Chrissy Teigen said her Twitter fans have ‘been her world’ but that it was ‘time to say goodbye’ before deleting her account.
UPDATE: (3/25/21, 12 pm ET) — Just one day after she deleted her Twitter account. Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to confirm her exit from the platform. “It’s true! The platform no longer serves me as positively as it does negatively, so with that I bid you adieu,” the model wrote in a lengthy caption explaining her decision. “But I want to say that this is absolutely NOT twitter’s fault – I believe they do all they can to combat relentless bullying, any honestly, it’s not the bullying!!”, she continued in defense of the platform — which has become a hub for comedy lovers who would linger on her every witty word.
“You guys have no idea how much they’ve reached out and worked with my team and me personally,” Chrissy revealed, noting, “It’s not the platform. It’s not the ‘bullying’. And it’s not the trolls. The trolls I can deal with, although it weighs on you. It’s just me,” she admitted. “I have to come to terms with the fact some people aren’t gonna like me. I hate letting people down or upsetting people and I feel like I just did it over and over and over. Someone can’t read that they disappointed you in some way every single day, all day without physically absorbing that energy. I can feel it in my bones,” the mother of two explained.
ORIGINAL: (3/24/21, 11:23 pm ET) — Chrissy Teigen is saying goodbye to Twitter! The 35-year-old confessed the social media platform “no longer served” her “positively” on Wednesday, March 24 — then deleted her verified account. “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,” she wrote.
She posted a long thread then deactivated shortly after. pic.twitter.com/FFsGDfw9TC
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“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,” the Cravings author went on. “I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not. My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as!” she explained. “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,” she also wrote.
Chrissy Teigen deleting her account is just one more example of cyber bullying being fun and cool pic.twitter.com/omnTkWYeB4
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“I have made my mistakes, throughout years and in front of hundreds of thousands, and been held accountable for them. I’ve learned an incredible amount here…God I have said f—– up s— and killed myself over it as much as you killed me. But one thing I haven’t learned is how to block out the negativity,” she concluded with a “<3.” After her heartbreaking miscarriage last fall, Chrissy also confirmed she was taking a “break” from Twitter.
While Chrissy has become known for her online humor — particularly hilarious tweets — she has also had her fair share of drama on social media. She was notoriously blocked from President Donald Trump‘s account after calling him out (and was later unblocked from the @POTUS account when Joe Biden was elected), but has also had feuds with Piers Morgan and food writer Alison Roman, who is the author of NYT best seller Nothing Fancy & Dining In.
Alison seemingly blasted Chrissy for having “people running a content farm for her” and launching a Target line in June 2020, leading Chrissy to clap back. “This is a huge bummer and hit me hard,” Chrissy responded. “I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article.” At the time, the wife of John Legend also took her account private.
In addition to running her Cravings empire, Chrissy just added cleaning maven to her resume with the launch of Safely with Kris Jenner, 65, and Good American’s Emma Grede. “I couldn’t find products out there that I loved and that also cleaned as well as these old-school products did,” Chrissy explained. “So when we started talking about Safely, it seemed like such a no-brainer to create premium products that actually work and are more accessible,” she added. The premium plant-based line includes six products, including a universal cleaner, detergent and sanitizer.