First time mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen is getting dragged in social media and online today over her decision to pick the gender of her and husband John Legend‘s first child.
The TV host and model made the revelation in a recent PEOPLE magazine interview.
“I’ve made this decision,” Teigen told the magazine. “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.'”
Who told her to share that intimate detail about her infertility struggles that ended in her successfully conceiving via in vitro fertilization? I cannot believe she didn’t’ think folks would get quite up in arms about hearing this tidbit.
Everyone since has stated their ethical opposition to gender selection for non-medical reasons. So much so that she became a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook since the article posted.
“What is that difference though? i’ve already created embryos with a doctor. only after must it be random,” she wrote. “This is all so interesting. I said it so casually because i’m just open. I’m around so many open-minded people & forgot it’s controversial. anyhow I am not mad at anyone’s beliefs but I don’t really actively seek out people to make them feel bad about their decisions either.”
And she joked about it too to relieve all the hate darts thrown her way. “I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes,” she quipped in a tweet.
I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 24, 2016
Teigen famously shared that she and her singer-songwriter husband were having a tough time getting pregnant while hosting the now-canceled daytime talk show she co-hosted with Tyra Banks (also a new mom.)
Lessons learned, mama. Lessons learned.