Chrissy Teigen Bravely Shares Details of Her Miscarriage, and QAnon Rushes In
Chrissy Teigen’s public battle with QAnon conspiracy theorists, who falsely accuse the chef of sacrificing, trafficking, and eating children, has been reignited after she revealed her miscarriage on social media. Along with a series of intimate photographs of the experience posted on both Instagram and Twitter, Teigen announced that she and husband John Legend’s third child was ultimately unable to withstand complications with her pregnancy. Her public grieving is a powerful moment, especially for mothers who have similarly miscarried. But has also been met with unfounded accusations of child abuse.
We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack - I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.
The replies and comments of both Teigen’s Instagram and Twitter posts are littered with the #SaveTheChildren hashtags, which has been co-opted by QAnon, and even accusations that her miscarriage was actually a ritualistic child sacrifice. Others are cruelly referring to it as “karma.”
Teigen has not responded to any of the QAnon accusations, and only followed up her announcement on Twitter with one more somber thought:
Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 1, 2020
Teigen previously celebrated when Twitter removed 7,000 QAnon-affiliated accounts and limited the reach of 150,000 others back in July as an attempt to stifle the rapidly growing movement. QAnon began in 2016 when people accused democrats like Hillary Clinton of running a child sex trafficking operation in a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant. The movement only grew from there, based on fictional narratives about child trafficking and abuse. Conspiracists believe Teigen and a number of other left-leaning celebrities are involved in the trafficking, to the point that Teigen has had to take drastic measures.
“I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the ‘just ignore them, they’re just trolls,’” she wrote in July.