Chrissy Teigen Says What Everyone Is Thinking About the T.I. and Hymen Controversy
Chrissy Teigen is the unofficial queen of Twitter. The social media influencer has close to 12 million followers on the digital network and fans always look to her to weigh in on the latest in pop culture. Following the controversy raised by T.I. about his daughter, Teigen did not resist to react.
What did T.I. say?
The rapper was a guest on the Ladies Like Us podcast where he talked about taking his daughter to the gynecologist. Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham asked the Rythm & Flow star if he had the “sex talk” with his daughters.
“Not only have we had the conversation… we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen,” he answered.
He said that on her daughter’s Deyjah Harris 16th birthday, he told her that they had an appointment with the doctor the next day.
“So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor comes and talk, and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism,” T.I. explained. “He’s like, ‘You know, sir, I have to, in order to share information’ — I’m like, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you would not want me to know? See, Doc? Ain’t no problem.'”
The rapper was advised that the hymen can be broken in other ways besides sexual penetration like “bike riding, athletics, horseback riding, and just other forms of athletic physical activity.”
“So I say, ‘Look, Doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Just check the hymen, please, and give me back my results expeditiously,'” T.I. said. “I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact.”
Chrissy Teigen and fan reactions
Teigen was one of many Twitter users that reacted to the controversial remarks. The multi-tasking maven said what everyone else was thinking about the topic of discussion.
“[Definitely] did not think we would be talking about hymens today or T.I.,” Teigen tweeted.
There were seemingly so many tweets about “hymen” that Teigen announced she was muting the word so it stopped appearing in her timeline.
“This is NOT the relationship men should be having with their daughters,” a fan tweeted.
“A good gynecologist would first tell T.I. that the hymen as a barrier that can only be broken by penetration is a myth. Men’s obsession with this tiny piece of flesh causes an enormous amount of suffering for too many girls around the world,” another Twitter user added.
“That is one of the most abusive, violating, patriarchal, and IGNORANT things I have seen in a long while,” another reader wrote.
Deyjah Harris reacts
After her father’s comments went viral, Harris started liking several reactions from fans on Twitter.
“This is disgusting, possessive, and controlling,” one of the tweets read.
“‘Give me my results,’ first of all MF, those are HER results. Like WTF?” another tweeted read.
“This is just beyond possessive,” another supporter wrote.
Harris has not responded to his father’s comments publicly as of now. According to Heavy, back in March of this year, she wrote on Instagram about not dating.
“Sorry, no boys for me. Just a waste of time until someone who can love me and treat me like my dad pops up until then..,” she reportedly said.
T.I. has not furthered made or responded to the controversy generated from his remarks.