Chrissy Teigen is defending herself from backlash for attending Joe Biden's 2021 presidential inauguration amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Twitter users frustrated with having to stay at home while the pandemic continues slammed the model after she documented on social media her family's trip to Washington D.C. to support her husband John Legend, who was set to perform at the event on Wednesday.
Responding to one Twitter user's remark about how Legend's whole family got to attend the inauguration while "literally no one can move about the city," Teigen let rip.
"for f--ks sake why are you guys always always mad at me, all I wanna do is make you happy or at least leave you with a neutral feeling of indifference," she replied.
"this is not my fault but I’m sorry you’re frustrated. I just like to share what we are up to and whatnot," Teigen added in response to another user who tweeted about how unhappy people were at the moment because they "can’t even 'happy pack' their cars to drive to the grocery store" as COVID-19 continues to spread. Soon other Twitter users joined in the conversation.
"I love you guys but ye are missing the point so massively on this. Global pandemic you know..... widespread pain and suffering around people not being able to travel to see family and ye are just rocking around like no problem. Get ye are tested etc but it's harsh," one follower replied.
"You and your family travelled/vacationed during the height of COVID and came back to LA - a hotspot - and then got invited to the inauguration? While my friends can't go who live in DC? OK. Celebrities get all the passes. Love John Legend's music - but c'mon!" another added.
"Happy for John being asked to perform, but the excitement of travel and experiencing something new is hard on some of us. I live on an island, unable to travel and will now miss my girls graduations from Uni in the USA due to COVID restrictions and a loss of our income," a third wrote.
It has been a tough few months for Teigen, who recently had a miscarriage. She and husband John Legend, who share Luna, 4, and Miles, 2, had been expecting their third child but Teigen lost the unborn baby in October. Then, in December, Teigen announced that she had been sober for four weeks. It is unclear when she started to drink but the model, who previously admitted to struggling with alcohol, could have started drinking following the loss of her unborn baby.
"One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend," Teigen divulged on her Instagram story. "I was done with making an a-- of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like s–t by 6, not being able to sleep," she continued. "I have been sober ever since and even if you can’t see yourself doing it or just plain don’t want to, it is still an incredible read."
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