Chrissy Teigen is the world’s Chief Celebrity Virtue-Signaller.
Not a day passes without Ms Perfect popping up on Twitter to attack anyone who dares to fall below her very high moral bar.
Her favourite target, of course, is President Trump – who she regularly slaughters for being a homophobic, transphobic, woman-hating, bullying, stupid, hateful pig.
And when she’s not blazing away at him, or myriad other public figures that she disapproves of, Teigen is bombarding us with every tiny detail of her private life and posting extraordinarily graphic photos and information to accompany the self-exposure.
When Chrissy Teigen isn’t virtue signalling or bashing Trump, she’s bombarding us with every tiny detail of her private life and photos ranging from her acne and breasts to her stretch marks and rashes
We get to see her stretch marks, her ‘period face’, her acne, her naked breasts, and read her intimate accounts of her post-partum depression, eating problems, pregnancy issues and alcohol abuse.
She also gives us a running commentary on her marriage to singer John Legend, revealing every spit and cough of their sex life and relationship.
All this has made Teigen very famous and very popular.
She has tens of millions of followers on social media.
Quite how many noughts we’d have to remove from those numbers if she WASN’T married to John Legend is a matter for conjecture.
She has tens of millions of followers on social media, but ravenously milks that she’s married to pop star John Legend
But there’s no doubt she ravenously milks being Mrs Legend like no pop star spouse in the history of music.
Coincidentally, she’s also been a highly-paid marketing ‘face’ for Gillette, the razor firm at the center of a global furore about their controversial new ‘Best that men can be’ commercial.
As I wrote yesterday, it’s a supremely patronising ad that portrays men as a bunch of bullying, harassing, abusing and generally awful human beings who all need to be taught how to behave better – especially towards women,
Of course, as I also pointed out, if the same ad had been targeted at women, then all hell would have broken loose with the very same feminists that are cheering Gillette on today going absolutely nuts with rage about women being generalised in such a negative manner.
But Gillette knew it was on safe ground targeting men.
Since the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns blew up, we’ve become the world’s whipping boys and radical feminist man-trashing is ultra fashionable.
As the PC brigade predictably rushed joyfully to celebrate this latest assault on men and masculinity, I noticed its number included one Chrissy Teigen.
This didn’t surprise me: she was always going to stick her virtuous oar into the debate.
But I was intrigued by the manner in which she did so.
‘I’ve been using a men’s Gillette razor since I was 14,’ Teigen tweeted. ‘Gillette was the first major company to hire me when I was kind of known as a risky little b for brands. I still use a Gillette fusion razor and I get so much joy from a fresh blade. In closing, I love you Gillette.’
I wasn’t surprised Chrissy weighed in with a ringing endorsement of Gillette, but I was surprised it was for their men’s razor. Of course the company was thrilled with her endorsement
Naturally, under-fire Gillette was thrilled to get such a ringing public endorsement from a star.
‘Thank you Chrissy,’ the company’s Twitter account gushed, ‘for your kind words and support! Young Chrissy was a pleasure to work with! We believe in the best in men and are committed to championing the many men who are setting the right examples for future generations.’
Hmmm, actually, as we know from their atrocious new ad, Gillette believes in the very worst in men until or if we can prove otherwise.
As it stated, the whole purpose of its campaign is to make men hold each other accountable for the way we treat women.
Gillette is thus deliberately positioning itself as a company that primarily cares about women.
So it would be safe to assume that the people it hires to represent it also share that goal, right?
Someone like Chrissy Teigen, for instance?
She LOVES women, and they LOVE her, right?
And further, she is the perfect embodiment of a caring and decent celebrity who stands up to defend all oppressed, vulnerable and minority groups in the world!
Little wonder than that Gillette hired her in 2012, when she was a Sports Illustrated swimwear model, to front its new Venus & Olay female razor range. She’s seen here promoting them in 2013
Little wonder than that Gillette hired her in 2012, when she was a Sports Illustrated swimwear model, to front its new Venus & Olay female razor range.
Except that Chrissy Teigen isn’t Ms Perfect at all.
Her self-positioned halo is in fact completely fraudulent.
The reality is that she’s a vile, hateful, foul-mouthed person who’s openly mocked transsexuals and spewed incredibly nasty bile about numerous female celebrities.
We know this because just before Christmas, a series of her old poisonous tweets, posted between 2009 and 2013, were suddenly unearthed and reposted online.
They revealed Ms Perfect to be a quite horrible human being.
She ridiculed transsexual contestants on America’s Next Top Model: ‘God. Can we just come out and call the freaking show America’s next top tr***y because this s**t has been t***tastic for the past five years.’
She ridiculed transsexual contestants on America’s Next Top Model
She mocked Lady Gaga’s supposedly male-like appearance
She mocked Lady Gaga’s supposedly male-like appearance: ‘Aaaaah. I feel like lady gaga. But with lady parts.’
She taunted Demi Lovato about her stay in an addiction clinic: ‘demi lovato is out of rehab! I hope she made the bed for Charlie.’
When Mariah Carey announced she was having twins, Teigen cruelly shamed her: ‘why is anyone surprised mariah is having twins? I was always pretty positive there were 2-15 babies growing inside of her.’
When Mariah Carey announced she was having twins, Teigen cruelly shamed her
She viciously attacked Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham: ‘farrah Abraham now thinks she is pregnant from her sex tape. In other news you’re a whore and everyone hates you.’
She lashed out at Avril Lavigne: ‘If u told me I could I have kid but it would be exactly like avril, I would choose to have a barren, sterile existence that ends when I die.’
Teigen has even used young children as props for her savage mockery.
She mocked comedian Jay Mohr over the name of his baby son.
Teigen has even used young children as props for her savage mockery
She attacked 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis for her presenting performance at the 2013 Oscars
‘NikkI Cox and Jay Mohr named their son Meredith. Their son, Meredith. Meredith is their son’s name. The name of their son is Meredith.’
And she attacked 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis for her presenting performance at the 2013 Oscars. ‘Is it okay to call a small child cocky?’ she tweeted.
But her very worst comment came in 2011, when she made fun of Lindsay Lohan attempting to commit suicide. ‘lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone.’
Her very worst comment came in 2011, when she made fun of Lindsay Lohan attempting to commit suicide. ‘lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone.’
What’s extraordinary about all this is that many of these disgusting jibes, including the Lohan one, came before she was signed up to promote Gillette, and others came during her period working for them.
Teigen has never apologised for these slurs, and despite them so recently being brought back into the public domain, Gillette remains proud to associate itself with her work for them.
So the company that now wants to lecture men on how to treat women was quite happy hiring a woman who delights in attacking women for everything from their weight and addiction issues to self-harming.
So the company that now lectures men on how to treat women was happy hiring a woman who attacks women for everything from their weight and addiction issues to self-harming (even though she’s smart enough herself not to overpay for the very women’s product she promoted)
In fact, a woman who perpetrates just the kind of anti-female bullying, abuse and harassment that Gillette says it wants to eradicate.
This would all be hypocritical enough if the female razors that Teigen promoted for Gillette are not subject to a supremely sexist, profit-soaring ‘pink tax’ meaning they sell for significantly higher prices than male equivalents.
No wonder Teigen now admits she’s always used male razors – they’re cheaper!
It’s bad enough that Gillette has turned on all its loyal male customers in such a disgraceful manner.
It’s even more repellent that they’ve paid a woman-hating bigot like Chrissy Teigen to represent them.