NBC New Year's Eve Show Shocks Folks at Home with Hot Talk of 'Vaginal Steaming'

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.

According to Paltrow, vaginal steaming is an old Korean tradition that involves a woman "cleansing" her private parts by putting them over a steaming bowl of herbs. Teigen's jokey Instagram caption?

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. 

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