Parents complained about how it became too racy on NBC's New Year's Eve show about 15 minutes before midnight. NBC's Carson Daly asked supermodel (and co-host) Chrissy Teigen about her controversial Instagram posts, including one of her breast-feeding her baby son and a doll, and another taken while she received a "vaginal steaming."
Daly began by hailing Teigen as a "queen of social media," and then showed three photos from this summer from Teigen's Instagram account. The second picture Daly showed was an Instagram post that had over 3 million likes of Teigen breastfeeding her baby son Miles, and on the other breast, a doll from her two-year-old daughter Luna, who stands nearby. Her caption on Instagram read: “Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now.”
CARSON DALY: People went wild over this one just because you were breast-feeding Miles and Luna. Not them, but one of their dolls. Or a couple of their dolls.
CHRISSY TEIGEN: Yes, I may have breast-fed a doll. What can I say? Dolls have to eat too.
DALY: I agree. It’s a good point. I'm going to give money for that cause this year. [Teigen laughs] I’m glad it wasn’t Gritty, by the way [the new orange bearded Philadelphia Flyers mascot]. [More laughter]
Then Daly introduced the vaginal-steaming photo.
DALY: Now people who are outraged at this one. What are you doing here? Take a look at this photo here.
TEIGEN: Yeah, that's a classic vaginal steaming –
DALY: I’m sorry –
TEIGEN: -- I like to steam my vag.
DALY: I’d rather you not say it.
TEIGEN: I don't like to do it, but if G.P. [actress Gwyneth Paltrow] tells me to do it, I'm kind of into it.
DALY: What does that mean?
TEIGEN, smiling: There's a lot to explain. I did it, whatever.
DALY, joking: You should be in prison.
TEIGEN, joking back: For more reasons than that.
face mask / heat pad / vagina steam no I don’t know if any of this works but it can’t hurt right? *vagina dissolves*
It's one thing if Teigen brought this up, Kathy Griffin-style, in a comedic outburst. But NBC curated this discussion with months-old photographs, mocking people who were outraged at the photos by broadcasting them across America. The Twitter reaction was swift:
To add insult to injury, NBC's crew actually missed the Times Square ball drop at midnight. No wonder people were clicking to other channels.