Chrissy Teigen calls out 'brutal' trolls after revealing she had life-saving abortion

Emily Brown

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Chrissy Teigen calls out 'brutal' trolls after revealing she had life-saving abortion

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Chrissy Teigen has defended herself against trolls who criticised her for having a life-saving abortion midway through her pregnancy.

The model and her husband John Legend announced the death of their unborn baby, Jack, in September 2020, when they were 20 weeks pregnant.

At the time the couple said they'd had a miscarriage, but Teigen revealed this week that she had actually undergone an abortion after learning the baby would not survive, and that she could lose her own life without medical intervention.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she continued: "Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion. An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put that together until, actually, a few months ago.”

Teigen's realisation about what she'd been through came after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, stripping away the right to an abortion for millions of women. She told her husband she felt sympathy towards those who had to make the decision to have an abortion, and Legend pointed out she was one of them.

“I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage," Teigen said. "And I became really frustrated that I didn’t, in the first place, say what it was, and I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to actually understand that we had had an abortion.”

Hundreds of people have praised Teigen for opening up about her experience and sharing that she had undergone an abortion, but thanks to a virtual world full of trolls, she also received a lot of backlash.

Teigen took screenshots of some of the shocking comments, calling her a 'drama queen' and accusing her of lying and using her experience to 'stay relevant'.

No stranger to the notion of being 'cancelled', Teigen made clear that the comments were no surprise as she wrote: "I knew this would happen, and honestly I’ve already seen you do your worst so if this makes you feel better, great. It doesn’t make me feel worse though."

She went on to add that the screenshots came from 'the comments section of the Glamour magazine', dubbing them: "Brutal."

Her fans have rallied around her in the wake of her tweet, with Twitter users agreeing the comments are 'disgusting and vile'.

Following her ordeal in 2020, Teigen is now pregnant again.

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Topics: Celebrity, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend

Emily Brown
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