Is Chrissy Teigen getting canceled “forever?” The Sports Illustrated model seems to think it’s a definite possibility. But now, it’s an idea she’s officially coming to terms with.
In case you missed it, some not-so-nice tweets and direct messages reportedly pinned by Teigen surfaced a few months back. Allegedly, she sent them to Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, Lindsay Lohan, and Courtney Stodden. Stodden was just 16 at the time and in the middle of making headlines for marrying 50-year-old Doug Hutchinson.
Her harsh words were from 2011, but the damage remains fresh and potentially lasting. That’s how Chrissy currently sees her situation, at least. Although, it also looks like she’s now accepting responsibility for her past behavior (and potentially never-ending repercussions) to the best of her ability.
“I’m just…tired of being sick with myself all day.”Chrissy Teigen
Still, as one of the most influential stars on social media, the masses are not letting Teigen off the hook for this one, maybe ever. But we’ll see.
The public’s response to her past mistakes has taken a definite toll on Tiegen, she says. When the backlash first intensified, Teigen decided it was time to leave the platform she once loved behind. In response to the controversy and criticisms, Chrissy tweeted,
“For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends,” she continues, “But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”
In her final thoughts, Tiegen wrote “I encourage you to know and never forget that your words matter. No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intention. For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised.”
While many were sad to see her go, Courtney Stodden had little sympathy for Teigen. And after what the non-binary star told The Daily Beast in May 2021, that much is not surprising. Stodden alleged Teigen sent cruel DMs saying things like “I can’t wait for you to die” and encouraged them to commit suicide.
When Chrissy left Twitter, Courtney had this to say, “What a shame @chrissyteigen is leaving Twitter … it’s too ‘negative’ for herrrrrr #chrissyteigen #bully.”
On social media, Teigen has acknowledged she may not be able to smooth this one over in the near future, if ever, and admits that it still stings. On Instagram, Teigen shared a lengthy and lamenting post with her following last week. She wrote,
“I desperately wanna communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay. I’m not used to any other way!!” adding, “Cancel club is a fascinating thing and I have learned a whollllle lot. Only a few understand it and it’s impossible to know til you’re in it. And it’s hard to talk about it in that sense because obviously, you sound whiney when you’ve clearly done something wrong. It just sucks. There is no winning. But there never is here anyhow.”
She concludes the post by saying, “All I know is I love you guys, I miss you guys, and I just needed an honest moment with you because I’m just…tired of being sick with myself all day.”
These days, Teigen admits she doesn’t know where to go from here but accepts that her relationship with social media may forever have a dark spot. Making light of the situation (and vividly venting), she’s still talking about being canceled. Tiegen now calls herself the newest “inductee” into the “cancel club.”
On what she plans to do next, Teigen says, “All I can do is live my life and take care of my kids and family…Everyone else can make their choice.” And she’s definitely right about that.