We were left feeling very annoyed and pretty shocked recently, when model Chrissy Teigen was criticised for heading out to dinner shortly after giving birth to her daughter – and it seems her husband, singer John Legend, shared our frustration.
While he may be a little late to the party, the Ordinary People singer took to social media last night to share his feelings on the ‘mum-shaming’ that has become so frequent in our society.
Taking to Twitter to defend his wife, the 37-year-old wrote: “Funny there’s no dad-shaming. When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn’t have to take it all. We’ll split it.”
Funny there's no dad-shaming. When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn't have to take it all. We'll split it.— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 11, 2016
As you can imagine, John’s tweet was met with virtual applause across social media, with a number of his followers praising him for drawing attention to people’s alarming double-standards towards new mothers and fathers.
The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Luna Simone, on April 14.
When criticism of Chrissy’s decision to go on a date night shortly after the birth hit social media, the new mum was not about to take it lying down, either.
I went to dinner. People are pissed. Good morning! pic.twitter.com/oQ54mtet8c— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 24, 2016
"i never wanted to leave my daughter, i love her, BUT THAT'S JUST ME" - the passive aggressiveness is real!— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 24, 2016
Responding to the social media hate, a defiant Chrissy tweeted at the time: “I went to dinner. People are pi**ed. Good morning!...I never wanted to leave my daughter, I love her, BUT THAT’S JUST ME – the passive aggressiveness is real!”
Well done to John for standing up to the haters!