"A shower would've made more sense" - Fans react as Chrissy Teigen's dirty bath water video goes viral

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Chrissy Teigen at the Aura's Digital Parenthood Summit on Raising a Connected Generation. (Image via Getty/ Bryan Bedder)

American singer, songwriter, and pianist John Legend shared a video of his wife Chrissy Teigen on Instagram on Monday, June 17. The model and TV personality was seen scrubbing and soaking herself in a bathtub, where the water appeared to be discolored.

In the clip, the 45-year-old Ordinary People singer was heard from behind the camera addressing his wife and saying, “What is happening here?”

In response, the Bring the Funny judge explained that she was “getting all my body makeup off,” while rubbing herself with a washcloth. As Legend turned the camera on to the exfoliating cleanser on the side, from his skincare brand Loved01. The post seemingly reveals it to be promotional, containing the caption:

"Sometimes you gotta exfoliate! @chrissyteigen's favorite @loved01skin product,"

However, the video has now gone viral receiving diverse reactions from netizens, with most people expressing their dismay and shock as to why John Legend would share footage of his wife bathing, especially in “dirty” bathwater.

In this regard, an Instagram user with the handle @comekissdaddy commented on @theshaderoom’s repost of the clip.

“A shower would’ve made more sense but ok,” she wrote.
A netizen asked Chrissy to take a shower instead of soaking herself in the tub. (Image via Instagram/ @comekissdaddy)
A netizen asked Chrissy to take a shower instead of soaking herself in the tub. (Image via Instagram/ @comekissdaddy)

Several others joined in the conversation and shared their reaction. Here are some remarks from the comment section of John Legend’s post.

Internet calls out Legend and Teigen for the video. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)
Internet calls out Legend and Teigen for the video. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)
Social media users slam John and Chrissy for sharing her bathtub clip. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)
Social media users slam John and Chrissy for sharing her bathtub clip. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)

Others, having heard the full context from the video, came to Chrissy Teigen’s defense.

A netizen explains that Legend's video of his wife is a promotion for his skincare brand. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)
A netizen explains that Legend's video of his wife is a promotion for his skincare brand. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)
Fans defend Chrissy Teigen in the wake of her viral bath video. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)
Fans defend Chrissy Teigen in the wake of her viral bath video. (Image via Instagram/@johnlegend)

Chrissy Teigen defends herself against trolls

In the wake of backlash and trolling, Chrissy Teigen took to the comments section of John Legend’s post clearing the air once and for all. She wrote in her defense:

“The water is dirty because I’m getting my body makeup off, like I said in the video, my sweet angels!”

Later, the 38-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model also wrote in her Instagram Story. It stated:

“TUBS ARE NOT FOR BATHING. The internet is unhinged.”

She also shared a snapshot of a user's repost of The Shade Room's post, asking her to “please take a shower next time” as the “tub is for soaking not bathing.” She replied by writing on her Instagram story:

“I am soaking my body makeup off and then showering but thank you for your tips and thank you for the tag.”

For those unaware, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend who have been married since 2013 and parents to four kids, are currently in France to attend the Cannes Lions Festival.

Over the weekend, Teigen shared a glimpse of their great time at one of the parties, while joining Legend in singing a Natasha Bedingfield song.

Edited by Ameen Fatima
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