Chrissy Teigen has issued a long – and very overdue – apology for her past actions.
The model and social media star took a short break from social media after some disturbing tweets resurfaced…
Which resulted in her being accused of bullying many other celebrities – both publicly and privately.
One of her main accusers was Courtney Stodden, a former model who rose to fame after they got married to fifty-nine-year-old Doug Hutchison while they were only sixteen. Stodden maintains that Tiegen constantly bullied them, tagging them in abusive tweets, which were recovered by fans.
“I hate you,” one of them read, while another prompted them to take a “dirt nap”, which is another way of telling them to take their own life.
Not only that, but the abuse carried on behind the scenes too, with Stodden telling fans that Teigen would send her private DMs saying other similar things.
What’s more, Stodden added neither Teigen nor any of the other celebrities who hurt them sought to apologize for their actions.
“It was just so hypocritical of her,” they said, “I think, for me, because I experienced so much harassment and bullying from her when I was just sixteen years old, just seventeen years old, just eighteen years old, at a time when I needed help. Like, I was being abused.
“She has sent me so many different tweets. Private DMs, up ’til a couple of years ago. It’s so damaging when you have someone like Chrissy Teigen bullying children.”
Teigen was also accused of bullying other stars such as Lindsey Lohan, Farrah Abraham, and Michael Costello from Project Runway.
After receiving thousands of hate comments from outraged fans and being dropped by multiple brands, she disappeared from Twitter to “reflect” on her past actions but just a few weeks later, she’s back and not at all empty-handed…
She’s come through with another apology.
Titled “Hi again,” the written piece addresses the bullying accusations as well as offers what is supposed to be a “sincere” apology to everyone she’s hurt, including her fans.
“I know I’ve been quiet, and lord knows you don’t want to hear about me, but I want you to know I’ve been sitting in a hole of deserved global punishment, the ultimate ‘sit here and think about what you’ve done'”, she wrote, “Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I’ve said in the past.”
“I’ve apologized publicly to one person, but there are others — and more than just a few — who I need to say I’m sorry to. I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted.”
She also added that she wouldn’t blame them for not wanting to speak to her. I mean, after the things she’s said, who would want to?
“There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding, and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor.”
“I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry.”
She also explains how she’s “no longer the same person she used to be,” and after undergoing a lot of therapy, she was able to become a better person.
Finishing off the 5-minute read, she says she’s going to “focus on things that are most important,” which includes her family and taking care of herself before thanking everyone for listening.
A close source to Stodden said they’d be willing to hear Chrissy out and that her apology is what they needed to “close that chapter.”
But don’t hold your breath, judging by the comments under her most recent tweet, it seems like there’s a long way to go before Teigen is fully forgiven.
Read her full apology letter here.