Chrissy Teigen Shuts Down Body Shaming Comments Comparing Her To SpongeBob SquarePants
Model Chrissy Teigen has shut down trolls who compared her to SpongeBob SquarePants.
Chrissy posted a video of herself in a swimsuit on Twitter yesterday, in which she jokingly whispered to fans: "I never post thirst traps, so here I am trapping you in thirst with thirst."
Although there were many nice comments about how good she looked, there were several from people attempting to body shame for her 'square' body, with one posting she is 'shaped like SpongeBob' and another that she is 'built like a rectangle'.
To one troll she simply hit back with: "I know u ain't talking."
Fans were quick to defend Chrissy, with one person writing: "So, @chrissyteigen posted a quick vid of herself in a body suit and the world went on attack. Men and women both throwing insults. I only WISH I could look like her! When did all these a**hats become walking perfect Ken and Barbies?"
Responding to the tweet, Chrissy said: "Everyone used to... surgically enhanced curves. I've been a square my whole life and let me tell you, it's paid off nicely in many ways!"
She added: "Imagine if one day I showed up with hips and an a**. Ooooo you guys would be p***** then too! I'm happy, John's happy, we all happy and doing a-okay!"
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Chrissy told another fan: "It's OK, I've been a rectangle my whole life and it's gotten me pretty far!"
Which is a fair point, because as well as being a model and TV personality she's also the author of a couple of successful cookbooks, a mum to two cute kids and is married to The Sexiest Man Alive.
Chrissy has previously admitted that her social media use hasn't always gone down well in work situations.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar she said: "It wasn't really an accepted thing within my modelling and TV career early on.
"I would get in trouble, lots of phone calls from agents saying 'Why did you tweet this? Now we're in trouble with such-and-such a contract because you were too outspoken'.
"I got so much feedback that I needed to watch my mouth if I wanted to work with certain people. And I remember sobbing so much because it was just the worst feeling, letting people down.
"I definitely lost work because people would shy away from being associated [with me], and I totally get it, too - they have to appeal to everybody."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Chrissy Teigen
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