Beautiful people making beautiful babies: That's certainly an apt description for singer John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen. The beautiful couple became parents earlier this year, welcoming their daughter Luna Simone Legend on April 14. Legend and Teigen faced a barrage of unsolicited advice and criticism from strangers on the internet who have no problem telling two famous people how to raise their new baby. Teigen bore the brunt of mom shaming online, but her hubby stepped up to the plate like whoa, with four awesome moments when John Legend called out mom shaming for what it is.
It's bad enough how challenging it is for new parents to adjust to life with their newborn. Any parent out there is keenly aware of the hazing that comes with new parenthood, especially in those first few disorienting weeks. Before you know it, people come out of the woodwork to offer their oh so "helpful" parenting advice, but much of the time, it's couched with judgment and directed mostly at moms. Mom shaming sucks — and Legend isn't having any of it. I'm not surprised, given that Legend is a proud feminist himself. Here's how Legend dropped the mic on mom shaming.