I didn't even know who Chrissy Tiegen was until this morning but apparently the internet is awash with venom because of her. Why? The model and new mum deigned to leave her two-week-old baby at home while she popped out for a bit to eat with her husband. Oh, and she posted this pic of her with her new little bundle of joy which was apparently interpreted as gratuitous flaunting of her assets at a time when her focus should be her baby.
For the love of Ada.
Look magazine reports:
"Chrissy Teigen only gave birth a week ago, yet she's already dealing with questions over her parenting style. The 30-year-old headed out for dinner with husband John Legend at the weekend, with the couple hitting up trendy eatery The Nice Guy in LA for a well-deserved night out. But apparently, this wasn't appropriate for a woman who gave birth a week ago, because the Sports Illustrated model was quickly hit with a barrage of criticism over her decision to leave baby Luna at home for the evening."
Fortunately, Teigen seemed to take the criticism in her stride. She wrote on Twitter:
'I went to dinner. People are p*ssed. Good morning!'
Good for Teigen but despite her chipper attitude, this 'story' really bugged me. That a new mum can't grab a bite to eat with her husband after having a baby without the world telling her she's doing motherhood wrong is utterly preposterous.
I can't fathom why anyone would presume to feel offended by the pics of Teigen out with her husband - and I couldn't bring myself to read any more of the aforementioned article because WHAT ARE WE DOING?
How can we have created a culture wherein it's ok to imply that a woman is a bad mother for leaving her baby in the care of a loved one in order to have dinner with her husband?
(And don't get me started on the fact that meanwhile we turn a blind eye to the plight of thousands of truly neglected children elsewhere in Europe. The world's gone bonkers, if you ask me.)
Teigen's not the only one to get it in the neck for failing to be chained to her baby 24/7, either. I've heard grown women question the parenting skills of everyone from Coleen Rooney to Denise Van Outen all because they've done something fun without their child in tow.
I can only assume all this vitriol stems from jealousy on account of the fact that Teigen looks so fabulous.
But that's just my view - we'd like to hear yours. Do you think a mum's place is at home with her baby a week after giving birth, or is having dinner with your husband an important part of taking care of your self when you're responsible for a new human?
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