Chrissy Teigen Got Mommy-Shamed After Taking Luna To The Park, And Wow, Seriously?

Diply 11 Jan 2018

Being a parent can be, at times, a tricky responsibility. Everyone raises their children differently; however, not everyone has to face the relentless scrutiny of the public eye.

That's what separates most mothers from ones like Chrissy Teigen. By sharing photos of herself and her daughter, Luna, Chrissy opens the door to a mountain of online criticism, oftentimes from people who have a serious lack of chill.

Chrissy has been the target of mommy-shamers in the past.

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Other parents seem to have no problem coming after Chrissy's parenting skills. For example, the time someone told her she couldn't eat a hotdog because she was pregnant.

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Recently, Chrissy decided to post a photo of her and Luna at the park.

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Seems like a pretty standard action shot, right?

Actually, a number of people were upset by the image.

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Maybe it had something to do with the photo's caption?

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Hmmm, nope.

Doesn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary to us.

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But according to some people, the way Chrissy and Luna were riding the slide is extremely dangerous.

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And soon a number of negative comments began to flood in, attacking Chrissy.

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These (presumably) fellow parents argued that riding a slide with a small child on your lap can potentially break the child's legs.   

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Such an injury can occur if the child's legs become twisted while sliding down the equipment.

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Some even cited academic studies to support their argument.

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This person has clearly done their research and even experienced the situation firsthand.

However, we have to wonder: At which point does precaution become over-precaution and prevent people from enjoying time with their children?

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But others came to Chrissy's defense.

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The likelihood of these commenters having the nerve to approach Chrissy in-person and shame her is probably low.

But this is the internet, a place where decorum doesn't necessarily apply.

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One commenter pointed out how parenting was much more relaxed before social media came to be.

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Many healthy adults today were raised by parents who didn't have anonymous people telling them what they should or shouldn't do.

Several people also began making sarcastic "broken leg" jokes to combat the criticism.

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These fans thought the previously mentioned playground rule was a bit prude.

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So they started posting sarcastic and exaggerated comments about how viewing the photo alone had caused them to break their own leg.

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One person simply wondered whether it was even possible for a woman to post a photo and not get judged.

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Erm, honestly? We're not sure anymore.

But we're eagerly awaiting that day.

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So, can Chrissy live?

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It's totally cool to warn other parents of potential risks. After all, that's how we become informed.

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But when commenting turns into preaching (especially to someone YA DON'T EVEN KNOW), it's a different story.

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In that case, it may be wise to just step back and let people parent their own kids.

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