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Chrissy Teigen's angry Twitter feud over Jennifer Aniston's op-ed

Published 14/07/2016

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and Anna Paquin angrily blasted Piers Morgan after the journalist criticised Jennifer Aniston for her impassioned op-ed about the objectification of women in the media.

Chrissy Teigen and Anna Paquin have blasted Piers Morgan after he criticised Jennifer Aniston.

Jennifer hit headlines when she wrote an impassioned op-ed for the Huffington Post criticising the objectification of women in the media, after some news outlets ran stories speculating she could be pregnant after she was pictured with a rounded stomach in a bikini.

However, US editor-at-large for Mail Online Piers lambasted Jennifer for the op-ed in a piece posted on the website, insisting she doesn't have the right to make those comments when she authorises airbrushing of her images for magazines.

Following Piers' column, model Chrissy was quick to take to social media to blast him, asking him: "Saw your piece on Jennifer Aniston. Why do you ALWAYS take the road of being the piece of s**t a**hole? Particularly with women and people of color. tell me it's just for clicks?? Please tell me you aren't TRULY this vile.

"I think you aren't this bad & have simply sold your soul for clicks. Which is even sadder than actually believing your garbage."

Ever a keen social media user, Piers responded: "Morning, Ms Teigen. You didn't actually read it did you...? Try doing that before throwing another diva tantrum."

Chrissy answered, "Unfortunately, I read it. I'm not so much a diva as I am a person who slows down at car crashes, apparently," to which Piers wrote, "No, my little bundle of hypocrisy, YOU'RE using ME for click bait. Now hush before your sanctimonious spleen bursts."

Clearly getting increasingly angry by the exchange, Chrissy replied: "You're right. It's ME who writes weekly columns demeaning and criticising women and black people. All me. Goodbye, King troll."

Unwilling to let the situation lie, Piers fanned the flames by writing: "Says the world's biggest, lamest 'celebrity' troll. Your husband's a genius so I forgive your childish impudence."

But Chrissy insisted her husband, singer John Legend, shares her views on Piers, writing: "My husband thinks you are one of the most misogynistic, condescending morons on the planet but thank you."

At that point, Piers replied, "Well he married you, so we all have our problems", and Chrissy attempted to call time on the feud by writing: "You just cannot stop proving my point."

Former True Blood star Anna was also keen to express her anger after reading Piers' column.

"You missed the point by about a mile. As you aren't a woman in public eye I respectfully suggest you "think and not say"/jog on," she wrote.

"1) we aren't actually given the option of not being photo shopped. 2) You've never been subjected to this kind of bullying. You've clearly never seen pictures of yourself where they have airbrushed half your face off and def never requested it."

When Piers insisted that stars make money from doing big magazine covers, Anna replied: "The issue of women's representation in print media and pap pics taken for sole purpose of #bodyshaming aren't really same topic."

Another Twitter user got involved, saying that Piers shouldn't be banned from giving his opinion just because he's a man, to which Anna responded: "I'm pretty sure nobody has ever called him fat/pregnant for wearing an ill advised outfit to say grocery shop."

Piers insisted he gets called fat "every single week" by TV critics, leading to Anna replying: "Well I'm truly happy that you have the self esteem to withstand that kind of criticism."

She concluded: "I think the point that is being missed is that #JenniferAniston having a privileged life doesn't mean she doesn't get to react to this crap."

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