"No one else seems to care to be thoughtful and take good photos of me; they merely click them off without paying attention to angles or lighting or general photo ambiance," Teigen laments.
John Legend is fighting back after Chrissy Teigen hit a chord with fellow moms on Instagram on who always winds up the family photographer. The consensus is that this, like many duties in the family, falls to the moms.
The end result is endless beautiful pics of dads playing with their kids while moms get the short end of the straw. And it's not just in quantity of pics, per Teigen, but in quality as well.
Granted, she took a very melodramatic and humorous approach to her message, but it still resonated with her celebrity and non-celebrity followers alike.
Apparently, as proof of this, she shared a pic that she appeared to have taken herself. All the while she lamented that she was the "designated photo taker and keeper for my family and no one else seems to care to be thoughtful and take good photos of me; they merely click them off without paying attention to angles or lighting or general photo ambiance."
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I never have pictures of myself because I am selfless and am the designated photo taker and keeper for my family and no one else seems to care to be thoughtful and take good photos of me they merely click them off without paying attention to angles or lighting or general photo ambience. but it’s okay. such is the life I chose. (To john)
"Wow," Legend shot back in the comments before jumping ship to his own page to try and disprove her theory. Meanwhile, her comments lit up from other moms who thought she got this one exactly right.
"Every time his dad holds him I pick up the camera and take a snap," commented Natasha Bedingfield. "He’s gonna think that it was only dad who did all those things with with him."
Kandi Burruss agreed as well, writing, "I never have great pics with my son and [Todd Tucker] gets all the great photos because I’m the photographer."
Another fan seemed to lament that this is just the way of the world. "I have the same issue!! Its a man thing," she wrote, adding with laughing emojis, "On the plus side hubby and kids look like they are having a wonderful life."
But Legend was already fighting back on his IG, captioning a pic of Teigen with the clapback, "When your wife says you're a bad Instagram husband."
It is a rather lovely pic of Teigen, but she quickly chimed in and claimed, "I took this."
Now, in Legend's defense, both of Teigen's hands are visible in the shot.
At the same time, there is such a thing as a timer on a camera so she could have set this up herself. But the real defense is that this isn't a pic of Teigen with Luna or Miles, so it doesn't debunk her theory that dads aren't capturing moments of moms spending time with their kids.
So Legend quickly took care of that with another pic of Teigen and Luna together. "Photo by ... me!" he captioned this one, adding the hashtag #GoodIntagramHusband. But does Teigen think this one utilized good "angles or lighting or general photo ambiance"? And it looks like he got the final word ... for now.
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