Chrissy Teigen has hit back at people who have criticised her decision to select the gender of her baby.
The Sports Illustrated model is currently pregnant with her first child, and recently confessed to PEOPLE that her and husband John Legend decided to pick their own embryo during IVF treatment.
‘I’ve made this decision,’ Chrissy said whilst talking about the fact that she underwent vitro fertilization to conceive. ‘Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo.
‘I picked her and was like, “Let’s put in the girl.”‘
However, whilst parents choosing the gender of their child during IVF treatment is on the rise, the 30-year-old’s decision has been controversial. And people were quick to comment negatively on Chrissy’s social media accounts.
‘What happens if u kid decides ‘she’ wants 2 identify as ‘he’?’ one follower asked. ‘Y is picking gender important unless u hope 2 enforce it?’
Teigen replied with force, tweeting back: ‘What in the…she can do whatever she wants. People really reaching for outrage here.’
She continued, ‘Mentions. In. shambles. Lol. ‘what…what…what if….your GIRL wants to…be……chem trails…..and cis….and….vegan…and….other buzzwords…’ stop looking HERE for s–t to be mad at. There are so many other things that deserve your outrage.’
Later on, after receiving words of support from famous pals like Brooklyn Decker, Chrissy send a calmer message out to any fans she might have offended.
‘This is all so interesting’, she typed. ‘I said it so casually because i’m just open. I’m around so many open-minded people & forgot it’s controversial. Anyhow I am not mad at anyone’s beliefs but I don’t really actively seek out people to make them feel bad about their decisions either.’
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‘So many typos, my apologies. pretty under the weather. probably this darn science baby.’
According to ABC News, the members of the President’s Council on Bioethics recently said aout gender selection: ‘Children are the issue of our love, not the product of our wills.’
Explaining why she opted to do it, Chrissy explained that it was because she wanted John to experience the bond of having a daughter.
‘I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me’, Teigen said. ‘It excited me to see… just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond.’
She continued: ‘A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa — it’s crazy!’
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