Chelsea Clinton Gives Chrissy Teigen Powerful Parenting Advice About Online Trolls

January 2, 2018
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Right-wing conspiracy theorists pulled Chrissy Teigen’s 1-year-old daughter into a demented conspiracy theory on Twitter recently and as Teigen tried to make sense of the mess, Chelsea Clinton offered her some god mom advice.

Teigen said on Twitter that she felt completely disturbed after Liz Conkin, a conservative writer who believes in the discredited Pizzagate sex ring theory, tweeted photos of Luna, suggesting that she was part of the conspiracy.

Alright. I debated saying something about this but I’m pretty disturbed over here. The fact that there are people with these…thoughts…is really scary. pic.twitter.com/9OtWKHxUgR

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 30, 2017

…apparently dressing my daughter as Alice in Wonderland and a hot dog and having a pizza emoji on Snapchat has to do with pizzagate and being uhhhh darksided. Holy shit That thread is wild. Enjoy.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 30, 2017

Teigen interpreted the tweet as Crokin saying that she and her husband John Legend were “dark sided pizzagate pedophiles who traffic our daughter.”

Yeah yeah it’s “just Twitter” but I’m pretty sure this *sick* person is saying we are darksided pizzagate pedophiles who traffic our daughter. Ummmmm this is really scary shit.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 30, 2017

Shocked and confused by the responses to Crokin’s first tweet, Teigen decided to briefly change topics on her own Twitter account.

“Anyhow, I really am not enjoying that shit as the last thing on my timeline soooooooooo hello, normal people. Love you,” the model tweeted.

That’s exactly when Clinton, a mother of two, jumped it in.

Anyhow. I really am not enjoying that shit as the last thing on my timeline soooooooooo hello, normal people. Love you.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 30, 2017

Chrissy, sending you & beautiful Luna a huge hug. It is awful & never ok when people threaten or demean any child. I’ve lost count of the Twitter accounts who’ve threatened Charlotte with #FGM. While I never bother to report threats against me, I now report every one against her.

— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) December 31, 2017

Clinton is obviously a high profile figure as well – she said she could ignore the terrible words hurled at her on Twitter, but she couldn’t do the same for her 3-year-old daughter, Charlotte.

Whenever she receives threats on Twitter about Charlotte, she said she reports them to Twitter.

According to the Twitter official policies, users can report other users who engage in abusive behavior. This can result in a tweet being taken down or a user being permanently suspended from the platform.

“I’ve lost count of the Twitter accounts who’ve threatened Charlotte with #FGM,” Clinton tweeted, apparently making a reference to female genital mutilation. “While I never bother to report threats against me, I now report every one against her.”

Teigen admitted to Clinton that she felt rather “silly” worrying about Crokin’s tweet when Clinton and her family likely face much more online harassment.

I feel silly even worrying about this in comparison to the magnitude of slander and threats you and your family have dealt with for decades. These people are truly sick and scary. Love to you, Charlotte and Marc!!

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 31, 2017

Many of Teigen’s fans found her and Clinton’s Twitter thread to be heartwarming, ugly conspiracy theories aside.

Now this is the kind of motherly support the world needs.

this whole thread got me like: 💖 pic.twitter.com/urfgDZZM57

— diane alston (@dianelyssa) December 31, 2017

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