Tiegen was brave to be open about her miscarriage

Staff Editorial

Model and entrepreneur Chrissy Tiegen made an emotional post on Instagram Wednesday to announce that her pregnancy had ended in a miscarriage.

Tiegen and her husband, musician John Legend, posted on their social media accounts that they were “in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before.”

Tiegen’s announcement was met with widespread support from fans and fellow celebrities, but unfortunately not everyone was so supportive.

Online conspiracy theorists and some of the more radical people who oppose abortion responded negatively, implying in some cases that this was “revenge” for a debunked conspiracy theory that linked Tiegen with Jeffrey Epstein.

Others used Tiegen’s announcement to make arguments against abortion or call Tiegen a hypocrite for supporting a woman’s right to choose.

Additionally, even more people accused her of using her miscarriage to get likes on social media.

We at The Daily Eastern News believe that Tiegen was very brave to share her experience, one that so many people have also gone through.

According to the Mayo Clinic, about 10 or 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. It is a very common thing, which of course does not diminish the pain of the people who experience it.

It is important to remove the stigma that still surrounds miscarriages.

They are often caused when a fetus does not develop properly, many times as a result of missing or having too many chromosomes. These issues can occur naturally as the embryo grows and divides early in a pregnancy.

People who experience miscarriages may feel a tremendous amount of emotional pain, in addition to possible physical side effects, and should not be needlessly shamed by people, whether their criticism is fueled by insane conspiracies or just ignorance of the problem.