish business without standing up for herself.
It’s exhausting for us to watch at home, so we can’t imagine how she deals with this constant onslaught, especially when it’s often aimed at her daughter.
Chrissy’s followers feel just the same. This latest post had them rushing in to post supportive comments and set a positive tone.
“Hey Chrissy I see the mean comments some people post you are a great mom and a funny person you don’t have to explain or defend your actions to strangers! Keep being you!”
“No need to defend yourself for your baby girl wearing crocs. Forget all those judgy people. Loving her crocs on her.”
“I hate that Chrissy has to defend every decision she makes regarding her child because everyone wants to claim she’s not a good mom. She’s a great mom and has a beautiful little babyyy. I know no ones bashing her on this post, but in general the internet is so mean to her and it’s so awful.”
And do you know what? It kind of worked. The judgemental views were amazingly absent, for once, perhaps scared off by the LOVE for Chrissy – and those ‘don’t come for me’ capital letters in her caption.
Here’s hoping this signals a ceasefire from the Teigen Trolls, and a bit more kindness and compassion for this loveable mum-of-one.