The Internet has reared its ugly head again, this time to criticize pregnant model Chrissy Teigen's nighttime cereal cravings. While the Instagram photo of the soon-to-be mom's evening indulgence (Fruity Pebbles and Cap'N Crunch mixed together) seemed innocent enough, it solicited quite the backlash. But is anyone really surprised?
Teigen has already felt the burn of the online pregnancy police trolls, after posting a photo of her baby bump. Of course commenters chimed in immediately to chastise the first-time mama for not being "big enough!"
This time, her must-have snack attracted comments that she is eating dyed and processed foods, which are "beyond bad for baby."
"If you wanna give me unsolicited baby advice on the damn cereal I eat/what I wear u better unlock your profile so I can see your perfection. Yes I am living off dyed food. Tuna too!! Gonna try to dye my tuna actually. Then have an icy, dyed vodka soda and that's just lunch."
"Then I'm gonna f—in take the trapeze class I've been meaning to take. Then maybe do a 3 legged race then probably rent sumo suits and battle strangers. Then a nice cigar in the hot tub oh today will be a delight indeed."
Nicely done, Chrissy. After all, if eating processed cereal is the worst thing the star mama does during her pregnancy, I'd say she's in pretty good shape! (After all, a startling number of women admint to binge-drinking alcohol during pregnancy.) She's certainly not the first pregnant woman to find herself at the receiving end of unsolicited advice and criticism, though, and she won't be the last.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.