I have huge respect for Chrissy Teigen sharing her pregnancy loss when she knew what would happen next

When she revealed her pregnancy loss on Twitter and Instagram, Chrissy Teigen knew exactly what was going to happen next.



a close up of Chrissy Teigen: Photograph: Valérie Macon/AFP/Getty Images


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Of course there was the expected and rightful outpouring of sympathy and empathy for both her loss and sharing her raw pain, a brave gesture, but underlying that nest of support and love, came the questions from insensitive internet commenters.



a close up of Chrissy Teigen: ‘Already Chrissy Teigen was aware that waiting in the wings were the people waiting to criticise, to tell her the right way to be pregnant and of course point out the wrong way to be pregnant.’


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‘Already Chrissy Teigen was aware that waiting in the wings were the people waiting to criticise, to tell her the right way to be pregnant and of course point out the wrong way to be pregnant.’

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a group of people walking down the street: People wear protective face masks while shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 26, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production.


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People wear protective face masks while shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 26, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production.

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