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Chrissy Teigen Shuts Down Mommy-Shamers Calling Topless Photo With Son 'Inappropriate'

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Chrissy Teigen has had no shortage of haters following her and shaming her for her parenting style and qualities as a person.

She's confessed in multiple interviews all of the negative attention online has really impacted her, heightened her depression and made her more deeply question her qualities as a mother.

In an interview on The Today Show, Teigen stated:

"Not only do we have our own personal judgment and vendetta against ourselves, but we also have to read and hear these voices online all the time. It's hard to weed out."
"Sometimes I want to say something so badly, but it's not worth it to me, and I need my mind to be clear. I'm much better at knowing the timing of when to say things and not to say things."

But she was ready for the haters after her latest photoshoot.

During a topless photography session, Teigen's son, Miles, walked into the room and smiled brightly for the camera.

Teigen really enjoyed the moment with her son and decided to make a joke on Instagram.

In the caption, she wrote:

"Please move, Mommy is trying to be thirsty."

The comments on the photo were extremely divided.

Some Instagrammers thought the photo was adorable or hilarious, being parents themselves or empathetic to the parenting life. They understood the difficulties of being a parent, trying to have an identity outside of "Mom," and the struggles parents have with boundaries and privacy after their kids came into the picture.

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Other Instagrammers were much more negative, however.

Some thought the photo was incredibly inappropriate. There were those who thought that young Miles shouldn't see his mother topless.

Others less so questioned the photo itself and more Teigen's decision to post it for the world to see.

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But Teigen was ready for the haters this time.

Teigen joked:

"Everyone mad can reply here (to this comment), so I can just block you all in one area."

Teigen waited a little while before jabbing at the haters again:

"Wait til they find out we take baths together."

We all parent differently, and we're going to have our disagreements about what's best for our next generation.

But showing a little kindness and grace for people who parent differently would probably be for the best, whether or not their way is "right" or "wrong" in your eyes.