Chrissy Teigen has become somewhat renowned for her witty, sassy comments on Twitter, and her latest reply is no exception.
It all started with a viral tweet that said: “I’d really like to hear the reasoning behind women who won’t take their husband’s last name.” Good question right? Plenty of people clearly thought so, as it ignited a lively and positive debate and was widely shared.
One of the things that endear Teigen so much to her fans is her willingness to engage in banter with anyone, not just the exclusive celebrity set as so many others do. She joined in the discussion, having her own personal take on the matter and adding her own two cents to a series of varied and interesting responses.
Teigen went on to express her surprise at why so many people think that taking a man’s name after marriage is so important. “I am not anti-taking the last name at all,” she said. “I was going to. I just never got around to it and it isn’t even the name he goes by. It wasn’t some grand statement not to. I just don’t see how the choice affects anyone else – why do people care so much!”
True. The practice seems rather outdated now and is certainly not universal, with people adopting completely different traditions across cultures. Couples should be free to choose whichever names they want to after marriage, or simply stay as they are. Because, as Chrissy Teigen suggests, it’s really nobody else’s business!
Twitter can be great when used in this way, questioning accepted practices in a thoughtful and respectful way, and opening up to new worldviews in the process. A bit of comic relief from a bona fide celebrity with her own take on the issue, and you got yourself a proper thread there, folks. Scroll down below to check out how it all unfolded, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Member of the Destiny’s Aunties Maami started a Twitter thread that’s been exploding online
She didn’t have to wait for answers long
Some found this idea unacceptable
Others thought women should inherit their husband’s last name
Emily had one of the BEST reasons to keep hers (get it?)
But the cherry on the cake has to be Chrissy Teigen’s reply:
Here’s Chrissy with her husband John Roger Stephens aka John Legend