Chrissy Teigen leaves Twitter: American model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen announced her exit from the micro-blogging platform Twitter on March 24. She said that the platform “no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.” She explained why she made the decision in a series of tweets, before calling it quits.
“Hey. 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, but it’s time for me to say goodbye,” Teigen wrote in her tweet.
Teigen who is known for giving it back to mean tweets said that she was hurt by all the negative comments she received and how she was being portrayed as a ‘clap back girl’ on the platform. She also said the attacks made by two-person follower accounts had left her ‘deeply bruised.’ Teigen then signed off by saying that she hasn’t yet learnt to ‘block the negativity.’
Just two days ago, Chrissy Teigen had announced her collaboration with Kris Jenner on a new project, launching a new brand called Safely which specialises in producing plant-based cleaning products. However, Teigen receiving a lot of hate on Twitter after the brand promotion. One user ridiculed the duo by saying that they appeared with their faces pumped with ‘toxins’. “Not to mention their faces are pumped full of the ‘toxins’ they’re so worried about… any greenwashing marketing gibberish is completely offset by their home’s carbon footprint & weekend private jet trips to get to Kris’ palm springs pad,” said the user.
Teigen then reacted to the tweet by calling it ‘mean’. “You guys are truly just mean, I’ll never get over it,” she said.
Here’s how social media reacted to Teigen’s departure from Twitter:
So Chrissy Teigen deleted her account. So basically a woman of color who is grieving the loss of a child and simply wanted to share funny thoughts and yummy recipes was bullied to such an extreme that she had to leave in order to protect her mental health. Good job sucky people. pic.twitter.com/0opttM0Eke
— Meredith Lee (@meralee727) March 25, 2021
You fuckers bullied Chrissy Teigen off Twitter. All she did was share recipes and tell dumb jokes. What the hell is wrong with you. pic.twitter.com/4dfGKCDA0G
— That Keira (@HellaciousK) March 25, 2021
It’s weird how proud some are of bullying Chrissy Teigen off twitter.
Like you know she’ll still be rich and pretty and famous.
And now she won’t have to deal with the annoyance that is you.
— Monjula Ray (@queerBengali) March 25, 2021
In December last year, Teigen had shared on social media that she won’t be able to carry a child again. Three months before making this revelation, Chrissy and her husband John Legend had suffered a miscarriage after experiencing excessive bleeding.
While many had appreciated the author for sharing her ordeal online, some had criticised her for allegedly using a traumatic event for publicity. Read about Teigen’s post here.
Actor Sonam Kapoor targetted Twitter in a tweet, sharing the news about Teigen quitting the platform. “Has Twitter become too toxic?” she tweeted. “Should we all quit Twitter? I’m not very active but I get my news through it. But there is no accountability on the social media platform. Opening social media accounts should be like opening any other accounts in the real world. You should need an ID proof,” the actor further said in her Instagram story.
Has Twitter become too toxic? @Twitter @TwitterIndia @jack pic.twitter.com/I5HMr5EMEd
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) March 25, 2021