Chrissy Teigen defends Meghan Markle after backlash over miscarriage essay

Chrissy Teigen has leapt to the defense of Meghan Markle after the Duchess of Sussex shared the news she had suffered a miscariage in a personal essay for the New York Times. 

In the opinion piece, Meghan spoke of the "unbearable grief" she and her husband Prince Harry experienced after losing their second child in July. 

Teigen, who herself recently lost a pregnancy and wrote about her experiences online, lashed out at a Twitter user who questioned Meghan's motives for publishing the article. 

The Twitter thread began with one user's message to naysayers which declared: "Meghan Markle won't see all of the nasty shit you write about her but your friends who have experienced miscarriages and the loss of a baby will." 

In a since-deleted response, Marco Giannangeli, a journalist from the Sunday Express, wrote: "Is anyone really questioning the pain and sheer awfulness of suffering a miscarriage, or are they perhaps criticising Meghan's decision to write a 1000 word op-ed about herself?" 

"What does it add to the resources already available for those who go through a tragedy like this?" he added. 

Teigen was quick to shut down the implication Meghan's story was a publicity grab, replying: "Award for today's absolute piece of shit goes to Marco Giannangeli."

"Congratulations, piece of shit," she added. 

Teigen later deleted the tweet, following up with a disclaimer that read: "Sorry forgot I'm trying to be nicer lol." 

Still, Teigen received a wave of support from those who felt her reaction was justified, and the message behind it helpful. 

"I suffered a miscarriage 26 years ago. Miscarriages weren't discussed. I applaud you and Meghan Markle for your bravery for speaking up and helping others," one Twitter user wrote. 

"No need to apologise for calling out an awful, uncompassionate POS. Slay, sis," added another.