Chrissy Teigen’s Angry Twitter Feud Over Jennifer Aniston’s Op-Ed
Chrissy Teigen and Anna Paquin have blasted Piers Morgan after he criticized Jennifer Aniston.
Aniston hit headlines when she wrote an impassioned op-ed for the Huffington Post criticizing the objectification of women in the media, after some news outlets ran stories speculating she could be pregnant after she was pictured with a rounded stomach in a bikini.
However, US editor-at-large for Mail Online Piers Morgan lambasted Aniston for the op-ed in a piece posted on the website, insisting she doesn’t have the right to make those comments when she uses airbrushing techniques on her images for magazines.
Following Morgan’s column, Teigen was quick to take to social media to blast him, asking him: “Saw your piece on Jennifer Aniston. Why do you ALWAYS (sic) take the road of being the piece of s**t a**hole? Particularly with women and people of color. tell me it’s just for clicks?? Please tell me you aren’t TRULY this vile.”
“I think you aren’t this bad & (sic) have simply sold your soul for clicks. Which is even sadder than actually believing your garbage.”
Ever a keen social media user, Morgan responded: “Morning, Ms Teigen. You didn’t actually read it did you…? Try doing that before throwing another diva tantrum.”
Teigen answered, “Unfortunately, I read it. I’m not so much a diva as I am a person who slows down at car crashes, apparently,” to which Morgan replied, “No, my little bundle of hypocrisy, YOU’RE (sic) using ME for click bait. Now hush before your sanctimonious spleen bursts.”
Clearly getting increasingly angry by the exchange, Teigen replied: “You’re right. It’s ME (sic) who writes weekly columns demeaning and criticizing women and black people. All me. Goodbye, King troll.”
Unwilling to let the situation lie, Morgan fanned the flames by writing: “Says the world’s biggest, lamest ‘celebrity’ troll. Your husband’s a genius so I forgive your childish impudence.”
But Teigen insisted her husband, singer John Legend, shares her views on Morgan, writing: “My husband thinks you are one of the most misogynistic, condescending morons on the planet but thank you.”
At that point, Morgan replied, “Well he married you, so we all have our problems,” and Teigen attempted to call time on the feud by writing: “You just cannot stop proving my point.”
Former True Blood star Paquin was also keen to express her anger after reading Morgan’s column.
“You missed the point by about a mile. As you aren’t a woman in public eye I respectfully suggest you (sic) “think and not say”/jog on,” she wrote.
“1) (sic) we aren’t actually given the option of not being photo shopped. 2) You’ve never been subjected to this kind of bullying. You’ve clearly never seen pictures of yourself where they have airbrushed half your face off and def never requested it.”
When Morgan insisted that stars make money from doing big magazine covers, Paquin replied: “The issue of women’s representation in print media and pap pics (sic) taken for sole purpose of #bodyshaming aren’t really same topic.”
Another Twitter user got involved, saying that Morgan shouldn’t be banned from giving his opinion just because he’s a man, to which Paquin responded: “I’m pretty sure nobody has ever called him fat/pregnant for wearing an ill advised outfit to say (sic) grocery shop.”
Morgan insisted he gets called fat “every single week” by TV critics, leading to Paquin replying: “Well I’m truly happy that you have the self esteem to withstand that kind of criticism.”
She concluded: “I think the point that is being missed is that #JenniferAniston having a privileged life doesn’t mean she doesn’t get to react to this crap.”