From the moment Chrissy Teigen went public about how she chose to have a baby girl when undergoing IVF, Teigen was met with a hailstorm of hate. Disgruntled comments about her decision, which Teigen first revealed in a People interview, ranged from nasty to nastier:
"Am I the only one repulsed by this? Mother Nature has a way of keeping things in balance. Designer babies do not. 'Sorry boys you didn't make the cut,'" said the infamous Neil.
"That's disgusting. There goes what respect I did have for the woman. Totally disgusting," calmly chimed Mim.
People also went to Twitter with their opinions, some of which Teigen saw and felt compelled to answer. She began a slightly mammoth Twitter rant that spanned multiple flurries of activity in response to the discontent with her decision to prioritize embryo insertion on the basis of gender.
She chose to take on her haters with alternating frustration and humor:
She made it clear that, though she disagree with other people, they are entitled to their own ideas.
But she coudn't help herself from continuing to rag on those who would criticize.
After a bit of a break, Teigen returned to Twitter with more thought-out tweets that explain she and husband John Legend didn't quite choose to have a girl in the way many assumed.
In between fielding questions about her pregnancy, Teigen has been promoting her cookbook, Cravings. It does not include a recipe for submissively accepting Internet hate.