On 30 September, Chrissy Teigen suffered a miscarriage after weeks of pregnancy complications. The couple used social media to make the news public by posting a grieving picture of Chrissy in black and white. While everyone accepted that the news was sad, the internet was divided over the appropriateness of the pictures as we discussed in our video on 1 October.
One user wrote;
"Ohhh I just don't know how to react.. I feel sad for your loss but I also feel weird seeing the photo op and as many pointed out nurse in the background, filter, trying to make a perfect picture?"
On Tuesday, Chrissy posted a heart breaking post opening up about the day and has addressed why she chose to take the pictures and the comments made by trolls.
First picture taken was not a photo op
Chrissy explains the first picture that was taken was late at night, she wrote;
"Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness."
"Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again," she continued. "Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness."
John hated taking the pictures
She then goes on to explain that John and her mother thought it was strange.
"I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was," Chrissy wrote in her essay on Tuesday. "I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it."
"He hated it. I could tell," Teigen said. "It didn't make sense to him at the time. But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after [son Miles Theodore, 2, and daughter Luna Simone, 4½]. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story."
Chrissy doesn't care that people did not like the pictures
As for those who might have something negative to say about the pictures, "I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. How little I care that it's something you wouldn't have done," the grieving mother continued.
"I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren't for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like," Teigen wrote. "These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me."
Seems like Chrissy has her own reasons for wanting to post those pictures, whether you agree it was the right decision or not you have some context as to why she chose to post them. What do you think, do you think it was the right decision?