Topic: Media Research Center
Leave it to Gabriel Hays -- whose stock in trade at the Media Research Center is mocking and smearing celebrities who aren't as far-right as he is and being enraged that cartoons teach children that racism is bad -- to politicize someone's tragedy.
Hays particularly hates model Chrissy Teigen. He has previously sneered at her for responding in kind to a nasty insult from President Trump, mocked her for having "quarantined in her luxury pad with her husband, singer John Legend" and cried "BARF" when a magazine did a story on them and declared her "the spokeswoman for 'Vaginal steaming.'"So when Teigen reported having a miscarriage, Hays was eager to exploit it for his right-wing agenda, using an Oct. 1 post to gloat that the "pro-choice" Teigen admitted she was having a child:
Sometimes, even the most pro-choice people on the planet have a hard time denying the reality that their unborn child is a living human being inside of them.
Hollywood couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen tragically lost their third child due to pregnancy complications on October 1. In their mournful social media posts about the horrific loss, they revealed themselves as a pro-life family, if only for a moment.
The Grammy award-winning singer and his model wife very much treated their unborn baby “Jack” as a very real, and very human part of their family from the moment they found out Teigen was pregnant.
Hays offered a little sympathy lip service, but that's not he's really about. But he also devoted a paragraph to disputing whether Teigen actually miscarried:
It’s not clear how far along in the pregnancy Teigen was, but media were under the impression she had suffered a miscarriage. Though that’s the term for the death of an unborn child before 20 weeks of pregnancy due to malformation in the womb. All we know for sure is that Teigen had publicly confirmed that she was having a baby boy just only a couple weeks ago.
He even put "miscarriage" in scare quotes in the headline. That's not the sign of someone who truly has sympathy for Teigen and Legend.
Hays ended by claiming that "They should take solace in the fact that they may see him again in the light of God’s presence someday." Hays, meanwhile, is taking solace in how he pushed his political agenda on the backs of someone else's tragedy.