Chrissy Teigen, whose old comments about cyberbullying model and reality TV star Courtney Stodden surfaced again, has written a lengthy apology online.
There hasn’t been “one day, not even one minute,” she wrote on Monday on Medium, “that I haven’t felt the heavy burden of sorrow for the things I’ve said in the past.”
Several of my previous terrible tweets have reappeared again, as you know. I feel terrible about being associated with them. As I take in the full extent of the damage they’ve done, I can’t help but ask, “How would I have done that?”
I’ve already publicly apologised to one individual, but there are many others to whom I owe an apology. I’m trying to make amends with the folks I’ve insulted in secret. This is like my very own episode of “My Name is Earl!”
I don’t think I’d enjoy a conversation with myself. (The truth of the matter is that I am quite uncomfortable in an argumentative situation.) But if they do,” she said, “I will be here to listen to whatever they have to offer while apologising through tears.
The First Moments Of Self-Awareness
In May, the 13.5 million Followers on twitter Teigen has become involved in the bullying incident. Stodden said during a conversation with Weekly Standard that Teigen had given them terrible direct messages including the phrase “I can’t wait to see you die.” Since May 12, when she issued a first apology, Teigen has been noticeably absent from social media.
No reasonable explanation can justify my terrible tweets of the past. My victims were unworthy of my punishments.
Not a soul does. She added, “Many of them needed compassion, kindness, understanding, and assistance, not my meanness disguised as a kind of nonchalant, edgy humour. Simply put, I was a troll. I’m very sorry.”
Michael Costello, a former contestant on “Project Runway,” a fashion design competition, stepped out against Teigen later on Monday, saying that he had been bullied by her and that it had led to suicidal ideas and depression.
In an Instagram story, Costello claimed that in 2014, Chrissy had falsely accused him of having been a racist due to a “photoshopped comment.” According to Costello, this caused him to be “blacklisted” from any potential future employment.
I remember lying in bed, contemplating suicide, for a long stretch of nights. “Hollywood’s elites “really do have capabilities to close doorways with a single text,” thus there was no way to avoid being a target.
As Costello explained later in the essay, “I am not okay as a direct result of the what Chrissy Teigen done to me in 2014. I know I won’t be completely happy again, but today I’m going to be honest anyhow.
He also sent transcripts of his messages back and forth with Teigen. Keep reading to see his entire message.
Earlier in June, Teigen decided not to participate in the upcoming second season of the Netflix original series “Never Have I Ever,” which will premiere in July. The part was voiceover narration for a single episode, much like the guest appearances in the show’s pilot.
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The Meteoric Rise Of Twitter’s Most Popular Supermodel
Chrissy Teigen, supermodel, is “funny,” as the opening line of an Esquire profile from 2014 proclaims. Not Twitter-worthy hilarity. In a word: hilarious. Even in the real world.”
Almost all of the earliest profiles of Teigen share this tingle: a mildly patronising wonder at the notion that she is not only professionally attractive but can also deliver a joke. What are the odds, anyway? Also, I didn’t aware she had a thing for eating.
Continuing from that cliche, the supermodel in the 2014 Esquire story says, “I know it’s a cliche when fashion models claim that they adore food and consume whatever they want yet somehow never gain weight.” Chrissy, on the other hand, “loves food”
The modern celebrity profile reader has learned from Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl and is therefore jaded by any piece that so closely matches the archetype of Flynn’s “Cool Girl” — “a gorgeous, hilarious lady who is crazy about threesomes and anal sex.
Plays video games all day long, drinks cheap beer, and worships football and card games., as well as jams corn dogs and cheeseburgers into helen mouth like she’s hosting the world’ But in 2014.
When Jennifer Lawrence was at the top of the Hollywood food chain, being a Cool Girl was indeed the greatest asset any aspiring young star could have.
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Years Of Criticism Of Chrissy Teigen Have Finally Come To A Head
Really nasty things were said by Teigen about herself and other folks on Twitter, and it’s obvious that she singled them out because she felt empowered to do so by popular culture. In 2012, even “a allegedly feminist website” like Jezebel mocked Stodden.
Doing so exemplified the sarcastic spirit that characterised Jezebel along with her more well-known relative, Gawker.
So, Teigen was not harmed by these tweets in the early 2010s. In fact, they were an integral element that rendered her so endearing and hilarious.
Twitter has always been a platform where hateful speech is celebrated so long as it is directed at the “correct people.” Teenagers locked in abusive adult relationships were considered “the right people” before then, although this is no longer the case.
Some of Teigen’s most endearing qualities—her lack of filter and her enjoyment of roasting people who were generally considered to be terrible—are on display inside the tweet that have led to her downfall. What has altered is the realisation that her use of drugs was always misguided.
The way we use Twitter has shifted as a result of our decade-long reckoning with the way we discourse about women and femmes. And in doing so, the once ruling female monarch is being toppled.