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Chrissy Teigen would like anyone raising an eyebrow to her latest surgery to relax.
The "Cravings" cookbook author responded to critics of her eyebrow transplant Monday in a since-expired Instagram Story. Teigen, 35, shared a screenshot from a Daily Mail article titled: " 'Rich people problems': Chrissy Teigen is slammed over 'out-of-touch' posts about her eyebrow transplant surgery – as critics point out other people are 'suffering' and 'trying to pay their bills.' " Her Story also included tweets criticizing the procedure in which strands are taken from other parts of the body.
"Eyebrow transplants are typically performed by removing hair from the back of the scalp," according to the website of Dr. Jason Diamond, one of the physicians Teigen tagged in a post about her surgery. "After hair is harvested, tiny angled incisions are made in the brow area, and the hairs are grafted into the hair follicles. An eyebrow transplant usually takes between two and three hours to perform, depending on the amount of hair that each patient needs transplanted."
One tweet included in Teigen's Story declared she was "seriously a cancer." Another said, "Chrissy Teigen needs to disappear." The cause of their ire was lost on Teigen. "WHY are people so (expletive) riled up over any little thing I do?" she wrote in her Story. "You're gonna give yourselves a heart attack"
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The criticism comes about a month after Teigen opened up about what she's learned from the fallout surrounding her own mean tweets and online bullying, which began in May. She was called out for publicly harassing media personality Courtney Stodden. In June, Teigen came under fire after fashion designer Michael Costello claimed Teigen and her stylist friend Monica Rose made sure he lost out on professional opportunities and that he contemplated suicide as a result. Teigen's track record of bullying also included mean tweets directed at pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne, actor Lindsay Lohan and Republican politician Sarah Palin.
"Having this period of time to digest it all and to look back and to realize that honestly there is always so much time to grow and to learn and to become more empathetic," Teigen told "Today" show host Hoda Kotb during a Oct. 26 appearance. "I look at my kids, and I look at what I want their values to be and how I want them to treat people. And to see that in myself that I wasn't doing that was the hardest part … realizing, 'My goodness, this really had an effect on people.' "
Contributing: Edward Segarra
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Chrissy Teigen's eyebrow transplant draws haters, which she shuts down