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Chrissy Teigen Responds to Backlash Over Bathwater Video

Chrissy Teigen Responds to Backlash Over Bathwater Video

Chrissy Teigen has found herself at the center of a social media storm after a video of her in a bathtub filled with brown water sparked criticism. The video, initially shared by her husband, musician John Legend, on June 18, showed Teigen scrubbing her leg while explaining she was removing body makeup. Legend captioned the post promoting an exfoliating wash from his skincare line, Loved01, saying, “Sometimes you gotta exfoliate!” and tagged his wife along with her favorite product from the line.

The video quickly drew mixed reactions. Some viewers were puzzled and critical about the color of the bathwater. Comments ranged from confusion to outright disgust, with one user stating, “IDGAF if it is makeup, it looks dirty,” while another remarked, “She didn’t have to sit in a bathtub of water to exfoliate her body… yuck.”

Teigen, known for her candidness, didn’t shy away from addressing the backlash. She responded directly in the comments, clarifying, “The water is dirty because I’m getting my body makeup off, like I said in the video my sweet angels!” Her response garnered over 12,000 likes, indicating that many supported her explanation.

To further defend herself, Teigen shared the same video on her own Instagram account the following day. She captioned it, “Currently getting roasted online for being dirty because no one listened to the audio where I say I’m soaking off body makeup (to shower after!).” She humorously noted the intense debates happening in the comments of Legend’s post, adding, “My favorite is ‘baths are not for bathing.’ I love a good old-fashioned roasting though, you guys are killing it (it being never touching grass ever).”

John Legend also chimed in on the situation, commenting on Teigen’s follow-up post, “Baths are not for bathing is some amazing internet-ness.” His light-hearted response mirrored Teigen’s approach to the criticism.

The incident has sparked a broader conversation about the nature of social media and the scrutiny public figures face. A dermatologist previously told that showers are generally better for the skin than baths, as prolonged exposure to bathwater can strip the skin of natural oils, leading to irritation and inflammation. This medical perspective adds another layer to the discussion, though it doesn’t directly address the specific context of Teigen’s video.

Teigen and Legend, who are currently in France for the Cannes Lions festival, seem unbothered by the online drama. The couple, who married in 2011, have been enjoying their time together, both with and without their children. Legend recently shared insights into their relationship, revealing that they make a point to have a staycation one night a month to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company.

The couple’s journey together has been marked by both joy and sorrow. They met in 2006 on the set of Legend’s “Stereo” music video, got engaged in 2011, and married two years later. They have since welcomed four children: daughter Luna in 2016, son Miles in 2018, daughter Esti in January 2023, and son Wren Alexander via surrogate less than six months later.

Teigen has been open about the challenges and joys of motherhood, often sharing her experiences on social media. She recently spoke at Aura’s inaugural Digital Parenthood Summit about the importance of monitoring her children’s internet usage. She expressed her preference for her kids to stay off social media until after high school, citing concerns for their safety and well-being.

Despite the scrutiny, Teigen continues to share her life online, finding solace in the community she has built. “In so much of my life, I feel like people don’t understand me. But being a mom is where a lot of people understand me,” she said. She values the ability to share the ups and downs of parenthood with her followers, creating a space where she feels understood and supported.

The bathwater video incident is just another example of the challenges public figures face in the age of social media. Teigen’s response highlights her resilience and sense of humor, qualities that have endeared her to many fans. As the conversation continues, it serves as a reminder of the complexities of online interactions and the importance of context in understanding social media posts.