Chrissy Teigen gets criticized on social media as the family prepares to travel to Washington D.C. to support her husband, John Legend, who was invited to perform at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony.
On Monday night, Teigen shared a Twitter post of her son, Miles, standing in a suitcase sharing the family’s excitement, and happiness to be supporting Biden. But to some this happiness was insensitive to D.C. residents who are still reeling from the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“Hey Chrissy DC residents aren’t very ‘happy’ right now and can’t even ‘happy pack’ their cars to drive to the grocery store because of the military state the city is in but yeah LOL come on down especially in a pandemic. How happy!!!” tweeted @staceybrnan.
Teigen replied by explaining her intentions were to provide her followers with a form of happiness during these times or to “at least leave you with a neutral feeling of indifference.”
DC residents and others come to Teigen’s defense as well. “DC resident here, and you don’t speak for me […] Also, we are elated to get trump out of here, so we are good, and we welcome Chrissy and her family,” replied @seliz0101.
Those who defended Teigen also saw how it would be an important moment in history for her children to experience. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a historic moment. She has the ability to have her children witness the first ever biracial woman—someone who looks like them!—become the VP! They will remember it always. I live in DC and it sucks. [Don’t] misplace your anger on her,” replied @kerirulz.
Teigen didn’t seem to let the criticism hold her back. She shared what was happening on the events of Wednesday morning and continued to share the family’s happiness. She shared a photo of the family, with their excitement for the new administration.