Here’s How Chrissy Teigen Convinced Thousands of Women to Boycott Twitter Today

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If you spend any time on Twitter, you might notice something is a little different today. That’s because many women have chosen to boycott the social media platform for 24 hours.

The Internet has been a pretty bonkers place for the past week. After the New York Times published an article exposing the fact that Harvey Weinstein has sexually harassed and assaulted women for decades, many people — celebrities and non-celebrities alike — have spoken up to condemn Weinstein’s behavior. But earlier this week, Twitter had a hand in actively silencing those who were speaking up. As you might expect, people are not pleased.

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She has spent the last week retweeting Weinstein’s victims’ messages, calling out liars, and asking people to sign a petition to dissolve The Weinstein Company.

Apparently, McGowan had shared a personal phone number, which is against the Twitter Rules that everyone agrees to when they sign up for an account.

After all, the President of the United States has used Twitter to personally attack people. Remember when he shared a tweet that North Korea called a declaration of war?

Many people started tweeting the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter. That’s why your Twitter timeline might look so empty today.

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Chrissy Teigen typically spends a lot of time on Twitter. Seriously. Just do a quick search on 22 Words for stories about her and you will find enough reading material for a few days. Here’s what she had to say about the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement:

She also made it clear that she’s not boycotting Twitter because she hates it (and let’s be honest: It’d be hard to believe that Teigen hates Twitter). Rather, she believes that the social media platform can do better.

It’s hard enough to imagine boycotting Twitter when you’re not even a little bit famous. If you’re Chrissy Teigen, though, think of all the mentions you’d be missing out on! The GIFs! The hashtags! This is clearly a big step.

Harvey Weinstein spent decades sexually harassing women and then silencing them. That’s how he’s been able to get away with his heinous behavior for so long. Do we really want to be silent as a way to show our support?

There’s enough bad stuff in the world — and plenty of it exists on Twitter. If you choose to tweet today, share a positive message with the world. Do your part to make the Internet a better place. Chrissy Teigen will be right there with you tomorrow.